Incredibly Popular Magic Kingdom Ride Closes at Park Opening

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This morning, Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom Park opened at 9 a.m. EST, but one popular attraction — Splash Mountain — temporarily closed almost immediately after rope drop.

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WDW Stats on Twitter confirmed the unexpected downtime at 9 a.m. on the dot:

Splash Mountain has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 189 minutes.

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At the time of publication, the Splash Mountain log flume has not reopened.

It is important to note that Walt Disney World Resort Cast Members do everything they can to keep rides and attractions at the Resort’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom — operational all day, every day.

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However, temporary closures do sometimes occur due to mechanical issues or general maintenance. If you are at Disney World today, check the My Disney Experience app on your smartphone for the latest ride closure information and wait times.

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It is worth mentioning that today’s Splash Mountain closure is not related to the Frontierland ride’s upcoming Princess and the Frog (2009) retheme. Disney has not yet confirmed when the addition of Princess Tiana, Prince Naveen, Louis the Alligator, and all of their bayou friends will get underway.

More on Splash Mountain

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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!

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