Disney World Fans Nostalgic Over Vintage Ad Featuring $24/Day Tickets, Splash Mountain Grand Opening

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Vintage ad featuring $24 one day, one Park tickets and Guests riding Splash Mountain.

Splash Mountain celebrated its 30th Anniversary at Walt Disney World Resort this week, one of its last birthdays before reopening as Tiana’s Bayou Adventure in 2024. The iconic water ride opened in Frontierland at Magic Kingdom on October 2, 1992, making the Briar Patch 30 years old!

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The retheme is controversial among Guests, but one thing is certain: Princess and the Frog (2009) is making its mark on the Disney Parks. As the ride’s imminent closure approaches, fans are reminiscing over a vintage ad featuring Splash Mountain’s debut:


1993 Walt Disney World Ad $24 a day #retrodisney #wdw #90sdisney #disneyfyp #disneyworld50 #disneyworld #magickingdom #epcot #hollywoodstudios #disney

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Not only does the 1993 ad feature the grand opening of Splash Mountain, but also $24 for one Park per day tickets and Walt Disney World Resort hotel stays for as low as $99 a night for Florida residents.

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“I remember staying at resorts for less than $80/night,” @tammyr wrote.

“Too bad it’s all about the profit and not the magic anymore,” @teebitz said.

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“I mean that’s $50/day in 2022 dollars. TECHNICALLY, if you buy a 10-day ticket, non-hopper, you can get in for $56/day. They could still use this lol,” @totaldvc joked.

If only prices could be that low again!

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No closing date has been publicly announced for Splash Mountain in Frontierland at Walt Disney World Resort or Critter Country at Disneyland Resort. The Song of the South (1946) ride will remain the same at Tokyo Disneyland, though the Disney Park recently removed the ride’s anthem, “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah,” from its music loop. From Disney:

Drop into a whimsical world filled with classic characters and songs on this thrilling log-flume adventure.

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.”

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Then hang on to your hats—this delightful musical cruise ends in an exciting 5-story splashdown into a thorny Briar Patch!

Do you remember this TV ad from 1993? 

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