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Encyclopedia > Splash Mountain
Splash Mountain
Poster of Splash Mountain
Designer Walt Disney Imagineering
Attraction type Flume and Dark Ride
Theme Animated parts of Song of the South
Music From Song of the South Soundtrack
Vehicle type Log
Ride duration 12:00 minutes
Total height 87 ft (26.5 m)
Track height 52.5 ft (16 m)
Maximum speed 40 mph (64.4 km/h)
Height requirements 40" (102 cm)
Site area 400752 sq ft
Number of lifts 3
Water Flow 20,000 Gallons per Minute
FASTPASS available
Disneyland
Land Critter Country
Opening date July 17, 1989
Vehicle capacity 6
Length 2640 ft (804.7 m)
Audio-animatronics 105
Drop Angle 47 Degrees
Single rider available
Magic Kingdom
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
Tokyo Disneyland
Land Critter Country
Opening date October 1, 1992
Vehicle capacity 8
Length 2800 ft (853.4 m)
Drop Angle 45 Degrees

Splash Mountain is a log flume attraction at three Walt Disney Parks that is based on the controversial 1946 Disney film Song of the South. Each Splash Mountain features a large cast of audio-animatronic figures singing portions of the motion picture's soundtrack with a finale of a steep drop into a Briar Patch. Image File history File links Splash Mountain Poster This is a copyrighted poster. ... Walt Disney Imagineering was formed by entertainment mogul Walt Disney on December 16, 1952 as WED Enterprises (WED: Walter Elias Disney) to develop plans for a theme park and to manage Disneys personal assets. ... Song of the South is a feature film produced by Walt Disney, released on November 12, 1946 by RKO Radio Pictures and based on the Uncle Remus cycle of stories by Joel Chandler Harris. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about a theme park in Anaheim, California USA. For other Disney parks and attractions, see Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Audio-Animatronics is the registered trademark for a form of robotics created by Walt Disney Imagineering for shows and attractions at Disney theme parks, and subsequently expanded on and used by other companies. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 216 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Splash Mountain User... The Magic Kingdom is a theme park within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando. ... Frontierland is one of the themed lands at the many Magic Kingdom-style parks run by Disney around the world. ... Audio-Animatronics is the registered trademark for a form of robotics created by Walt Disney Imagineering for shows and attractions at Disney theme parks, and subsequently expanded on and used by other companies. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Tokyo Disneyland ) is one of two theme parks in the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A log flume ride Log flumes originally referred to a special construct used to transport lumber and logs down mountainous terrain to a sawmill by using flowing water. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Song of the South is a feature film produced by Walt Disney, released on November 12, 1946 by RKO Radio Pictures and based on the Uncle Remus cycle of stories by Joel Chandler Harris. ...

Contents

Story

The ride presents scenes taken from the animated segments of Song of the South. It tells the story of the adventures of Brer Rabbit, a mischievous rabbit who leaves his home at the Briar Patch to look for his laughing place. Unfortunately for him, Brer Fox and Brer Bear, the antagonists of this story, are determined to catch him. The story starts off with an intro from Brer Frog, who warns of the troubles ahead. Brer Rabbit outsmarts the two a few times, but in the end, they manage to catch him and take him to Brer Fox's cave at Chickapin Hill. Song of the South is a feature film produced by Walt Disney, released on November 12, 1946 by RKO Radio Pictures and based on the Uncle Remus cycle of stories by Joel Chandler Harris. ... Brer Rabbit is the hero of the Uncle Remus stories derived from African-American folktales of the US South. ... In the Star Trek fictional universe, the Briar Patch is a fictional nebula in sector 441 in Star Trek: Insurrection. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Brer Bear Brer Bear is the dumbfounded bear from Disneys animated movie, Song of the South. ... This article refers to literary antagonists. ...


The transition into the Laughing Place takes takes place in the dark and the log out of the water and onto steel beams like a roller coaster.


Brer Rabbit outfoxes them one final time, by tricking them into throwing him into his home, the Briar Patch. At that point, riders are sent down the big drop into the Briar Patch. At the end of the ride, a showboat and a lot of critters sing Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah to celebrate Brer Rabbit's safe return. Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah is a song from the Disney live action movie Song of the South, released in 1946. ...


During the 52 1/2 foot plummet, a camera takes pictures of park guests in their log. An on-ride camera is a camera mounted along side the track of a roller coaster (or a similar ride) that automatically photographs all of the riders on passing trains. ...

