Splash Mountain Is Temporarily Closed and the Water is Drained in Disney World

Splash Mountain is no stranger to making plenty of headlines lately, from the announcement that it will be re-themed to The Princess and the Frog to massive wait times to peruse the ride’s gift shop.

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We are now seeing reports that the ride has temporarily closed today, but that on top of that, the water has also seemed to be drained from the attraction!

Disney Food Blog has reported that Splash Mountain has been temporarily closed throughout the day.

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The site shared a photo of the attraction featuring the stretch of track just after the final drop, which appears to be completely drained for the time being, as opposed to our photo of the track, filled with water.

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At this time, we don’t know the reasoning behind the temporary closure, or the temporary drainage. We will continue to keep you updated with any further developments!

Are you looking forward to the re-theming of Splash Mountain? Let us know in the comments.

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6 Replies to “Splash Mountain Is Temporarily Closed and the Water is Drained in Disney World”

  1. Magic Kingdom will not be the same ever again without the old Splash Mountain. There was nothing wrong with the old one. It was my happy place

  2. Sad to see the change. I understand the thought process; but, the ride is a fun part of Disney’s history and not something meant to hurt or harm. Wish they would leave it as is.

  3. Splash Mountain is great the way it is. Shutting it down for a re theme will just make other attractions more crowded. I will miss the ride the way it is.

  4. Re-themeing Splash Mountain is one of the dumbest ideas this current management has ever had – and that’s saying something because these are the same people that thought a Beauty and the Beast themed bar would thematically fit in a hotel themed around Florida in the early 1900s.

    Splash deserves better and Tiana deserves better. In a park that struggles with capacity and wait times – how about a crazy idea like building a new attraction instead of re-themeing an old one? Especially considering that the rumored budget for this re-theme will barely cover a new paint job. Whoever is excited about this needs to lower their expectations severely.

  5. I don’t agree with the change to Princess & the Frog. Uncle Remus stories are a part of our country’s unique history with great characters & valuable lessons in them. All the change means is we ignore a national treasure like the Uncle Remus stories and ignore a part of our history. Everything is not perfect and our history certainly isn’t, but to ignore or rewrite it creates the risk we will forget and repeat.

  6. Please don’t change Splash Mountain. Princess and The Frog needs to be put over by the other princesses like Areils Grotto, Be Our Guest. Leave Frontierland the way it is.