UPDATE: Splash Mountain Reopens After Days of Closure

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Credit: Twitter User @Imagineer999/ITM

Updated 7/28 at 11:45m EST

Just minutes after writing this article, Splash Mountain has been filled back up with water and began testing the attraction. The queue line has officially reopened to Guests and initially had a 5 minute wait.

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Credit: Inside the Magic/My Disney Experience

Not long after it reopened, Guests headed towards the attraction and is now up to a 60 minute wait, just 15 minutes after the line reopened.

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Credit: Inside the Magic/My Disney Experience

Original Article:

Yesterday Inside the Magic reported that the Splash Mountain ride at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom was unexpectedly drained and was experiencing its second day of closure.

Today, it looks as though nothing has changed inside the theme park as Splash Mountain is still fully drained as it goes on its third day of closure.

Related: Guest Makes a ‘Splash,’ Reportedly Falls in Splash Mountain

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Credit: Inside the Magic/My Disney Experience

Though we are unsure why the attraction was drained, it looks as though Disney is trying everything they can to get the ride back up and running. According to Twitter user, @Imagineer999 Splash Mountain has been closed due to technical difficulties but the park is trying to get the ride reopened at some point today for guests to enjoy.

It is important to note that Walt Disney World has not announced any official reason for Splash Mountain’s draining or closure over these last few days. It is also worth noting that Splash Mountain still has not been added to the “Closed For Refurbishment” list on the Walt Disney World Resort website.

Related: Disney Fans Petition to Re-Theme Splash Mountain to ‘Princess and the Frog’

More on Splash Mountain

Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort recently announced Splash Mountain will eventually be rethemed to the popular Disney animated film, The Princess and the FrogBelow is the official announcement from Disney Parks:

Today we are thrilled to share a first glimpse of a project Imagineers have been working on since last year. Splash Mountain – at both Disneyland park in California and Magic Kingdom park in Florida – will soon be completely reimagined. The theme is inspired by an all-time favorite animated Disney film, “The Princess and the Frog.” We pick up this story after the final kiss, and join Princess Tiana and Louis on a musical adventure – featuring some of the powerful music from the film – as they prepare for their first-ever Mardi Gras performance.

Tiana is a modern, courageous, and empowered woman, who pursues her dreams and never loses sight of what’s really important. It’s a great story with a strong lead character, set against the backdrop of New Orleans and the Louisiana bayou. In 1966, Walt himself opened New Orleans Square when it became the first new “land” added to Disneyland park, so it feels natural to link the story and the incredible music of “The Princess and the Frog” to our parks.

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