Splash Mountain Turns 20

Happy birthday wishes go out to Splash Mountain as today marks this guest favorite's twentieth year in the Magic Kingdom. It was on this date - July 17 - in 1992 that the 86-foot-tall Splash Mountain made its debut in Walt Disney World.

This equal opportunity soaker of a ride draws its inspiration from the 1946 Disney film "Song of the South." Over 70 Audio-Animatronics (which happens to be one of the largest animated casts ever crafted for a Disney attraction) are used to tell the story of Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox and Brer Bear.

The attraction, which also boasts a steep 52 1/2 foot drop at the end, also lays claim to one of the highest speeds achieved for a Disney ride; guests find themselves plummeting down Chickapin Hill at 40 MPH.


Jimmy Bourque wrote on Wed, 07/18/2012 - 05:28:

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I love Splash Mountain! It is my favorite ride in the Magic Kingdom. I got to ride in my very own log back in February and really got to notice a lot more. Happy Birthday Splash Mountain!

Kristen K. wrote on Wed, 07/18/2012 - 12:24:

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Happy "Birthday" Splash Mountain!

senseicj wrote on Thu, 07/19/2012 - 14:23:

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happy 20th bday to the best water ride!!! Here's to 50 more

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