40 Inches (102cm)
Hop on a hollowed-out log to follow Brer Rabbit's mischievous escapades as he tries to flee the clutches of Brer Fox and Brer Bear until you plunge five stories off Chick-a-pin Hill! "It's the truth. It's actual. Everything is satisfactual. It's a zip a dee doo dah day!"
On Splash Mountain, Gotta Be Movin' On
Say goodbye to Br'er Rabbit; he's leaving his home in search of a little more adventure, a bit of fortune and his laughing place—where he can live the life that suits him best.
Watch as he outwits Br'er Bear and Br'er Fox, escapes their clutches and slips out of sticky situations. Plummet into dark caves and tumble over gentle waterfalls… until Br'er Rabbit's taunting catches up to him—and he's finally caught!
From the confines of Br'er Fox's cave at the top of Chickapin Hill on Splash Mountain, Br'er Rabbit tricks Br'er Bear and Br'er Fox one more time. Don't throw me down, down, down into the briar-brimmed pond, he pleads. Anyplace but there!
Of course, this is exactly what they do. Follow him as he plummets over the mountain peak on a 5-story (52.5 feet) fall that ends in a massive splashdown into the refreshing pond: Br'er Rabbit's home, his laughing place.
After this ultimate plunge, drift past more southern critters aboard a lively Mississippi riverboat. Sing along with them, for it's a zip-a-dee-doo-dah day! Everyone has a Laughing Place—maybe Splash Mountain is yours.
The wise Br'er Frog has a premonition: if Br'er Rabbit leaves his comfortable briar-patch home on Splash Mountain—protected by the prickly plants and dense, thorny vines—he'll be caught by Br'er Bear and Br'er Fox for sure!
Br'er Frog's words don't stop Br'er Rabbit from movin' on. Join him on his journey around and through Splash Mountain.
Will You Get Wet?
The twists, turns and 3 dips that lead to the grand drop down 5 stories of rushing water will either get you damp or drenched. If soaked is your goal, request a seat in the front or sit on the right side of the hollowed-out log.
There are a number of Hidden Mickeys scattered throughout Splash Mountain.
Because of the ride's location in Frontierland, the soundtracks for the songs are played with instruments like banjos and harmonicas, giving off a more western feel to the ride.
Riders are seated two in a row, each log has four rows, making it a total of 8 passengers per log.
The log first turns and begins to climb a small lift hill. An audio-animatronic of Br'er Frog greets guests and tells them that they will be traveling to a wet story. It seems to most that this is the big drop.
After the initial climb is over, however, the log dips downwards and turns so that it is in the water in front of the drop. Riders then approach a barn-like structure. Lucky people may become wet from the splash made by the logs that have completed the big drop before entering the barn. The log then climbs a small hill and comes to the other side of the mountain where thematic props set the mood, and music comes out of rocks. The log eventually reaches the first drop, known as Slippin' Falls. This drop leads to a scene full of audio-animatronics of animals singing How Do You Do? One of these animals is Br'er Rabbit who is being chased by Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear.
Ev'rybody Has a Laughing Place begins to play before the log reaches a dark tunnel which leads to a drop with a sudden high speed climb after it. The log travels a very small path in which a smaller drop is revealed. Then, singing turtles and dancing water fountains guide the log to a dark area in which Br'er Rabbit has been caught by Br'er Fox in a cave of stalactites and stalagmites. Just after that, the log begins the longest and final climb of the ride in which vultures are anxiously waiting for your death at the "laughing place".
At the top of this third lift hill, just before descending the big drop, riders can see the spires of Cinderella Castle with the more distant white dome of Space Mountain to the right, before descending the 52 1/2 feet drop at a 45 degree angle, reaching a maximum speed of 40 mph.
After another outdoor flume segment, the log enters another cave in which all the animals are singing Zip-a-dee Doo-Dah because Br'er Rabbit got away from the evil clutches of Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear. Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear are seen trying to fend off a hungry alligator, like in the Disneyland version. At the end, Br'er Rabbit is seen smiling with Mr. Blue Bird, telling guests that he learned his lesson. After unloading the log, riders may purchase a picture of their log falling at the final drop.
As of February 2011 the logs have been fitted with Lap Bars.
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