Splash Mountain Continues to Experience Problems, Fails to Open With Park

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In recent days and weeks, Splash Mountain has experienced more than its fair share of temporary interruptions at Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom Park.

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Today, once again, Splash Mountain failed to open with Magic Kingdom at 9 a.m. EST. WDW Stats on Twitter confirmed the closure at 9:02 a.m. EST:

Splash Mountain has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 102 minutes.

At the time of publication, the fan-favorite log flume ride has not reopened.

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It is important to note that there is ongoing construction at Splash Mountain, though the reason for the recently-erected scaffolding has been confirmed by Disney. Therefore, at this time, it remains unknown if the Princess and the Frog retheme is beginning or if work is being done to the ride ahead of Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary celebration, which begins on October 1, 2021.

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Walt Disney World Resort Cast Members do everything in their power to keep rides and attractions at all four Parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — operational all day, every.

However, unexpected interruptions occasionally occur due to mechanical issues and general maintenance. If you are at Disney World today, check the My Disney Experience app for the latest ride closures and wait times.

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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