Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jul 17, 2013
    Jessica from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are planning on visiting during early/mid February next year, I was wondering if the water rides in Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom will be open and if it would be warm enough to ride them if open. We love the water rides so I would hate to miss them.

    Hello Jessica!  Thanks so much for your question.  Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom is one of my very favourite rides too, however, if it's cold out I sometimes opt out.  Generally, Splash Mountain will close for refurbishment for about a month in January/February, so depending on the schedule it may or may not be open during your visit.  If you are concerned about getting too wet and having to walk around in damp clothes all day, you could pick up some inexpensive, dollar-store ponchos and put them on for the ride - I've done this in the past, and we've even 'gifted' them to others waiting in line after we used them!

    Kali River Rapids at Disney's Animal Kingdom has been known to close during very cold weather, but that happens very infrequently.  However, like Splash Mountain, it usually goes down for refurbishment for several weeks in January/February.  This is one ride that I usually skip due to the fact that I seem to have a bullseye over me for getting absolutely drenched - even with a poncho!

    Disney probably figures that January and February are the best times to refurbish these water rides due to the cooler temps and lower crowds.  Since you love them so much, I'm hoping that both of them will be open by the time your Walt Disney World vacation comes around - just be sure to bring those ponchos!

    Please don't hesitate to ask me any more questions you have before your upcoming Walt Disney World Vacation - I would love to help you!  Have a magical day Jessica!

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