Guest’s 2-Hour Wait for Splash Mountain Ends in Disaster

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Splash Mountain

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Even though Disneyland may be “The happiest Place on Earth,” that doesn’t mean everything will be practically perfect in every way.

Sleeping Beauty Castle with Walt and Mickey Mouse Partners Statue at Disneyland Resort
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From the various rides and attractions to the delicious food and beverages, the Disneyland Resort is sure to please everyone. The Resort is famous for classic dark rides like Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean, but thrill seekers have a lot to look forward to as well.

One of the most iconic thrill rides at the Resort will most likely leave you soaking wet.

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Splash Mountain has proved to be extremely popular among Guests, as it can currently be found at both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, as well as Tokyo Disneyland. However, some big changes are coming for the attraction, whether Guests like it or not.

The attraction is based on the film Song of the Southwhich is extremely controversial as many deem it racist. Because of how controversial this film is, a retheme was announced for the attraction a few years ago, which would turn it into a ride based on Princess and the Frog (2009).

Unfortunately, not everything is “satisfactual” as shown in a picture shared on Reddit recently. The full post can be seen below:

2 hour wait on splash mountain only to get stuck right before the drop :,)

2 hour wait on splash mountain only to get stuck right before the drop :,) from Disneyland

As you can see, multiple ride vehicles got backed up due to an issue on the ride. A Cast Member can be seen trying to help explain what is going on to the Guests stuck at the attraction.

After waiting two hours, Guests may feel like this experience has been a disaster, and rightfully so. But, it is important to note that when Guests are forced to evacuate an attraction at Disney, they will be given an individual Lightning Lane pass that allows them to return to the ride or other select attractions to experience later. Of course, this doesn’t;t entirely make up for the time lost, but it’s better than nothing.

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.”

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

Just a reminder, you will get wet on this ride. It’s just a matter of how wet depending on where you sit.

Are you excited about the upcoming retheme for Splash Mountain?

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