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Splash Mountain's Condition

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From Dominick D
Posted November 15, 2012 at 8:55 PM
A couple weeks ago a chunk of the mountain fell off of Splash Mt. near the loading area. Tarps were put over the loading area. There's also another problem: the building is leaking. In several areas there's pretty much gum, band-aids, or whatever you want to call it holding the leaks. Oh, and there's one more problem: THE AAs DON'T WORK!! I'm hoping the refurb next year will fix these problems. This and Disco Yeti are things yet to be fixed. Meg Crofton is just as bad as Paul Pressler! What are your thoughts?

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From Sean Huckel
Posted November 16, 2012 at 10:10 AM
"I'm hoping the refurb next year will fix these problems."

Not nearly long enough, IMO.

Splash Mountain is just the worst in a long line of deteriorating rides in the Magic Kingdom. The park is really starting to show it's age and the wear of the Orlando climate.

From Dominick D
Posted November 16, 2012 at 11:17 AM
Remember how bad DL was in it's 40's? MK is pretty much the same way.

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted November 16, 2012 at 4:05 PM
Heard about this the other day on twitter. I'm kinda shocked Disney hasn't had to shut the ride down for a total overhaul or call an emergency refurb and fix these problems.

From Tom Cunningham
Posted November 17, 2012 at 9:04 AM
Yea I remember watching a documentary on Disney World years ago where Disney boasted about "fixing things before they needed fixing and painting things before they needed painting" how times have changed...

From Anthony Murphy
Posted November 17, 2012 at 3:20 PM
DL in the 40s? Didn't it open in 55

Anyway, it just needs a refurb. No big deal. I think WDW had a better 2012 than expected. Once fantasyland is up, they can work on it. Too much would be closed with splash...

From Dominick D
Posted November 17, 2012 at 3:27 PM
I meant on how old the park was Anthony :P

From Anthony Murphy
Posted November 17, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Ahhhhhh!

I still think the money and work is going into fantasyland

They probably think they can't afford having it down. I'll check it out in May if its still down.

From robert morris
Posted November 18, 2012 at 1:33 PM
I think this great on two levels:

First the falling debris adds a level of danger to Spalsh Mountain because nothing evokes confidence in a ride with no seat belts and dropping several stories than tarps.

Also it may not be the animatronics not working Disney may be capping them working for 30 hours or less to avoid Obamacare surcharges,

From Anthony Murphy
Posted November 18, 2012 at 2:05 PM
Well this took a political turn, nice!

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted November 18, 2012 at 2:06 PM
What? @Robert

From Karly Tenney
Posted November 18, 2012 at 6:59 PM
R.I.P. piece of mountain that dropped.

From robert morris
Posted November 18, 2012 at 8:52 PM
A bunch of companies like darden and kroger are limiting employee hours as not to pay for their healthcare

From Brian Emery
Posted November 19, 2012 at 1:35 PM
Well if we must turn political.. There is no such thing as ObamaCare…
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)

I know republicans do not ever want facts get in the way of a good Lie.. hahhaha

And Splash Mountain is just fine the way it is..
I like a little danger with my mild rides..

From Carrie Hood
Posted November 19, 2012 at 9:04 PM
Has anyone figured out where that mystery piece of the Mountain fell from and is it visible from the outside? I kind of wish more folks where documenting these with photos, if there is one thing Disney REALLY hates it visual proof of them being cheap/incompetent pasted all over the internet.

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