Splash Mountain

Last Updated on: September 27th, 2022

Here is everything you need to know about Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom’s Splash Mountain ride including history, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!

Splash Mountain Description

Splash Mountain (Disney World)On Splash Mountain, located in Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland, float along a colorful bayou—past delightful singing critters—to a thrilling 5-story splashdown.

Hop inside a hollowed-out log and gently drift past rocky caves, vine-strewn swamps 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 musical log-flume adventure, visit such whimsical watering holes amid Chick-A-Pin Hill as:

  • Critter Cave
  • the Fishing Place
  • the Old Swimming Hole
  • Br’er Fox’s Lair
  • Br’er Rabbit’s home in the briar patch

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 multitude of characters, including geese, frogs, raccoons, possums, bees and alligators, offer up their own slice of southern hospitality during the adventure.

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


Splash Mountain Fun Facts

  • 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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