Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom wrapped up its difficult year of 2020 with an evacuation late on New Year’s Eve.
The ride was stopped at around 9:15 PM, though My Disney Experience still listed it as having a 35 minute wait.
They stopped letting guests into line around the same time.
Several logs were backed up in areas.
Work lights were turned on inside and Cast Members were visible evacuating guests.
We learned in June 2020 that Splash Mountain at both Magic Kingdom and Disneyland would soon be re-themed to The Princess and the Frog, though no date for the re-theming has been announced. As the year went on, Splash Mountain broke down several times, including during Magic Kingdom’s reopening in July. It then went on to be temporarily closed and drained. Soon after it reopened, a log was fully submerged in August. Guests were evacuated in September. In October, things were looking up when a classic projection scene was finally restored. But only a week later, the attraction’s goose animatronic fell over and was covered in nets.
We wish we could say Splash Mountain left its troubles in 2020, but unfortunately the ride broke down once again at 10:00 AM on January 1, 2021.
Thankfully, this issue was not as serious as the night before and they still allowed guests into line while the ride was broken down.
It was back up and running within ten minutes.
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