Why Do Some Guests Refer to Splash Mountain as Trash Mountain?

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Splash Mountain is a fan-favorite attraction located inside Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, but did you know that some refer to it as Trash Mountain? Let us explain.

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If you are not aware, Magic Kingdom utilizes a trash disposal system called the automated vacuum collection system (AVAC), which actually launches trash at 60 mph. The trash travels through pneumatic tubes within the Utilidors, which is located underneath Magic Kingdom, and then ends up in a central location where it is processed and then compressed. But, the central location is actually right behind Splash Mountain.

Because of where the trash ends up, some Guests who know about this fun fact actually refer to Splash Mountain as Trash Mountain!

More on Splash Mountain

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Splash Mountain is currently located at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort. but 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.”

Related: Will Princess Tiana Be Human or Frog in Splash Mountain?

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The official Disney World description of Splash Mountain 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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