What Is Disney Doing to Splash Mountain? More Scaffolding Takes Over Ride

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Both Images: Credit ITM Kelly C.

Last week we reported that more scaffolding appeared on the side of Splash Mountain. Now, we are seeing even more scaffolding appear as Guests must ride underneath the construction during one part of the attraction.

Related: Guests Left Dry as Splash Mountain Unexpectedly Closes All Day

splash mountain construction
Credit: ITM Kelly C.

The fan-favorite ride at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World had scaffolding appear on the side of it a few weeks ago, but Disney has not announced exactly what they are planning on doing to the attraction. You can see this scaffolding in both the images above and below.

splash mountain construction
Credit: ITM Kelly C.
splash mountain construction
Credit: ITM Kelly C.

Related: Tony Baxter Contributes to Splash Mountain Redesign

I decided to go on Splash Mountain on Monday and when aboard, I noticed that in one part of the ride, we had to actually ride under the scaffolding, as seen in the images below.

splash mountain construction
Credit: ITM Kelly C.
splash mountain construction
Credit: ITM Kelly C.
splash mountain construction
Credit: ITM Kelly C.

The good news is that the attraction does remain open to Guests at this time and whatever Disney Imagineers are planning does not seem to affect the operation of Splash Mountain at this time.

We do know that Disney will be retheming Splash Mountain into a Princess and the Frog ride, though we do not yet have a date as to when construction will begin on this project. Therefore, we are unsure if the current scaffolding is relating to the Princess and the Frog retheme or if it has something to do with the 50th anniversary or just general maintenance.

splash mountain tiana
Credit: Disney

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.

More on Splash Mountain

splash mountain zip a dee doo dah riverboat
Credit: Disney

The official Disney World description reads:

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.

splash mountain with rainbow
Credit: Disney

What do you think the scaffolding on Splash Mountain is for? Let us know in the comments below.

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