Name a more iconic Disney resort hotel water slide than the Keister Coaster at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and Villas. We’ll wait.
Well, something is going on with our clown-faced friend, and we’re not sure how we feel about it. Luna Park Pool went under construction a few weeks ago, covering up the Keister Coaster’s visage in the process. Now some surprising details are emerging… Could it be (GASP!) CURTAINS for the CLOWN!?
We didn’t even want to say it but here we are, writing to you guys about how our beloved (?) Keister Coaster may not be returning. Sure, he’s terrifying beyond all belief and the physical manifestation of some of our worst nightmares, but what would Disney’s BoardWalk be without him?
Yikes, those eyes really are something, huh? Well, there’s been an interesting development with our clown-y friend. With the slide completely covered up, rumors have been swirling that the clown part of the Keister Coaster may be gone for GOOD. So, we looked into it.
Not much had changed on the outside when we checked in on the Luna Park Pool today. The construction barriers and scrims are still up so you can’t tell whether the Keister clown is still there or if he hopped into his clown car and skedaddled.
BUT, a Cast Member gave us confirmation that the clown is no longer with us and isn’t expected to return! That’s right folks, looks like our buddy has moved on to the big top tent in the sky. This is SUPER surprising considering Disney hasn’t made a peep on the subject of the clown leaving.
We have to wonder when that blue sky scrim comes down what will replace the Keister clown? The rest of the slide appears to be remaining as is — in rollercoaster form — so it will be interesting to see what becomes the NEW centerpiece of this pool. We could TOTALLY see a cool, lit-up BoardWalk style sign!
You can bet we’ll be keeping a very close eye on our dear friend the Keister so we can bring you alllll the updates. Oh, and we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed that his replacement isn’t just as scary!
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What do YOU think would be a good replacement for the Keister clown? Tell us in the comments!