Guests Wait In Record Lines For One Last Ride Before Disney World’s Splash Mountain Shuts Down For Revamp

It was the end of an era yesterday at Walt Disney World as the Florida theme park shut down its popular Splash Mountain attraction to star work on its replacement,

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. The Orlando-area revamp will open in late 2024, though an official date has not been set. At Walt Disney World yesterday, throngs of fans

gathered before Splash Mountain was even open to get one last ride. When the velvet rope dropped , a wave of people moved toward the familiar clay-colored hillock.More from

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Perlmuttter Backed Activist Investor In fact, Splash Mountain saw a record wait time of 220 minutes yesterday, according to Thrill Data. That’s just above the

previous record of 210 minutes in 2020, according to the site. They were still there 12 hours later. As the ride began to close, a crowd encircled the ride and began

to sing its trademark tune, “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah.” The final riders were reportedly cast members from the park, and as their logs rounded the corner, the crowd

applauded.