Technical Difficulties at Splash Mountain, Closed For Over Two Hours

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Disney World Splash Mountain

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Splash Mountain is one of the three “mountain rides” located in Magic Kingdom, alongside Big Thunder Mountain and Space Mountain. However, those who were planning on taking the “mountain ride challenge” this morning, had to re-plan as Splash Mountain experienced technical difficulties for over two hours.

Related: Splash Mountain Animatronics Could Live On In Surprising Way

Splash Mountain
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At approximately 8:17 a.m., WDW Stats took to Twitter to share that the popular attraction was temporarily closed.

Splash Mountain has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 56 minutes. http://wdwst.at/detail/80010192 #MagicKingdom #WDW #WaltDisneyWorld #DisneyWorld

Related: PHOTOS: Guests Stuck On Splash Mountain

This was also reflected in the My Disney Experience app. As you can see in the screenshot below, at approximately 10:05 a.m., Splash Mountain was still closed to Guests.

splash mountain
Screenshot via My Disney Experience

The good news for Guests is that come 10:35 a.m., WDW Stats reported the ride reopened to Guests after 138 minutes!

Splash Mountain has been reopened after an interruption of 138 minutes. http://wdwst.at/detail/80010192 #MagicKingdom #WDW #WaltDisneyWorld #DisneyWorld

At this time we do not know what the technical difficulties were but Inside the Magic will update you as we get information. As always, be sure to check with a nearby Cast Member or the My Disney Experience app for the most up-to-date wait times and closures.

More on Splash Mountain

Splash Mountain takes Guests through Br’er Rabbit’s story as he looks for his “laughing place”.

splash mountain animatronics
Credit: Disney

Disney World describes this attraction as:

Gently drift through a colorful Southern bayou along with happy-go-lucky Br’er Rabbit as he looks for his “laughing place.” But be warned: Br’er Bear and Br’er Fox are in hot pursuit of this wayward hare.

Glide by over 100 adorable Audio-Animatronics geese, frogs, raccoons, possums, bees, alligators and other down-home critters as they sing classic Disney ditties, including “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” and “Ev’rybody’s Got a Laughing Place.”

Then hang on to your hats—this delightful musical cruise ends in an exciting 5-story splashdown into a thorny Briar Patch!

Splash Mountain Concept Art
Credit: Disney

Related: Disney World’s Splash Mountain to Get Small Update Soon

In case you missed it, back in June 2020 Disney announced (after a petition coincidentally made its rounds on the Internet) that the classic theme park attraction Splash Mountain would be rethemed to the 2009 Disney Princess animated movie The Princess and the Frog.

At this time, there is no date for when Disney will retheme the ride but we will keep you updated as we get information.

Have you ever been stuck on a Disney World attraction? Let us know in the comments below.

This article has been updated since its original publication.

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