Knott’s Berry Farm will open Calico River Rapids on Friday, May 17th. The new white water raft ride takes explorers on a search for new land where indigenous wildlife, treacherous roaring rapids, dynamic water effects plus a variety of wild surprises will be encountered along the way.

Calico River Rapids takes over the former Bigfoot Rapids white water raft ride, after undergoing a major renovation; featuring new animatronics, themed show scenes, a new story overlay – which tells the backstory about the origins of the “Ghost Town” community of Calico.

The attraction will come to life with new animatronics and special effects designed and manufactured by Garner Holt Productions, Inc. Knott’s released a behind-the-scenes video of the attraction’s renovation: