Splash Mountain “Slammed Stop” Right Before Drop, Guests Evacuated

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Reddit user @Few-Working-8470

Splash Mountain is a fan-favorite attraction in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. It takes Guests through the story of Brer Rabbit as he tries to escape Brer Bear and Brer Fox. One of the most anticipated aspects of this ride is the 50 foot plunge into the briar patch. But imagine riding Splash Mountain and making that final trek up the hill, but then suddenly coming to a stop right before the drop?

Well, on a recent visit to Splash Mountain, that’s exactly what happened. Guests were in for a surprise when the ride suddenly came to a stop and they were evacuated.

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Disney World Guest and Reddit user @Few-Working-8470 took to the social media platform to share a few photos as they walked off the attraction recently. They explained that Splash Mountain “slammed stopped” right at the drop, and they were evacuated.

As they walked through the attraction, they snapped some photos of Splash Mountain, two of which you can see below.

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Reddit user @Few-Working-8470
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Reddit user @Few-Working-8470

If you plan on visiting Walt Disney World in the near future to ride Splash Mountain, you should know that for one month next year, the attraction will be closed for refurbishment.

According to the My Disney Experience app, Splash Mountain will close on January 10, 2022 for a month-long refurbishment. It is expected to reopen on February 11, 2022. Keep in mind that with all refurbishments reopening dates are subject to change. We highly recommend checking the My Disney Experience app or official Disney World website for the most up-to-date information.

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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Have you ever been evacuated off of Splash Mountain? Let us know in the comments below.

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