UPDATE: Splash Mountain is up and running again in Magic Kingdom.
Even though it’s the most magical place on earth, from time to time, attractions in Disney World do experience issues requiring evacuations or causing them to become temporarily unavailable.
Well, it seems guests headed to their “laughing place” on Splash Mountain in Magic Kingdom today couldn’t quite make it through the mountain and into the briar patch.
Thanks to our reader Dayna Hewitt (@Dayna_michelle on Instagram) who reached out to us via Instagram today to let us know that Splash Mountain had to be evacuated earlier today. Check out the photo she sent us below. You can see some guests still in their boats as others walk toward the exit on the left hand side.
The photo was sent to us around 12:47PM (ET) today, and it appears the evacuation occurred a few minutes before that — around 12:34PM. We’re not sure what has caused this evacuation, but we’ll let you know when we find out more information.
We checked the My Disney Experience app just a few minutes ago and it is showing Splash Mountain as Temporarily Closed at the moment.
We’ll keep an eye on the app to see if the attraction opens up at a later point today.
Earlier this year, it was announced that Splash Mountain would be re-themed to The Princess and the Frog. According to Disney, the attraction will pick up the story “after the final kiss, and join Princess Tiana and Louis on a musical adventure – featuring some of the powerful music from the film – as they prepare for their first-ever Mardi Gras performance.”
Disney is still working to determine the timing for this project.
We’re always on the lookout for more Disney news, so be sure to come back for all the updates.
Click here to read the statement Disney issued earlier this year after a Splash Mountain boat sank with guests aboard.
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