Guest Starts Dangerous Trend While Riding Classic Disney Attraction

Between Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Resort’s Disneyland Park, a handful of classic attractions take place in a boat: “it’s a small world,” Pirates of the Caribbean, and for now, Splash Mountain.

Although the water may smell good, like a Disney-specific chlorine haven, Guests should never, ever put it in their mouth. Nor should they put their hands in their mouth after touching the water.

it's a small world Magic Kingdom

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Just think about everything the water has been exposed to, especially after decades of operation. Not only do Guests throw coins in the water, but hundreds (if not thousands) of people have dipped their hands in the water.

Not only that, but it’s also a good idea to think of the ride vehicle mechanisms housed in the water. What kind of chemicals has the water been exposed to? What kind of germs has the water been exposed to? It should only take a few seconds of thinking about it before getting super grossed out and abandoning the idea.

Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom

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However, the myriad of reasons above was not enough to stop two Guests from putting Splash Mountain ride water in their mouths:


Coca-Cola Splash Mountain ?⛰️ #caporslap

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In the first half of the video, an influencer attempts to convince viewers that water from Critter Country’s Splash Mountain ride tastes like Coca-Cola.

In the second half of the video, a Guest tastes the water to prove whether it’s fact or ‘cap’ (false).

Splash Mountain

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It should be noted that although the water on Disneyland Resort boat rides is relatively clean, it’s definitely not clean enough to ever put in your mouth. Even if following an internet trend, it’s definitely not worth it!

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.