Last year when Disney announced that they were re-theming the current Splash Mountain attraction with a Princess and the Frog overlay, many guests flocked to the attraction wanting to get in "one last ride" on the version of the attraction that has been at the Magic Kingdom since the early 90s. However, nearly 14 months after this initial announcement, it looks like the current version of Splash Mountain is still open, with Disney not providing any updates on when this ride might close so that work may begin.
However, Magic Kingdom Vice President Melissa Valiquette recently gave an update on the progress being made on the reimagining of Splash Mountain via an interview with the Orlando Sentinel's Theme Park Rangers podcast, saying that planning the rebooted attraction is "a lengthy process; there is a lot of work that goes into it" and adding that "decisions can be made many many months, even years before any of that will be seen on stage, [and] it's going to take [Disney] a little bit of time to reimagine Splash Mountain".
Of course, again no timetables or even seasonal targets were given for closures, but its good to hear that work is at least progressing behind the scenes on this attraction, and hopefully we'll get more information soon about when this current version of the attraction will finally bid adieu and work can finally begin on this long-awaited reimagining.
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