It has been less than a day since Disney announced Splash Mountain would be re-themed for The Princess and the Frog at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, and it appears Disney fans are wasting no time in claiming their soon-to-be-collectible merchandise.
Inside the Magic has confirmed that Splash Mountain merchandise is already selling out on shopDisney. This includes the Br’er Bear plush doll, the Splash Mountain 30th Anniversary Pop! Vinyl Figure Set by Funko, and a 30th Anniversary Figure featuring Br’er Bear, Br’er Fox, and Br’er Rabbit.
Upon further investigation, we found no other signs of the Splash Mountain merchandise on when searching on shopDisney.
Searches for “Splash Mountian,” “Br’er Fox,” “Br’er Rabbit,” on the website provided either empty or irrelevant results.
But there is still plenty of Splash Mountain merchandise available online. Disney fans just might have to pay a lot more to get it. Prices for Splash Mountain merchandise have already skyrocketed on eBay. Splash Mountain’s Funko POP! vinyl collection, for instance, went for $49.99 on shopDisney, but sets are now being sold on eBay for more than $200 (plus shipping and handling).
Disney confirmed that change was coming for Splash Mountain on Thursday, June 25. Even though no construction start date was announced, this still means the days of Disney-official Splash Mountain merchandise are numbered. And Disney fans are rushing to get their hands on as much of the soon-to-be-discontinued merchandise as possible.
Disney also confirmed that, because of the current shutdowns and construction projects, fans of the classic attraction will be able to enjoy it one more time when the parks reopen, but it is unknown how much Splash Mountain merchandise is left in Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom or if Disney has any intention of restocking the shelves in the theme park gift shops. We advise our readers currently in the hunt for Splash Mountain gear to pick some up on their next park visit before the attraction closes and is reimagined to Princess and the Frog
What do you think about Disney changing Splash Mountain? Are you scrambling to get some merchandise before it is gone? Let us know in the comments!