Grizzly River Run in California Adventure is a whitewater raft adventure that takes you down a California river in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Legend has it that Grizzly Peak was once a giant bear named Oo-soo’-ma-te, whom A-ha-le the Coyote transformed into stone to watch over and protect the mountain. Throughout the journey, it is said that you can hear the bear’s spirit roaring at those who dare to travel through the mountain.
Length of Ride: 7 minutes
Height Requirement: 42 inches
Scare Factor: The drop
Rider Switch (for small kids): Yes
Weather Procedure: Closed in inclement weather
Ride Photo: No
Flash Photography: If you want to risk your camera getting wet
Queue: Partially covered, takes you past outbuildings containing items you would need for a rafting excursion in California
Open for Magic Mornings: No
When to Ride: In the morning or with Fastass
Our Touring Strategy: We rode it with Fastpass and it was so much fun!
Secrets/Tips and Tricks:
- The raft seats 8 people
- You can wear a waterproof poncho if you don’t want to get wet
- Lockers are available for free (up to 2 hours) to store your belongings. Look for them by the 20-foot tall grizzly bear statue that is near the entrance
- The longest drop is 22 feet and the raft spins as it drops
- The landscape is inspired by Yellowstone Park’s hot springs
- To keep your shoes dry, put your feet on the center post
- This attraction has a single rider line
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