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Special Teen Edition ~ Favorite Attraction

Today's Special Teen Edition is written by our resident (I mean that quite literally) teen blogger and dear son, Peter aka WDWPeter. 
Welcome back Peter! So, what is your favorite attraction in Walt Disney World?
Walt Disney World with Teens and Tweens - Splash Mountain


Thanks for asking and thanks for having me guest blog today! My favorite and absolutely not to be missed attraction is without a doubt Splash Mountain in Magic Kingdom's Frontierland! 
It's an awesome wet and wild flume ride that is very popular.You'll want to get a FastPass for this ride! Check out this now out of print FastPass!
Walt Disney World with Teens and Tweens - Splash Mountain


I really like the back story for Splash Mountain. It's about Br'er Rabbit and his adventures searching for his laughing place. The story takes twists and turns in scenes set with animatronic figures as he leaves his safe little briar-patch home. All the while you travel through Splash Mountain with him in your flume boat. Br'er Rabbit gets entangled and trapped eventually by Br'er Bear and Br'er Fox and they threaten to throw him off the mountain. The theme is loosely based on the character Br'er Rabbit in a collection of short stories by Joel Chandler Harris and the 1946 Disney movie, Song of The South. 
The stick in your head theme song is Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah from the movie Song of the South that won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. 


This was a surprise favorite ride for me. I have mild ASD and SPD and that makes me very shy about trying new things. I was afraid at first but after my family showed me pictures of it and described it and after a few trips not going on it but watching, I felt I would give it a try. Now I love it! I even talked my cousin who has ASD into riding it and he had a great time too. 
Walt Disney World with Teens and Tweens - Splash Mountain
 Another great time to ride is at night during Wishes. It's really cool!
Walt Disney World with Teens and Tweens - Splash Mountain
This is where you land after dropping down the mountain.

Fun Splash Mountain Facts: 
  • Splash Mountain opened in WDW July 17, 1992 three years after the ride opened at Disneyland. 
  • The ride is 11 minutes long 
  • During the last drop you are going 40mph.
  • The last drop is 52.5 feet or the equivalent of a 5 story building.
  • It features 68 Audio Animatronics.
  • It has the largest animated prop in all of the Disney parks, The Zip-A-Dee-Lady Showboat.
  • You have to be 40" tall to ride.
I hope the next time you're in The Magic Kingdom you'll ride my favorite ride Splash Mountain.

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9 comments:

  1. What a great post! My 11 year old refused to ride this one (so her 5 year old brother does too!) We've already decided that we're going to MAKE them ride this time. They've both been on Tower of Terror and she LOVES Rock 'n Roller Coaster. Thanks for sharing the video - maybe that will help. :)

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  2. Nice article, Peter! Great pic of you on the ride - looks like you're loving it! Splash Mountain is always a cool refresher from that hot FL sun. Have a zippitydodah day :)

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  3. Great post Peter! I love the theme of Splash Mountain, and the music. Thanks for sharing the video!

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  4. Awesome job Peter! This was one of my favourite posts in the loop! (Shhh don't tell the others! :P) I loved the Photos! And the facts! AND the video! It was so cool! Brilliant article! :D

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  5. Great post! I love Splash Mountain, too. The story/music gets me every time!

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  6. Great post! I've always been too chicken to go on this ride, but when we go to Disneyland next month I promised my 13 yr. old that we'd do it!

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  7. awesome job Peter!! I loved the facts you listed. My son is 35 1/2 inches tall... maybe in the next year or two he will be able to ride with me!!

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  8. All three of my children are finally tall enough to ride Splash Mountain. That is all they have talked about for our fall trip! Great post - I am a huge fan of the Brer Rabiit stories!

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  9. Peter - I love this ride but HATE getting wet. And for some reason I always get soaked. But your post may get me to go on it again on our next trip. Thank you.

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