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How Wet Do You Get?

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You WILL get wet!

Water is part of many rides at Walt Disney World. For some rides, the water is just there for you to gently glide in your boat. In other rides, you’ll feel like half of the water is in your shoes after you get off. If you’re not sure how wet you will get on a ride, watch at the exit for a minute or two and see what has happened to other guests. You’ll then be able to gauge whether or not it is something that you want to do.

There are two rides at Walt Disney World where you will most likely get soaked. The first is the Magic Kingdom’s Splash Mountain. The name alone should tell you that getting wet is part of the appeal. Most of the ride is a log flume, where you will travel through scenes from Song of the South. It’s the ending that will get you. There is a five story drop, and the water comes right back up at you. Some people say that the first couple of rows are wetter than the back, but it doesn’t really matter. Place your electronics in zipper bags or hand them to a non-rider, and be prepared to get soaked. You can watch the drop before you get in line so that you will have an idea of just how much water splashes up and onto the riders.

The other ride that everyone will get soaked on is Kali River Rapids at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This is a whitewater adventure, and each ride will be a little bit different. Expect to get hit by water at any moment during your journey. You are not going to be able to get away from it, so embrace it if you realize that you are about to get doused. You’ll see families getting off who are wearing ponchos, and they are still dripping. You’re not going to escape it. Kali River Rapids is a lot of fun when it’s raining and you’re wet anyway, but if there is lightening in the area it will be shut down.

There are two other boat rides where you will get slightly wet. Compared to the two already mentioned, these are more of a gentle splash. They are Pirates of the Caribbean at the Magic Kingdom, and Frozen Ever After at Epcot. Since both rides have a very slight drop, there is a chance that you will have water splash up on you. It’s not much, but if you’re worried about getting wet you will want to be prepared for it.

Of course, the ultimate place to get wet at Walt Disney World is either of the Water Parks. Both Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach are designed to make sure you have fun in the water, and you won’t mind one bit.