You wanna get wet? The famous Splash Mountain is a water ride located in Frontierland at the Magic Kingdom between Pecos Bill’s and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
Splash Mountain is a flume log ride. Passengers are seated 2×2 in the log and begin to set sail on a storybook adventure narrated by Br’er Frog. You will sail peacefully down a river adorned with beautiful scenery. Next you head inside. Once in, there are lots of animatronic animals singing “How Do You Do?”
More singing animals and water fountains lead you down the river as you follow along the story of Br’er Fox chasing Br’er Rabbit as he is begging not to be thrown into the briar patch. You are suddenly plunged into the briar patch! That is the big drop, the really big drop. Your log plummets 50 feet, at a 45 degree angle at speeds of up to 40 MPH into the briar patch ! NOT ME, BUDDY.
Your log then takes you down the river back to the mountain where you can’t help singing along to “Zip-A-Dee- Doo- Dah” as Br’er Rabbit escapes. He is even singing along with Mr. Blue Bird. There is a Hidden Mickey on this attraction, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for that. As you exit there is an opportunity to purchase a photo of your log’s passengers taking the plunge.
On hot and busy days, the lines for Splash Mountain can be very long, but FastPasses are available. A height restriction of 40″ is strictly enforced.
For those of you that choose not to board the log adventure, including me, but still don’t mind getting wet, there is an observation bridge that receives the majority of the splash from the plunge. If you stand in the right spot, you may actually get wetter than the passengers on the ride. There is also a a gift shop located near the attraction and some characters are often found near the ride signing autographs and posing for photos. Be sure to check customer service for times and locations.
Shannan is a mom that was born and raised in rural Tennessee. She tells us: “I live with my husband and 3 of our 5 children. Travis is 24 and is father to my grandbabies, Emma and baby Judson. I can’t wait to start sharing Disney with them. Dusty is 22, Clay 12, Zachary 10 and Erin is 8. I clean houses to make money to fund my magical trips. I went to Disney the first time as a teen and couldn’t wait to start introducing my own children to the magic. We took our 3 youngest in 2004 and that started it all. We have been 3 times since then and have our first Christmas trip planned for this December. Usually my parents accompany us on the trip and I have to research and plan for things that will suit various ages in our party of 7. Each time I go, I try new experiences in lodging and dining so I can share it with friends and family that seek my advice on trip planning! Disney is definitely my first choice in vacation destinations. Hopefully there is a Disney surf and turf vacation in our future!“