For decades, Splash Mountain has been one of Disney’s most iconic and popular attractions. The log flume ride was so successful it was recreated in Walt Disney World Resort and Tokyo Disneyland Resort.
However, after carefully considering how offensive the source material has been toward the African American community, the Walt Disney Company has decided to close Splash Mountain’s doors forever.
Over in Walt Disney World Resort, the Splash Mountain ride is already gone. As Walt Disney Imagineering begins retheming the beloved attraction into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, the Splash Mountain ride in Disneyland Park is still operating…but there have been some foreboding signs for the ride.
Lately, Guests have been complaining about the disgraceful state of the Splash Mountain ride in Critter Country. Many effects no longer work, the audio-animatronics are in bad shape, and the pinnacle of the attraction has been lackluster due to the missing effects. It’s enough for Guests to beg Disney to “Just close it.”
Now, it seems that Critter Country’s Splash Mountain is facing an entirely new problem: a drought.
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In this video, we can see that Splash Mountain is operating without water, leading fans to wonder if Walt Disney Imagineering has already begun draining the water to start the retheme process.
Seeing as there are still Guests enjoying this attraction, it doesn’t seem likely that the demolition process has already begun. Not only that, but Disneyland Park hasn’t announced an end date for this attraction just yet.
That being said, it wouldn’t surprise us to hear the very announcement soon, especially now that the Indiana Jones attraction’s refurbishment is finished.