Ever since that announcement, we’ve seen Splash Mountain merchandise become incredibly more popular! But one Splash Mountain-related area in Magic Kingdom has been rather quietly closed, and now it looks like that closure may continue for at least a little while longer.
Briar Patch is a gift shop located near the entrance to Splash Mountain! This is the spot we used to visit for fun Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad souvenirs.
This spot has not been open since Magic Kingdom reopened. If you look on the Walt Disney World website, you see that Briar Patch appears as temporarily unavailable.
Instead, guests have been doing all their Splash Mountain shopping at Splashdown Photos — the smaller gift shop you pass as you exit the Splash Mountain attraction.
It seems Splashdown Photos may continue to serve as the home for all Splash Mountain merchandise for a while longer! We recently walked past Briar Patch and saw that its windows were covered up with what looked like some kind of black plastic material!
We’re unsure what this means for the future of Briar Patch, but it certainly looks like we won’t be doing any shopping at that location for now! If you’re on the lookout for Splash Mountain merchandise, be sure to head to Splashdown Photos instead!
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