Guests Left Dry as Splash Mountain Unexpectedly Closes All Day

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Splash Mountain

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Splash Mountain, a fan-favorite ride at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World, is experiencing prolonged downtime for reasons unknown at this time.

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Magic Kingdom opened to Guests at 9 a.m. this morning; however, many Guests were left a bit disappointed as Splash Mountain did not open with the theme park — and has still yet to open.

According to My Disney Experience, and as seen in the screenshot below, Splash Mountain is experiencing technical difficulties and is closed to Guests at this time.

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WDW Stats also reported a 0-minute wait time all day, indicating the ride has yet to open.

A few days ago, we reported that more scaffolding appeared on the side of the Magic Kingdom attraction, though it remained open to Guests. We do not believe the construction is what’s causing the prolonged closure as the Disney World website did not list Splash Mountain on its refurbishment schedule.

We are unsure of what is causing the prolonged downtime, but Inside the Magic will update you as we get information.

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If you are visiting Magic Kingdom today, there are still plenty of other attractions to experience including Big Thunder Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise, Space Mountain, the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover, “it’s a small world”, Haunted Mansion, and more!

More on Splash Mountain

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The official Disney World description reads:

A Hare-Raising Ride

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!

You Will Get Wet

This attraction includes 950,000 gallons of water, 3 dips and a 5-story drop. Where you’re seated will determine how wet you’ll get. Riders in the back may experience a sudden splash or spray; those who opt for the front can expect to get soaked.

For Guests looking to ensure their personal items remain dry, lockers are available to rent near the Main Entrance.

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Last summer, Disney announced Imagineers will be working on a complete retheme of Splash Mountain into a Princess and the Frog ride.

According to Disney, the story’s attraction will pick up after the final kiss in the movie as Guests 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.”

For more information on the retheme of Splash Mountain, visit our website here.

Are you in Magic Kingdom today? Has the Splash Mountain closure affected your plans? Let us know in the comments below.

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