Attraction refurbishment news is coming fast and furious in the last few days and now we know that Splash Mountain in Disney’s Magic Kingdom is undergoing refurbishment starting in January 2020.
(UPDATE 1/6/20): Splash Mountain will be closed from January 6 to February 27, 2020, with the attraction currently scheduled to open back up on February 28, 2020.
The refurbishment is already underway with construction walls up around the attraction and the water has also been stopped.
From what we can tell, this is not a big refurbishment and there won’t be any structural changes or scene changes either, but it will be regular maintenance that all the rides must go through.
Hopefully, they take the time to fix some of the broken animatronic figures in the ride that haven’t been working for a while. The Brer Bear and Brer Fox animatronic towards the beginning hasn’t been working for a while and neither has the alligator biting Brer Fox’s tail at the end either.
January and February, of course, is a great time for Splash Mountain to close because those are two of the coldest months in Florida and being a water attraction where people get wet, the timing is perfect. In fact, Disney often tries to time their ride refurbishments with the weather if possible like in this case.
Obviously Disney can’t shut down Splash Mountain until January because of the super busy months of November and December with all the holidays taking place. Therefore we get it in January.
Splash Mountain isn’t the only ride getting a refurbishment in the coming months. Just recently we also learned that Test Track will be closing down for a few weeks in January, which will be a bigger impact in that park than the Magic Kingdom.
And who the heck knows what’s going on with Primeval Whirl over in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It’s been down since June and has recently moved into “Seasonal Operation.”
When we find out the exact details of the refurbishment to Splash Mountain we’ll update you so stay here at Ziggy Knows Disney for the latest Disney news!
I want to know what you think about Splash Mountain closing for refurbishment in January…
- Does the timing of this closure affect you and your family?
- How much do you love Splash Mountain?
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