PHOTOS, VIDEO: Guests Evacuated from Splash Mountain During Magic Kingdom Reopening

If you’re looking to visit the Laughing Place with Br’er Rabbit, you may be headin’ for trouble as Splash Mountain had to evacuate guests earlier this afternoon during the grand reopening of the Magic Kingdom.

Members of our team happened to be on the attraction, getting ready to crest the final lift hill and make the terrifying drop into the briar patch, when the emergency lights turned on and all motion stopped. After waiting for several minutes, an announcement came over the loudspeaker notifying guests that a Cast Member would be there soon to help assist them with evacuating the ride.

Guests were evacuated in groups of three, and encouraged to maintain social distancing after being evacuated from ride vehicles and led single-file backstage and back outside:

All guests affected received a return time to experience the popular Splash Mountain attraction once again, as recovery. Currently, the attraction is still unavailable at the Magic Kingdom.

Of course, follow along with us at WDWNT as we continue to cover the grand reopening of the Magic Kingdom.

3.2 11 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

23 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Eric Oswald
Eric Oswald
1 month ago

That happened to us at Disneyland. I think one of the lift belts broke down and they finally had to stop everyone. We got to walk through half the ride – I managed to sneak a little pat on B’rer Rabbit’s head on the way through.

Ricco Kah
Ricco Kah
1 month ago

Why aren’t parade dancers not wearing a mask

Hannah Patwell
Hannah Patwell
1 month ago

It’s an omen

Lol
Lol
1 month ago

This is news? Lol

March Hare
March Hare
1 month ago
Reply to  Lol

WDWNT. Walt Disney World News Today. A ride had to be evacuated. At Disney World. These kind folks report news. At Disney World. I wish people would take the advice of the March Hare. “Ah thats the point!, If you dont think, you shouldnt talk!”

Eugenia
Eugenia
1 month ago
Reply to  Lol

Lol

Xxx
Xxx
1 month ago
Reply to  Lol

Not really but it’s a good reason for them to close and start to re new the ride to that stupid frog movie….

LOL
LOL
1 month ago
Reply to  Lol

… apparently. It is because of “covid-19”

Sarah
Sarah
1 month ago
Reply to  Lol

Exactly. Actually, I am fairly dismayed that they didn’t hold off with the reopening. I know everyone is itching to return to normal, but, still. The ‘rona numbers are raging, and it is too soon. Don’t get me wrong, I love Disney, but waiting would certainly be prudent! 15,300 new cases today, the new record 😟

Annette Ryan
Annette Ryan
1 month ago
Reply to  Sarah

Wow!! Crazy increase to 15,300🥺😵

Ralph thornburg
Ralph thornburg
1 month ago

I am becoming very disappointed in your coverage of WDW. I’ve also heard from a few cast members that some on your staff are not nice to WDW cast members. As a former cast member, all I can say in not nice.

Tom Corless
Admin
1 month ago

Yeah, that’s not correct. We are always courteous.

Jeff
Jeff
1 month ago

Just another excuse by Disney for why this great attraction has to go. SMH.

Rich Marinucci
Rich Marinucci
1 month ago

We were evacuated from the Norway ride in Epcot Years ago and I can tell you that the cast was all very professional, calm and confident in what they did and how they handled the guests.

When the ride stopped the cast members appeared in what seemed to be a matter of moments and began to assure the guests that all was fine

Rolling my eyes at you
Rolling my eyes at you
1 month ago

Why is this important? It happen everyday in every theme park around the globe!

Tom Corless
Admin
1 month ago

It’s been read by hundreds of thousands of people, so someone cared lol

Whoever I am
Whoever I am
1 month ago

Obviously was important enough for you to read as well!

Iac
Iac
1 month ago

The Reason for the breakdown ?!

Last edited 1 month ago by Iac
Disneygurl
Disneygurl
1 month ago

It stinks that none of us can be next to each other! Why people get a Brain they are just trying to control us! #Stopsocialdistance

Katie
Katie
1 month ago

Haha back in 93’ my brother and I were on Space Mountain, the ride had just taken off, heading up that first hill when halfway up, the ride comes to a complete stop. We were stuck there for a good hour. There was some sort of emergency with another one of the passengers in the car ahead of us. After it started back up, we rode the rollercoaster with all the lights on inside the dome. To see all the mechanics, and experience Space Mountain in its naked form is something I’ll never forget.

SecretReporter
SecretReporter
1 month ago

This whole time, I could have been reporting hard hitting news when like when the Indiana Jones ride stopped. But then it started!! …missed my chance.

Liv424
Liv424
1 month ago

A bit off topic but any idea when they are going to close for the redesign? Trying to see if we can make it there before they do close it for good and we can ride it one last time in its original state

Brad B.
Brad B.
1 month ago

The same thing happened to us in 2012. When they made the announcement about evacuating us EVERYBODY on the ride said yes they wanted off. They made repeated announcements that they were “on the way”. It wasn’t until 45 minutes later, when some of the guests started getting off by themselves, that they made an announcement to stand still, that trying to do it by yourself you could get hurt and they FINALLY sent “cast members” to assist in getting off the ride.

23
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x