Splash Mountain at the Magic Kingdom (Walt Disney World)

This classic Disney log flume ride is based on the story of Br’er Rabbit who leaves his home in search of fun and adventure.  But along the way he finds that there are two foes looking to catch him – Br’er Fox and Br’er Bear, who chase that silly rabbit all through the Brian patch.

Originally constructed in 1992 and located in the Frontierland section of the Magic Kingdom, Splash Mountain is an outside as well as an inside (dark) ride that lasts about 12 minutes.  The ride includes almost a million gallons of water with three small dips along with an exciting 5-story drop near the end of the ride where your log flume will reach about 40 miles an hour.   If you are sitting in the first two rows then you can plan on getting wet – but it’s refreshing on a hot summer day.  

There are more than 100 Audio-Animantroincs which include frogs, alligators, geese, raccoons, possums as well Br’er Rabbit himself.

In June 2020 Disney announced that the attraction will be re-themed based on the hit movie, The Princess and the Frog.  A closing date has not be set at this time so there is still time for you to get one last ride on Splash Mountain.

You can also experience Splash Mountain right now by watching our full, on-ride POV video which was taken in August 2020.

There is a 40 inch height restrictions for Splash Mountain but this ride is fairly mild and suitable for all ages.  FastPass+ is offered and highly recommended as wait times will easily exceed 60 minutes on a typical summer day.  If you can’t get a FastPass+, try to visit this experience early thing in the morning along with the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

Where Should We Stay When Visiting the Walt Disney World Resort?

The Walt Disney World Resort has a number of great on-site hotels and each and every one of them have their own benefits, characteristics and price points.

There are multiple “categories” of hotels which are as follows:

  • Deluxe Resort Hotels
  • Deluxe Resort Villas
  • Moderate Resort Hotels
  • Disney’s Campgrounds
  • Value Resort Hotels

Deluxe resort hotels include the Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Disney’s Boardwalk Inn, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.  These resort hotels are all located adjacent to a Walt Disney World theme park (Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT and Disney’s Animal Kingdom) and offer easy access to that park as well as superior amenities and accommodations. 

In addition Disney’s hotels and resorts, there are a number of other on-site hotels options.  Click here to learn more about hotels at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Jerry Joyce

Jerry Joyce has been a Florida resident since 1988 and has lived in a variety of places in the South Florida area. Jerry is an avid boater & water sports enthusiast, beach aficionado, a lover of great food, muscle car fan and a theme park annual passholder for many years. Some of his favorite places in Florida include the Florida Keys, Walt Disney World, Cedar Key, the Loxahatchee River, St. Augustine and Ten Thousand islands.

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