An example of a picture taken by the Splash Mountain camera.

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (800x1217, 107 KB) Summary A family thrilled by Splash Mountain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (800x1217, 107 KB) Summary A family thrilled by Splash Mountain. ...

Soundtrack

The ride features many variations on the now-classic soundtrack of the film.

  • How Do You Do?
  • Ev'rybody Has a Laughing Place
  • Burrow's Lament (originally a track from the film titled "Sooner or Later")
  • Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

How do You Do?? is a song from the live action movie Song of the South, which was released by Disney in 1946. ... Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah is a song from the Disney live action movie Song of the South, released in 1946. ...

Variations

The soundtrack for Disneyland's Splash Mountain is unique, while the Magic Kingdom and Tokyo Disneyland Splash Mountain have the same music score. The soundtrack for Disneyland is rather orchestra-like and somewhat more formal, and also rather playful (rather sounding like the soundtrack for Song of the South). Florida's and Japan's soundtracks feature a country-western flavor (carried principally by banjos, fiddles and harmonicas). Dialog is Japanese for "How Do You Do?" and "Zip a-dee doo dah", but not for "Laughin' Place" at Tokyo Disneyland (in English). Burrow's Lament is heard, but is not sung at Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland (since the scene where it is sung is absent of audio-animatronics in both rides), but is at Disneyland. This article is about a theme park in Anaheim, California USA. For other Disney parks and attractions, see Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. ... The Magic Kingdom is a theme park within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando. ... Tokyo Disneyland ) is one of two theme parks in the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. ... Song of the South is a feature film produced by Walt Disney, released on November 12, 1946 by RKO Radio Pictures and based on the Uncle Remus cycle of stories by Joel Chandler Harris. ... Tokyo Disneyland ) is one of two theme parks in the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. ... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, two water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses... Tokyo Disneyland ) is one of two theme parks in the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. ... This article is about a theme park in Anaheim, California USA. For other Disney parks and attractions, see Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. ...


Releases

  • The Official Album of Disneyland and Walt Disney World (1991 CD): Ev'rybody Has a Laughing Place & Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
  • Disneyland/Walt Disney World: The Official Album (1997 CD): Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah & Ev'rybody Has a Laughing Place
  • Walt Disney World Resort: The Official Album (1999 CD): Ev'rybody Has a Laughing Place
  • Walt Disney World Resort: Official Album (2000 CD): 8 minute version of the Magic Kingdom soundtrack
  • Official Album: Walt Disney World Resort Celebrating 100 Years of Magic (2001 CD): 8 minute version of the Magic Kingdom soundtrack
  • Disneyland Park: The Official Album (2001 CD): 8 minute version of the Disneyland soundtrack
  • A Musical History of Disneyland (2005): 12 minute version of the Disneyland soundtrack
  • Disney's Happiest Celebration on Earth (2005): 8 minute version of the Disneyland soundtrack

The Official Album of Disneyland and Walt Disney World (1991 CD) was the official album released for Disneyland and Walt Disney World in 1991. ... The Magic Kingdom is a theme park within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando. ... The Magic Kingdom is a theme park within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando. ... This article is about a theme park in Anaheim, California USA. For other Disney parks and attractions, see Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. ... A Musical History of Disneyland (2005) is a collection of music from Disneyland, spanning from opening day to the present. ... This article is about a theme park in Anaheim, California USA. For other Disney parks and attractions, see Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. ... This article is about a theme park in Anaheim, California USA. For other Disney parks and attractions, see Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. ...

