Guess What STILL Had a Crazy Line at Magic Kingdom in Disney World?

Today we’re reporting live from Magic Kingdom’s grand reopening.

Magic Kingdom Balloons

While we’re back in the park after the Annual Passholder Previews this week, the crowd levels and wait times have been fairly smaller than usual in Magic Kingdom. However, there’s one VERY long line that has returned once again for the grand reopening today!

Since Splash Mountain will be transformed into a The Princess and the Frog themed bayou attraction, many fans have been flocking to pick up the merchandise in the ride’s gift shop. Splash Mountain has been so busy, in fact, that Cast Members had to instill a Virtual Queue for a 240-minute wait (!!!) to return to the gift shop to pick up tees, plush toys, and more!

Splash Mountain Gift Shop Virtual Line

And, it looks like everyone is still feeling that need for some Splash Mountain goodies to take home, because the Virtual Queue is back in action!

Virtual Queue Sign-Up Line

Guests were asked to wait in a distanced line in order to sign-up to be put on the Virtual Queue.

Virtual Queue Sign-Up Line

Once they provided a Cast Member with their phone number, they could explore the rest of the park…

Virtual Queue Sign-Up

…before receiving a text confirming that they should return back to the gift shop.

Splash Mountain Text

However, we signed up for the Virtual Queue around 10:30AM EST, and didn’t receive a return text until nearly three hours later. While the 180 minute wait wasn’t as long as the Passholder Preview, it’s still a crazy amount of time compared to the 5 minute waits we’ve seen at the attractions around the parks today!

Virtual Queue Text

We’re sure that Br’er Fox, Br’er Rabbit, and Br’er Bear are FLATTERED that fans love them so much. And, if you happen to pop by Splash Mountain, be sure to check out the ride’s modified seating and procedures!

Splash Mountain Merchandise

We’ll keep you updated throughout the day on wait times, crowds, and other aspects from the grand reopening of Disney World!

Here’s what the full ride procedure looks like in a newly re-opened Disney Word!

Have you gone back to the parks yet? Let us know in the comments below!

Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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One Reply to “Guess What STILL Had a Crazy Line at Magic Kingdom in Disney World?”

  1. This should have been expected. Splash Mountain was, and still is, one of the most popular rides in all of WDW. Most of the people I know are very upset about the change. Not with the new attraction but with it replacing Splash Mountain. If they wanted the attraction so bad and had been planning so so long, why not make it part of the expansion in Fantasyland.