It has been YEARS since my husband was able to talk any of us into getting on Kali River Rapids, mainly because we usually go to Disney in the last few months of the year, and the kids and I feel that it’s too chilly to ride it then! But this coming trip, we are riding it! We have already bought bribes, so there is no turning back! Because this will be my son’s first time riding it, we featured it as this week’s Mickey Monday.
Decor: I decorated with a piece of blue material coming down from the curtain rod (held with clothes pins) like a waterfall, and a blue table cloth. I made a little raft out of pool rings and stuck Mickey and his friends in as if they were riding Kali. I also made a sign that copies the words before the ride, “You will get wet. You may get soaked.”
Music: We listened to Animal Kingdom music we found free online.
1 cup sugar
1 (0.22-ounce) envelope unsweetened blue raspberry lemonade mix
7 cups water
1 (6-ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1 (46-ounce) can unsweetened pineapple juice, chilled
1 (2-liter) bottle ginger ale, chilled
• Stir together first 4 ingredients in a 2-quart pitcher; pour evenly into 5 ice cube trays, and freeze at least 8 hours.
• Combine pineapple juice and ginger ale; serve over the raspberry ice cubes you made.
• I used a packet of Kool-Aid Blue Raspberry Lemonade.
Th kids really thought this drink was cool!
Dinner: We had rice, potstickers, ribs, shrimp kabobs, teriyaki steak kabobs, egg roll, and broccoli. My husband served everything on a lazy susan to make it easier to share. There was a little fire in the middle of the food so that we could reheat everything right before we ate it. It reminded me of the fire when you are riding Kali River!
Games: Parents played along with the kids, and even though my youngest shied away from getting wet at first, he loosened up and ended up having a blast!
• WATER LIMBO
• 1. Set up a water hose in a grassy area.
2. Line kids up as in traditional limbo.
3. An adult is in charge of the water hose, shooting a powerful stream of water for kids to limbo under.
4. Adult starts with the hose high, and then lowers the stream of water after each round. Losers, of course, get soaked!
A WATER WINDMILL
1. Half fill a child’s pail (with handle) — with water.
2. Have children hold the pails in one hand—and hold that arm straight down by their side.
3. Keeping the arm straight, children swing the pail around and around in a circle.
4. No water should spill, if pail is kept moving like a windmill.
Required: several sponges (we only used 3 per person. 2 plastic containers filled with water)
Players: Small to large groups
Have at least 3 sponges per player. ( or you could use water balloons)
Divide into 2 groups on opposite sides of a line with each side having their sponges in water filled basins.
If you are hit with a wet sponge you are out (like dodge ball). If someone catches your sponge, you are out.
Last one in wins.
Dessert: cinnamon ice cream and honey cake (unfortunately, my camera stopped working correctly, so I don’t have any pictures.)