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    Today in history: Splash Mountain marks 20 years



    Inspired by the 1946 Disney film “Song of the South,” the attraction tells the story of Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox and Brer Bear.

    Several milestones were reached in the history of Disney attractions when Splash Mountain made its debut. For instance, this attraction features more than 70 Audio-Animatronics, which is one of the largest animated casts ever created for a Disney attraction. Splash Mountain also sports one of the biggest animated props ever built with its 35-foot-wide showboat. Also, the 52 ˝-foot drop down Chickapin Hill at the end speeds guests at up to 40 miles per hour, one of the fastest speeds achieved at a Disney attraction.

    So which do you enjoy more: Getting soaked on the attraction, or watching others get soaked from the viewing bridge?

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    Re: Today in history: Splash Mountain marks 20 years

    Hard to believe it's been that long already! I prefer to watch from the bridge while my husband takes the kids on.


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    Re: Today in history: Splash Mountain marks 20 years

    I love going on the ride but I'd rather not get wet.

    I know it's a water ride but that's not why I go on. I go on for the theming, the humour, the animatronics and the music.

    We always watch from the bridge too but I'd rather be on the ride (ideally staying dry!).


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    Re: Today in history: Splash Mountain marks 20 years

    I love going on the ride and getting soaked! It brings me back to so many wonderful childhood memories.



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    The humour, the music, the soaking, the thrill and watching from the bridge. What's not to love!!

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    Re: Today in history: Splash Mountain marks 20 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Winkster View Post
    I love going on the ride but I'd rather not get wet.

    I know it's a water ride but that's not why I go on. I go on for the theming, the humour, the animatronics and the music.

    We always watch from the bridge too but I'd rather be on the ride (ideally staying dry!).
    Couldn't have said it better . However my favorite song is ' the ugly bug ball' and if they played that I'd be in Heaven, my daughter would be mortified as I would sing along at full volume I know it wouldn't fit in with the theming but who cares.


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    Re: Today in history: Splash Mountain marks 20 years

    I love getting soaked when it's a hot afternoon and you are mostly dry in 15 minutes or so.

    My favorite time to ride it though is after dark, when the castle is lit up. When you first come over the peak of the hill, and briefly see that amazing view, and then plunge down the hill!


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    I haven't gotten soaked in a while...I think they one down the Splash in Decembers.

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    Re: Today in history: Splash Mountain marks 20 years

    My 4 year old granddaughter got soaked on it her first ride. She sat in the front with her mom. When she got off she said to her mom I got all wet! Mom was worried she didn't like it but she then said THAT WAS TOTALLY AWESOME. I ask her what she wants to go on when we go down next and this is her favorite ride. It is all she talks about.


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    Re: Today in history: Splash Mountain marks 20 years



    Quote Originally Posted by foxfire1127 View Post
    My 4 year old granddaughter got soaked on it her first ride. She sat in the front with her mom. When she got off she said to her mom I got all wet! Mom was worried she didn't like it but she then said THAT WAS TOTALLY AWESOME. I ask her what she wants to go on when we go down next and this is her favorite ride. It is all she talks about.
    That sounds very similar to my first experience with my daughter. We got absolutely drenched! We sit in the front regularly (I'll request it and wait), and I don't think we've ever gotten that soaked since. Still her favorite ride in the parks, I'm convinced.


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