Amid Multiple Breakdowns, Splash Mountain’s Summer Popularity Soars

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Splash Mountain

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Walt Disney World Resort Guests all have their favorite rides and attractions at the Resort’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — but, an indisputably popular ride is the Splash Mountain log flume.

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Related: Popular Magic Kingdom Attraction Has Been Closed Nearly ALL Day

Unfortunately for Disney World Guests hoping to ride Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland attraction today, it experienced two back-to-back temporary closures.

WDW Stats on Twitter confirmed both situations, first at 12:58 p.m. EST:

Splash Mountain has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 61 minutes.

Related: Fan-Favorite Magic Kingdom Ride Closes Minutes After Park Opening

Splash Mountain reopened 59 minutes later:

Splash Mountain has been reopened after an interruption of 59 minutes.

Related: EPCOT Attraction Remains Closed For Hours

Then, however, just about half an hour later, the Disney World water ride closed again:

Splash Mountain has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 63 minutes.

Although the second temporary closure lasted just 20 minutes, there were clearly ongoing issues with Splash Mountain today.

Splash Mountain
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Related: Splash Mountain Animatronics Could Live On In Surprising Way

It is important to remember that Walt Disney World Resort Cast Members do everything they can to keep rides and attractions operational all day, every day at all four theme parks. However, from time to time unexpected interruptions do occur. If you are at Disney World, the My Disney Experience App will provide you with the most up-to-date ride closure details and wait times.

At the time of publication, the wait to ride Splash Mountain is 65 minutes — a typical summer wait time for the log flume!

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Related: Splash Mountain Evacuated at Magic Kingdom After Ride Breaks Down

It is worth noting that today’s closures were not related to the upcoming Princess and the Frog (2009) retheme of Splash Mountain at both Disney World and Disneyland Resort’s Disneyland Park. Dates for the addition of Princess Tiana and friends have not been officially announced.

More on Splash Mountain

Splash Mountain Concept Art
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Disney officially describes Splash Mountain 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!

Were you affected by the Splash Mountain breakdowns today?

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