Within the next few weeks Disney is going to start offering a new Splash Mountain experience.
Everyone knows that Splash Mountain
is currently an utter mess (check out the YouTube video Broke Splash Mountain).
Disney has decided that instead of fixing the ride it makes more sense to
change the entire ride experience. The
new experience will consist of waiting in the standard queue but changes once
you get to the boarding area. Now guests
will only be allowed to sit in the front row of the log. Once seated the cast member operating the
ride will push a button which will cause an overhead bucket of dirty water to
tip over and drench both riders. Next a
cast member who was hiding in the second row of the log will pop up and punch
each guest in the side of the head with a gloved hand. At the moment of impact a ride photo will be
taken and made available for purchase.
“Instead of figuratively punching
people by offering a sub standard ride with numerous broken aspects we decided
just to go ahead and punch them instead,” stated a Disney cast member assigned
to Splash Mountain.
Many of the guests and cast members who
have experienced the new version of the ride have hailed it as an improvement
over the broken, run down version.
One guest stated, “I think it’s
great! You still get wet with the same
old smelly gross water but now you save a lot of time and annoyance. It’s more pleasant to get punched in the face
than sit through the broken version of the ride. Also the new ride photos are really
funny. The timing of the photo is
perfect. Everyone’s face is all mashed
up and the water is flying off their head.
They are great!”
The new ride experience is expected
to drastically cut the wait time of the ride.
The average wait time is expected to be under 15 minutes once the
changes are in place.