Splash Mountain (Disneyland)

Splash Mountain (Disneyland)

Splash Mountain Description:

On Disneyland’s Splash Mountain, glide along a colorful bayou in a hollow log—past delightful singing critters—to a thrilling 5-story splashdown!

Gently drift past rocky caves, vine-strewn streams and  sun-drenched meadows as you accompany  happy-go-lucky Br’er Rabbit from his home in the Briar Patch on a search for his Laughing Place. But be warned: Br’er Bear and Br’er Fox are in hot pursuit of the roaming rabbit and they’ll do anything they can to catch him!

Much to See and Do
During your approximate 9-minute log-flume adventure, visit such whimsical watering holes amid Chick-A-Pin Hill as:

  • Critter Cave
  • the Fishing Place
  • the Old Loop
  • Br’er Fox’s Lair
  • Br’er Rabbit’s home in the Briar Patch

Songs to Make You Sing
Splash Mountain invites you to clap and sing to several classic Disney songs, including:

  • “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah”
  • “Ev’rybody’s Got a Laughing Place”
  • “How Do You Do?”

A Colorful Cast of Southern Characters
Over 100 talking, singing, storytelling Audio-Animatronics critters call Splash Mountain home. In addition to Br’er Fox, Br’er Bear and Br’er Rabbit, a cast of backwoods critters, including geese, frogs, raccoons, possums, bees and alligators offer up their own slice of southern hospitality during your adventure.

Splash Mountain Fun Facts and Statistics:

  • Splash Mountain is based on the movie Song of the South; a movie Disney has refused to release since the 1980’s (when the ride opened).
  • The original name of the ride was supposed to be Zip-a-Dee River Run, but the name was changed at the last minute to help promote the Disney (Touchstone) film Splash
  • The ride’s climatic drop is 50 feet.
  • Top ride speed is 40 mph.
  • There are 950,000 gallons of water running through the ride.
  • There is a hidden Mickey in the final scene of the ride. There is a pink cloud floating above the Zip-A-Dee-Lady riverboat that looks like Mickey laying on his back.
  • If you want to get really wet on this ride, sit in the front. If you are looking for less of a soaking, sit in the rear of the ride vehicle.
  • A number of the animatronics in this ride were re-purposed from the America Sings show in Disneyland.

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Photo by Raelene G

Disneyland Resort
1989
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