This week will likely drag by for the dedicated Splash Mountain fandom. In just days, the iconic Magic Kingdom Park attraction will be no more. But, unfortunately, for some Guests attempting to enjoy the attraction one last time, Splash Mountain can’t seem to stay open for riders.
Walt Disney World Resort is closing the popular Magic Kingdom log flume attraction, Splash Mountain, forever, with its last day of operation being Sunday, January 22, 2023. The Disney Park attraction will be stripped of its controversial Song of the South (1946) theme.
A new attraction called Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will take its place as Princess Tiana, Prince Naveen, and friends welcome the new The Princess and the Frog (2009) theme.
But, before Tiana takes over with the help of Walt Disney Imagineering, it seems like Splash Mountain’s Br’er Rabbit, Br’er Bear, and Br’er Fox are causing troubles during this last week in the “laughing place.”
On Splash Mountain’s last Monday in operation, January 16, 2023, the water ride was closed for reportedly 7 hours as maintenance repairs were needed, followed by a fire alarm causing an evacuation. @Yukkuri_73 took to social media to share a video of Splash Mountain’s fire alarm along with, “The fire alarm is currently going off in Splash Mountain. (Please be aware that this is not an actual fire, just the alarm going off)”
Additionally, on Splash Mountain’s last Tuesday in operation, January 17, 2023, the attraction is once again listed as “temporarily closed” in the My Disney Experience App for an unknown amount of time. @WdwStats first noted the Tuesday closure beginning at 9:00 am, which is when the Magic Kingdom opened.
An hour into Magic Kingdom’s opening (and at the time of writing this), Splash Mountain is currently STILL listed as being temporarily closed in the My Disney Experience App.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Splash Mountain experience maintenance issues, as the attraction has been plagued with broken animatronics and sinking boats. Nevertheless, the hope for a smooth final week, allowing Guests to experience the attraction one last time, seems to be fleeting.
Disneyland Resort’s version of Splash Mountain at Disneyland Park will remain open through January, with no official closure date announced just yet.