Splash Mountain Did Not Operate at Park Opening… Again

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Earlier this week, we reported that the fan-favorite Magic Kingdom attraction, Splash Mountain, closed just a few moments after the opening of Magic Kingdom and remained closed for quite some time. The next day, June 30, the same thing happened. Now, today, this situation is occuring once again.

Related: Multiple Popular Magic Kingdom Attractions Experience Prolonged Downtime

splash mountain animatronics
Credit: Disney

Magic Kingdom opened at 9 a.m. on July 3, in which Splash Mountain was immediately marked as temporarily closed on the My Disney Experience app. You can see this reflected in the screenshot below.

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Credit: Screenshot via My Disney Experience

WDW Stats also took to Twitter to share the temporary ride closure, Tweeting at exactly 9 a.m.:

Splash Mountain has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 75 minutes. http://wdwst.at/detail/80010192 #MagicKingdom #WDW #WaltDisneyWorld #DisneyWorld

Related: Splash Mountain Animatronics Could Live On In Surprising Way

Since original publication, Splash Mountain opened to Guests almost one hour after the park opened. At 9:54 a.m. we checked My Disney Experience and the ride was up and running with a 5-minute wait.

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Credit: Screenshot via My Disney Experience

WDW Stats also Tweeted that Splash Mountain reopened after a delay of 54-minutes:

Splash Mountain has been reopened after an interruption of 54 minutes. http://wdwst.at/detail/80010192 #MagicKingdom #WDW #WaltDisneyWorld #DisneyWorld

More on Splash Mountain at Disney World

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Credit: Disney

Disney officially describes the Splash Mountain log flume 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
Credit: ITM

Related: Splash Mountain Has a Massive Hidden Show Building

Also, if you’ve missed it, Splash Mountain will soon be rethemed to the 2009 animated film, The Princess and the Frog. The announcement came just a few days after a petition made its round on the Internet asking for exactly this. However, it is important to note that Disney said that this project is something that has been in the works for quite some time now.

Though we do not have an exact timeline for when the project will begin at Magic Kingdom or Disneyland Park, or any additional details on what exactly the retheme will entail, Inside the Magic will keep you updated as we get information regarding this retheme.

Splash Mountain Concept Art
Credit: Disney

Is Splash Mountain a must-do for you? Have these closures affected your trips this week? Let us know in the comments below.

This article has been updated since its original publication.

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