Work continues on Splash Mountain ahead of Disney World’s 50th Anniversary

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Work continues on Splash Mountain

Work continues on Splash Mountain ahead of Disney World’s 50th Anniversary. Even though it is due for a major refurbishment, and according to Magic Kingdom Vice President Melissa Valiquette, it will take some time before guests see a change in the park. This makes us wonder if this is just a refresh for “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” aka Walt DIsney World 50th Anniversary.

Furthermore, we have the new work permit from the Orange County Comptrollers office. The permit was approved on September 9th, 2021, and is for General Construction to be done by USA VenueservInc. Again, there is no word on if this is for the retheme.

Related: First Look at the Princess and the Frog Retheme of Splash Mountain

Work continues on Splash Mountain

Over the past 2 weeks, we have seen more and more scaffolds being installed all over the side of the Mountain. Now they have added a second level for workers to enter the Mountain. Check out some of the images we took Friday at the Magic Kingdom.

In a podcast with the Orlando Sentinel, Valiquette said, “When we are reimagining a new attraction or a new area of our parks, this can be a lengthy process; there is a lot of work that goes into it.”

She also said, “I’m in a lot of meetings right now around Splash mountain, and of course, our guests haven’t seen any changes yet. That’s going to take some time, but the sequence of these things is that sometimes decisions can be made many many months, even years before any of that will be seen on stage, so it’s going to take us a little bit of time to reimagine Splash mountain, but I can tell you behind the scenes that terrific work has been done including some selections around music around animatronics, and it is really an inspiring story.”

Related: Work continues on It’s a Small World painting update

Work continues on Splash Mountain

Splash Mountain

Gently drift through a colorful Southern bayou along with happy-go-lucky Br’er Rabbit as he looks for his “laughing place.” But be warned: Br’er Bear and Br’er Fox are in hot pursuit of this wayward hare. 

Glide by over 100 adorable Audio-Animatronics geese, frogs, raccoons, possums, bees, alligators, and other down-home critters as they sing classic Disney ditties, including “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” and “Ev’rybody’s Got a Laughing Place.”

Then hang on to your hats—this delightful musical cruise ends in an exciting 5-story splashdown into a thorny Briar Patch!


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