Bruce Willis Says a Final Goodbye to Disney’s Splash Mountain During Family Trip

in Disneyland Resort

Bruce Willis and Family at Disney Theme Park | Credit:


Splash Mountain, the iconic Disney attraction, is closing to make way for a new event. Bruce Willis says a final goodbye before it shuts down completely.

You are currently viewing Bruce Willis visits Hollywood Studios | Credit: Disney
Credit: Disney

Bruce Willis said farewell to Disneyland’s Splash Mountain during a family trip to the park. This comes as the ride shuts down before its remodeling into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, an attraction based on The Princess and the Frog. And why is this visit so special? Because, like everything else, time is of the essence.

When Bruce Willis says a final goodbye to Disneyland’s Splash Mountain, it might seem like a simple family celebration. Perhaps he’s nostalgic for his roles in The Sixth Sense and Armageddon. Another popular thought ties to the news of the actor suffering from a frontotemporal disorder, a progressive disease of the brain.

Hero Bruce Willis breaks hearts as he unleashes superdad powers and protects daughter on Disneyland ride | Credit: @emmahemingwillis/Instagram
Credit: @emmahemingwillis/Instagram

There is something special about the first time a Disney Guest, famous or not, takes the plunge down Splash Mountain. But it’s not nearly as often that visitors can know which ride is the last. During the family outing, Willis smiled for the camera alongside one of his two daughters.

The plan is to convert the precious Disneyland real estate to a New Orleans vibe and a celebration of Tiana’s adventures. Slated for a 2024 opening, Disney’s going all out to make the production authentic and worthy of its essence.

Tiana's Bayou Adventure Poster | Credit: Disney
Credit: Disney

As Bruce Willis says a final goodbye to Disneyland’s splash mountain, his wife went on record saying, “You bet this family will be back for more fun and laughs when you reopen as Tiana’s Bay!” The future holds a lot of promise when it comes to Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, but a look at the past shows why.

Everything you need to know about Song of the South
Credit: Disney

Splash Mountain came to Disneyland back in 1989, with roots in a controversial Disney piece, Song of the South. Critics noted that it idealized plantation life. So while the ride might be exhilarating, and it’s sad to see it go, it’s for a worthy reason. Tiana’s Bayou Adventure preparation is well underway, giving fans something to look forward to and making it an actual good farewell.

What do you think about Bruce Willis saying goodbye to Splash Mountain? Are you ready for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure? Share your thoughts with Inside the Magic in the comments below!

Comments Off on Bruce Willis Says a Final Goodbye to Disney’s Splash Mountain During Family Trip