Trivia

  • The Disneyland version features the largest number of audio-animatronics because many of them came from the now closed attraction America Sings.
  • Like a number of Disney attractions, much of Splash Mountain takes place outside of park boundaries. Guests are kept oblivious to the transition between the visible "mountain" and the warehouse-like show building that houses most of the experience, and clever landscaping within the park prevents guests from glimpsing the behind-the-scenes structures.
  • On warm days, the water cannon next to the Briar Patch shoots higher and further as to wet the flumes on the right hand side.
  • In the Walt Disney World version, there is an obvious "Hidden Mickey" during the show boat scene toward the end of the ride. Mickey can be seen lying on his back in the clouds. Also there is a hidden mickey in the room with jumping water, the hole in which chickapin hill flows is a side profile of mickey's head, and there is at least one hidden mickey in the garden scene. Furthermore there is one near br'er frog when he is fishing on the alligator, visible as you pass him, and one composed of three barrels half-way up the second crankhill.
  • On October 29, 1989, Ernest Goes to Camp aired during The Magical World of Disney. Prior to the movie, Ernest was seen training for, and finally riding, the newly opened Splash Mountain. The end result had Ernest bewildered and collapsing to the ground, leaving guests to step on him while boarding the attraction.
  • There are several security cameras in this ride. If someone steps out of their seat, the alarm will go off, and the ride will be stopped.
  • At the American theme parks, cast members who operate the Splash Mountain attraction are affectionately known as "Splash Trash."[citation needed]
  • Originally the show scene "Sticky Situation," which portrays Br'er Rabbit stuck in honey, was planned to be the infamous Tar Baby scene from Song of the South. The scene was changed to avoid the same notorious racial controversies that have plagued the film.
  • The Animatronic figures were animated by Davy Crockett Feiten.[citation needed]
  • When the ride was first put together, nearly all the animatronics were wired and put in place, Mr. Feiten was brought in to animate and fix story and staging problems. Mr. Feiten then moved nearly all of the animatronics to new locations and then took out 10 animatronic figures and removed them from the ride completely to improve the show.[citation needed]

America Sings was a show at Disneyland at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, from 1974 to 1988. ... It has been suggested that Hidden Mickey 50 Ears be merged into this article or section. ... is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Ernest Goes to Camp was made in 1987 starring Jim Varney and Victoria Racimo, among others. ... The first incarnation of the Walt Disney anthology series, commonly called The Wonderful World of Disney, premiered on ABC on October 27, 1954 under the name Disneyland. ... Ernest P. Worrell is a fictional character portrayed by American actor Jim Varney in a series of television commercials and later in a television series and a series of motion pictures. ... A tar baby is metaphorically any sticky situation[1] that is only aggravated by efforts to solve it. ... Song of the South is a feature film produced by Walt Disney, released on November 12, 1946 by RKO Radio Pictures and based on the Uncle Remus cycle of stories by Joel Chandler Harris. ...

See also

Disneyland is a theme park within the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California conceived by Walt Disney. ... This article will replace: List of current Magic Kingdom attractions List of past Magic Kingdom attractions Magic Kingdom entertainment history The Magic Kingdom is a theme park located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... // Main article: Main Street, U.S.A. Main article: Fantasyland Alices Tea Party Castle Carrousel Cinderella Castle Dumbo the Flying Elephant its a small world Mickey Mouse Revue Peter Pans Flight Pinocchios Daring Journey Poohs Hunny Hunt Snow Whites Adventures The Haunted Mansion Cinderella... // This is a summary of notable incidents that have taken place at various Disney-owned theme parks, amusement parks, or water parks. ...

External links

  • Disneyland Park - Splash Mountain
  • Walt Disney World Resort - Splash Mountain
  • Splash Mountain at the Internet Movie Database
  • Disney Mountain Rides WDW Splash Mountain
  • L.A. Times article about "Flash Mountain"
  • The Unofficial Song of the South website: Splash Mountain page
  • Walt Disney World Magic
  • Amusement ride for traveling down a water chute with reduced splash - Patent #5,613,443. US Patent & Trademark Office. Retrieved on November 17, 2005. - Patent for reduced splash logs used in Tokyo.
  • Disneyland Splash Mountain construction photos

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The Splash Mountain attraction is based upon the stories of "Brer Rabbit, Tar Baby, and Uncle Remus." The story in the ride is slightly different from the actual Brer Rabbit story, though.
Space Mountain and Splash Mountain are actually taller than the Matterhorn, but since the Matterhorn is a Disneyland landmark, the taller buildings were put partially underground so as not to dwarf it.
Splash Mountain was one of his first big gigs as a voice actor.
Splash Mountain Flume Ride at Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom (1518 words)
Splash Mountain was introduced to Walt Disney World in 1992, and ever since then has been one of The Magic Kingdom's most popular rides, and it's always likely to be busy, so expect some form of queue no matter when you plan to visit it.
To really appreciate Splash Mountain fully, you need to be aware of the story line of the 1946 Disney film "Song of the South", but not knowing the storyline doesn't detract from the attraction in any way.
Splash Mountain is an ideal Disney ride; it has charming characters, thrills, rich scenery, extensive use of Audio-Animatronics, and a good story.
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