Splash Mountain Scaffolding Finally Removed
After weeks of work, it appears that the Splash Mountain refurbishment that began in late August may be complete. Scaffolding came down around the ride’s exterior in time for this morning’s park opening.
The unscheduled maintenance work began in late August after the ride suffered a number of shutdowns over multiple days.
Though we still are not sure what caused the scaffolding entirely, the popular Magic Kingdom attraction did remain open throughout the refurbishment.
With the rest of the work going on throughout Magic Kingdom in preparation for “The World’s Most Magical Celebration.” One could certainly assume that some of the work revolved around giving the eye-catching mountain a bit of a touch up.
Throughout Frontierland, new walkways now grace the steps of the entire boardwalk that surrounds the shops and eateries within the area.
Splash Mountain does appear ready to join in the festivities of the Walt Disney World resorts 50th anniversary celebration when the festivities begin in just two weeks.
A Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Day
MickeyBloggers also noticed today that the marquee attraction now has a Lightning Lane sign up, which means it is ready for its Disney Genie+ debut.
Disney Genie, a complimentary new service built into the MyDisneyExperience app, as well as its enhancements could begin to roll out in the near future. With a fall release date and the appearance of signage throughout all four Walt Disney World parks, we know it’s only a matter of time.
New Theming is “Almost There”
Last month, we also learned new details surrounding the reimagined Splash Mountain experience, which will base itself off of “The Princess and the Frog.”
Concept art and roundtable discussions have given us a glimpse of what is to come for the plume ride, though no date has been set yet for when the transformation will begin.