Splash Mountain Drop?

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by Brita, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. Brita

    Brita Princess of New Jersey

    Mar 2, 2009
    I know there's a drop at the end of Splash Mountain which I'm really worried about.. I'm TERRIFIED of heights! Does anyone know how tall the drop is and at what angle? Should I really be worried about the drop? Thanks soo much!
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  3. Cinderumbrella

    Cinderumbrella Wench

    Aug 9, 2005
    Just close your eyes, it will be over before you know it!! The rest of the ride is too cute too miss!!
  4. MelanieC

    MelanieC <font color=blue>BL II - Blue Team<br><font color=

    Sep 28, 1999
    This is one of my favorite rides. The ride is long by Disney or other ride standards. It's so cute and the theming is fun and cute. The drop is big, but it's really not that big of a deal. Close your eyes and it will be over quickly. It's a must do and really not that bad.

    Have fun :) Plus after the drop you still have a bit more of the ride to see :)
  5. WDSearcher

    WDSearcher DIS Veteran

    Aug 20, 2002
    The final plunge of Splash is about a 45 degree angle. It is 52 1/2 feet long (when the attraction opened, it was the longest flume chute in the world). Guests descend at a speed of approximately 40 miles per hour, faster than the rockets at Space Mountain.

    That said ... it's a few seconds of drop. But if you are truly TERRIFIED of heights, then it's not the drop that will scare you, it's the fact that from the top of it, you do in fact look out at the park. Which means you can see how high up you are. And you're probably about 60-65 feet in the air when you start to drop. If it were a dark ride where you couldn't tell how high up you were, I don't think you'd have a problem with the drop itself. But in this case, you might want to avoid it.

  6. 1hero2princesses

    1hero2princesses DIS Veteran

    Jan 20, 2008
    It was my DD3's favorite ride. She calls it the bunny ride. It is really not that big a deal. I was on it with my DS 5 and my DD3 and the first time I did have my arms around them both but it really isn't bad at all. She probably rode it about 6 or 7 times while we were there. A woman in front of us was a little nervous. Turned around and saw us and said uh - how old are your kids? I told her and told her it was DD favorite ride. She said - well I guess if she can do it, I can do it.
  7. The_Princess's_Mommy

    The_Princess's_Mommy Mouseketeer

    Aug 5, 2008
    It's really not too bad, and it's over before you know it.

    Think of it this way....if they drop was SO bad, they'd make you wear a better harness!
  8. vettegirl

    vettegirl Dole Whip Queen

    Oct 16, 2007
    The drop is overwith so fast and you will look back and say that was it!
  9. Eeyore'sthebest

    Eeyore'sthebest DIS Veteran<br><font color=darkorchid>Not So Tagle

    Mar 5, 2005
    My DD is scared of everything fast and her favorite ride is SM. You'll be fine.:thumbsup2
  10. iuki

    iuki Mouseketeer

    Nov 5, 2007
    I am truly afraid of heights, and Splash Mountain is my favorite. I just close my eyes at the end. :woohoo: When I ride Soarin in Epcot, I close my eyes at the start, but I also like the ride. No way, however, could anyone pay me to ride the Tower of Terror at Hollywood Studios. :scared1:

    Trust me - you'll LOVE Splash Mountain. :thumbsup2

  11. siskaren

    siskaren DIS Veteran

    Aug 8, 2007
    You can always watch people coming down the drop from the bridge before you get in line to get a better idea of what it looks like.
  12. Schmeck

    Schmeck <font color=blue>Funny thing is now my 17 year old

    Aug 26, 1999
    One and two and three and four and five, said with my eyes squeezed shut and a death grip on the handrail...

    That's how I do the Splash Mountain drop! To note, there are a couple of much smaller drops inside the attraction (Pirates of the Caribbean sized) and the ramp up to the big drop is a bit unnerving too.
  13. WDWAlexx

    WDWAlexx Earning My Ears

    Jul 10, 2009
    Its about a 45 degree angle and it looks quite long but it lasts about 5 seconds, its nothing to worry about, just enjoy it and then close your eyes at the drop.
  14. marchbreak

    marchbreak Earning My Ears

    Apr 5, 2009
    Brita I totally know where you are coming from! We have been to MK 4 times and it was the 4th visited that I finally had the guts to try it . I took a deep breath just before the drop and you know I actually liked it! Can't say the same about Tower of Terror All I can say is I will never do that ride again. We are going back in a month and I will be riding splash mt again.
  15. jacksmom

    jacksmom DIS Veteran

    Jun 25, 2002
    I know how you feel!:hug:I don't like roller coasters at all. But my dh told me all about how cute/themed the ride is and being the Disney lover that I am, I knew I had to do it! :scared1: I am now happy to say that after stressing about doing it :headache:It is my favorite ride!:banana: I also then got up my nerve to try Space Mtn and didn't like it at all!:eek: But, I can at least say that I have now ridden every ride in the MK!:woohoo:
  16. bytheblood

    bytheblood DIS Veteran

    Feb 21, 2004
    Land Frontierland
    Soft opening date July 17, 1992
    Opening date October 2, 1992
    Vehicle capacity 8
    Length 2600 ft (792.5 m)
    Audio-animatronics 68
    Drop Angle 45 Degrees
    Track height 52.5 ft (16 m)
    Maximum speed 40 mph (64.4 km/h)
    Height requirements 40" (102 cm)
  17. daisyduck123

    daisyduck123 <font color=green>I just love those parmesan mashe

    Aug 18, 2005
    I'm a ride chicken!! :eek:
    I won't ride Space Mt., BTMRR, or any of those scary rides, but last summer...my friends & family did talk me into getting on Splash MT.

    It wasn't too bad. I'm sure I'll do it again next week when we get to WDW!
  18. summerlady

    summerlady DIS Veteran

    Jun 16, 2009
    I'm terrified of heights too and had avoided Splash Mountain up until this past year. I'm so glad that my granddaughter talked me into it this time, such a fun and cute ride! I just closed my eyes when I knew the drop was coming and I was fine. Same with Soarin'...the first two times I had to close my eyes about ten times but by the third time I was loving every second of it and was happy that we were riding in the first row. :) You'll be ok, really. I wouldn't lie.
  19. lustergirl

    lustergirl DIS Veteran

    Aug 25, 2005
    I am a scaredy cat so if I can do it so can you!!! The drop goes really quick and it is such a fun ride.
  20. Britgirlus

    Britgirlus Mouseketeer

    Feb 25, 2009
    I'm not scared of heights, but I am scared of of falling - I rode Splash Mountain twice in May with ds5 - who loved it. Now - maybe if I were smart enough to close my eyes, it wouldn't be so bad - but it's the falling out of the log sensation that gets me, not the height, so I don't know if that would help ? I swore I wouldn't ride it next time - we'll see - I probably will - with tape over my eyes so I can't see that briar patch :)
  21. PrincessSuzanne

    PrincessSuzanne <font color=red>Guess I will be eating crow tonigh

    Jan 1, 2007
    But aren't there technically 3 drops on Splash Mountain? I think that is what is stopping me.

    I can handle POTC and I love BTMRR, but because of a childhood phobia associated with the log flume at Six Flags over GA, I can't ride Splash. We have recentley been stuck on BTMRR at the highest point and to look out over the park is not what bothers me, it is the dropping feeling. I just can't get past it.


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