my two cents on splash though is that the slow drift back allows the guests to compare how wet they got and settle back down after the excitement so they dont miss the finale in their fervor.
This is a common problem with theme park rides, especially ones for younger children. Some rides have terrible vantage points for taking photos. Next to riding, my favorite thing to do is to take photos of my children on the rides!
I don't know anyone that doesn't just love Splash Mountain and your insight into it's design in relation to it's neighbouring attractions is wonderfully revealing.I'd never given much thought to the way the layout of Splash Mtn complements Thunder Mtn and the Rivers so well.
This is why I like TPI , and it's contributors, so much. It opens windows of interesting information like this to us all.