Guests planning on visiting the Walt Disney World Resort early next year should keep in mind that, beginning from January 4, 2016, select rides, attractions, and stores found at Disney's Animal Kingdom will close for refurbishment, including Maharajah Jungle Trek, Kali River Rapids (both located in the Asia themed area of the park), and the Disney Outfitters shop (located on Discovery Island).
Continue reading to learn more about these upcoming refurbishment projects.

Here is a tentative schedule that includes the expected duration of these temporary closures:
  • The Maharajah Jungle Trek is scheduled to return to operation on January 21, 2016;
  • Kali River Rapids is expected to return to operation in mid-February;
  • Disney Outfitters is currently scheduled to reopen to Guests in mid-March.
During the refurbishment of Disney Outfitters, Riverside Depot will be open. All the Wilderness Explorers badges typically earned within Maharajah Jungle Trek will continue to be available outside the location.

Be sure to continue to check back here on Orlando Theme Park News for more updates and advisories.

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