Attraction Overview: Splash Mountain + Video

by on May 2, 2017 10 Comments

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Photo - Angela DahlgrenIt’s been a looooong two weeks away from Youtube (P.S. I’ve missed you all!), but I’m finally back with a new video!

Enjoy this overview of Splash Mountain, featured at Walt Disney World, Disneyland,and Tokyo Disneyland.

Which attraction would you like me to cover next? Let me know in the comments!

Posted on May 2, 2017

10 Responses to “Attraction Overview: Splash Mountain + Video”

  • The idea for a themed log flume ride did not originate with Tony Baxter. He adapted the idea from the Timber Mountain Log Ride at Knotts Berry Farm, which opened to great popularity as the world’s first themed log flume ride, complete with non-Disney audio-animatronic characters, in 1969. Disney wanted to compete with Knotts by having a log flume ride of its own. Baxter provided the theme. But it took 20 years for Disneyland to finally have Splash Mountain.

  • by Angela Dahlgren on May 2, 2017, at 2:00 pm EST

    Michael,

    Great information! Thanks for letting us all know what prefaced Baxter’s idea!

    Have a wonderful day. 🙂

    Angela

  • My 11 daughter and I loved seeing this. We rode 5 times last week! Great to learn about the ride.

    • by Angela Dahlgren on May 3, 2017, at 2:36 pm EST

      Debbie,

      5 times?! You must have been soaked down to the bone! I’m with you though. I love it!

      Thanks for watching!

      – Angela

  • My favorite MK ride since the year it opened, and the high-water mark for log flume rides. A near-flawless blend of storytelling, aesthetics, relaxation, and thrills.

    How do you do? Mighty pleasant greetin’
    How do you do? Say it when you’re meetin’
    How do you do? With everyone repeatin’
    Pretty good, sure as you’re born

    • by Angela Dahlgren on May 3, 2017, at 2:38 pm EST

      Banjoman,

      After reading your comment, ‘How Do You Do,’ is stuck in my head once again!

      I suppose it’s better than the ,’It’s a small world,’ theme. 😉

      – Angela

  • nice post, thanks for the share

  • Best. Ride. Ever.

    It’s got music, theming, thrills, and a great story. Love it.

    Also I remember reading somewhere that “Br’er” is a combination of Brother and Frere (French for brother). I used to think it was “Briar” rabbit but apparently I was wrong.

    No matter what their names are, they rock!

    • by Angela Dahlgren on May 3, 2017, at 2:40 pm EST

      Jodie,

      Thanks for the interesting info! While researching, I was wondering why their names started with br’er. I think I may have my answer thanks to you!

      – Angela