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Fans Are FURIOUS After Disney Stops Guests From Riding ‘Splash Mountain’ on Its CLOSING Day

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Many Disney fans will be unable to say goodbye to their favorite attraction.

The fateful day has finally arrived. Many fans of the iconic Disney ride Splash Mountain are saddened to know that the rides closing is just a day away. The ride will close on May 31, 2023, to undergo a massive transformation into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, a ride based on the movie Princess and the Frog. The new ride will follow Princess Tiana as she travels down the Bayou of New Orleans with her zany cast of characters.

While the new ride will likely be phenomenal, many fans are still feeling sentimental about Splash Mountain closing. The ride has been a staple of Disneyland Resort since 1989, and many fans will be sad to see it change. The version at Walt Disney World Resort closed earlier this year.

However, fans have gone from sad to furious after discovering that Disney is not allowing fans to ride the attraction on its closing day!

Princess Tiana Takes Over Splash Mountain

Fans Heartbroken After Learning They Aren’t Able to Ride Splash Mountain

Splash Mountain is based on the 1946 film “Song of the South,” a movie that has been widely criticized for its depictions of racial stereotypes. The announcement marked a significant move towards inclusivity by the Walt Disney Company. Still, Splash Mountain at Disneyland closing was a bittersweet announcement for fans of the classic ride.

As expected, lots of fans wanted to make the trip to Disneyland Resort to ride the ride one last time before it closes on May 31. However, many fans are feeling heartbroken after that dream was taken away from them.

Tiana's Bayou Adventure

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Magic Key Passholders Shut out From Closing Day

Fans who attempted to make a Park reservation for Splash Mountains’ closing days were devastated to see that the reservations were not unavailable. Many Magic Key Passholder are furious and feel that Disney is unfairly shutting them out.

The Park reservation system was something implemented in the Parks during the Covid-19 Pandemic, but many fans feel that it is frustrating and unnecessary nowadays. Many Magic Key pass holders feel that the reservation system unfairly blocks them out of dates.

I already have my reservations for the last day of Splash Mountain but my heart hurts for my friend who couldn’t get one shortly after midnight cuz of this goofy reservation system
by u/DisneyScoop in Disneyland

For those hoping to ride the attraction before it closes, you may be out of luck unless you already have a reservation.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.