Drift along a peaceful river inside a circular 8-person raft created by The Grizzly River Rafting Company. You'll float through a path covered with pine trees and a series of cliffs fossilized with some of California's Ice Age inhabitants. Right when you feel relaxed and tranquil, you'll begin your ascent up Grizzly Peak, part of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Once you reach the summit, your river adventure becomes a wild one. You'll splash down a foaming spring as you travel down Grizzly river. While on your treacherous descent, your raft will venture inside a mountain cavern and an abandoned mine shaft! So, hold on tight and brace yourself, because the trouble isn't over until you navigate through waters overrun with out-of-control geysers!
Grizzly River Run is a whitewater rapids attraction in Grizzly Peak at Disney California Adventure® Park. The ride's duration is 7 minutes. Guests must transfer from their wheelchair/ECV to the ride vehicle. For wheelchair access, enter through the standard queue and proceed through the designated gate near the loading zone. Guests must navigate steps when boarding and disembarking the raft.
Do not bring items that are damaged by water; you're guaranteed to get splashed while on this attraction, and you may even get soaked!
Bring a waterproof poncho or change of clothes if you want to experience this attraction but stay dry throughout the day. You can store the clothes in the lockers located next to the 20-foot tall grizzly bear at the entrance of Grizzly River Run.
Consider also experiencing this attraction towards the end of your day at Disney California Adventure® Park to minimize your time in wet clothes. You can use the Single Rider line if you don't mind splitting your group up!
Grizzly River Run opened at Disney California Adventure® Park on February 8, 2001.
Disney Imagineers studied buildings from the Empire Mine in Grass Valley, the Kentucky Mine in Sierra City and the Gold Bug Mine in Placerville to create an authentic look in the ride's queue.
The diameter of the Pelton Water Wheel on Grizzly River Run is 22 feet.