Splash Mountain to Temporarily Close at Disney World Next Year

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The fan-favorite attraction, Splash Mountain, located in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World will temporarily close next year.

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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.

Similar to the Disneyland version of Splash Mountain, which will also have its annual refurbishment done in January, Splash Mountain at Disney World is closing temporarily for its annual refurbishment, meaning this closure is not related to The Princess and the Frog retheme.

Inside the Magic will continue to update you as we get information regarding Splash Mountain and The Princess and the Frog retheme, but for now, Splash Mountain will remain as is, and the month-long closure is for annual refurbishment.

More on Splash Mountain’s retheme to The Princess and the Frog

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After a petition coincidentally made its rounds on the internet, Disney Parks announced last summer that the classic theme park attraction Splash Mountain — which opened in the late ’80s and early ’90s at the California and Florida theme parks — would be rethemed to the 2009 Disney Princess animated movie The Princess and the Frog. Again, this retheme will be taking place at both Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World and Disneyland park in Disneyland Resort.

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?

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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Are you sad to see Splash Mountain close for a month next year? Let us know in the comments below.

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