One of Splash Mountain’s boats apparently ready for redesign after sinking with guests inside, watch video

Splash Mountain is gearing up for a major overhaul it will completely change the characters and story inside the iconic ride. And based on a recent video, it looks like the update and overhaul can’t come soon enough as the popular attraction clearly needs some work. Video has surfaced showing one of the Magic Kingdom vehicle logs sinking with passengers on board.

The video, which was apparently originally posted on Facebook but has since been shared on Twitter was filmed by a guest on the attraction in the log behind where the sinking took place. You can see the guests trying to figure out what to do as the log sinks into the water and everyone tries to abandon ship.

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As mentioned in the post above, this isn’t the first time recently we’ve seen a Splash Mountain vehicle sink. This is at least the third such incident since August 2020. The ride underwent a renovation earlier this year. This is quite a common practice for Splash Mountain will be serviced after the holiday season when the crowds are lightest. But clearly, what is sinking the boats has not been completely overcome.

Although regular maintenance has been carried out on the Disneyland and Walt Disney World versions of the attraction, it certainly wouldn’t be a shock if the decision were made to put some work on hold, given that the ride is in line for an overhaul. more important. . Splash Mountain is set to become a new attraction, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. While the ride will remain a log flume, everything else is about to be replaced.

It is assumed that when the ride comes to a halt for its new theming, the track and driving vehicles will also get a major overhaul. Even though the basic course of the ride doesn’t change, technology has changed over the past 30 years, and the new version of Splash Mountain will likely be updated in every way imaginable, if only to make maintenance easier. attraction in the future. accomplish. It is likely that the age of the attractions is part of the reason we are having these issues.

It is not known exactly when this work will begin. Jiana’s Bayou Adventure has been given a “late 2024” opening date at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World, but an official closing date for the current Splash Mountain has not been revealed. This will likely happen sooner rather than later, as Splash Mountain is simply a massive attraction and the amount of work that will need to be done will be considerable. I’ve heard rumors that the shutdown could happen as soon as this fall, giving Imagineers about two years to complete the transformation.

Earnest A. Martinez