Splash Mountain REFURB: August 28 - November 16, 2017

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  1. hiroMYhero

    hiroMYhero I'm satisfied with my care... Moderator

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    @rteetz, from the Rumors and News board, is reporting confirmed info that Splash Mountain will be closed for refurbishment from August 28th - November 16th.
     
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  2. Farro

    Farro It's a pasta! It's a grain! What?

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    Sigh.

    I'm trying not to be bummed about this, but I'm afraid something else big will go down in October too...
     
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  3. DizDaD7

    DizDaD7 Truly a ~GOOFY~ Person.

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    R, u , Bleepin kiddin?:confused3

    :sad2: My favorite ride.......
    I guess I'll need to ride it 3 or 10 times in the 3 days we go in the summer...:banana:
     
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  5. hiroMYhero

    hiroMYhero I'm satisfied with my care... Moderator

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    Definitely at least 3!

    In September we had 3 Anytime FPs thanks to a Contemp mix-up. Rode 3 consecutive times: was so much fun, were totally soaked, and the guests in Standby that we passed 3 times weren't as happy as we were for some reason. :)
     
  6. TNKim

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    I thought they tried to do major updates in the winter season? Why would they close it during the busy Halloween party season??
     
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  7. DWillowBay

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    Sadness. :sad1::sad::sad1: It's my favorite ride. Oh well, I guess every ride is someone's favorite ride. Poor ole Brer Rabbit...needs some spa time. Don't we all!
     
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  8. DizDaD7

    DizDaD7 Truly a ~GOOFY~ Person.

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    Too funny........
    I love that darned ride... And what's even more crazy is, that up until 2014 we never rode it at night :rolleyes1......Talk about a ride Even Waaay better:thumbsup2.....Same with BTMRR...
     
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  9. DizDaD7

    DizDaD7 Truly a ~GOOFY~ Person.

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    And all of F&W festival season...too
     
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  10. klbrow11

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    NO!!!! This makes me so sad :( I know they have to be refurbed but I am going to sulk for a bit.
     
  11. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    As we start to approach the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary more and more reforms are going to happen. As I understand it this was pushed into summer/fall 2017 as there will be other refurbs in the winter 2018 season. We will continue to see more refurbs over the next 4 years to get attractions in much better shape for the 50th.
     
  12. hiroMYhero

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    Our 3 rides were at night in the last 45 minutes or so before park close. :)

    Have you tried EE at night? I rarely ride EE but we did in September and had a great view of the fireworks from the SW Galactic Show!
     
  13. DizDaD7

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    Never stayed at AK, till really late so no, but I have to admit, you have me intrigued....Also seeing the fwx, has to be kinda cool.
     
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  14. Farro

    Farro It's a pasta! It's a grain! What?

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    What would you suppose the possibility of another big ride...say Everest...going down for refurb at the same time???
     
  15. BuckeyeBama

    BuckeyeBama You are stronger than you think.

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    Stupid timing. Wet rides should be refurbished when it is cold outside.
     
  16. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    There is a list of rides in preparation for the 50th.
     
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    Could've been worse.
     
  18. Farro

    Farro It's a pasta! It's a grain! What?

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    For who? For those us going during that time, it is worse! :p
     
  19. Farro

    Farro It's a pasta! It's a grain! What?

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    I know I have seen the list, I was just wondering if you knew specifically of anything else going down in October of this year.
     
  20. rteetz

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    It could have been done during June, July and August. October and September can be relatively quiet
     
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    Not yet.
     

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