Br’er Rabbit Joins Twitter as Fans Plead to Save Splash Mountain

Splash Mountain Twitter

It appears that some fans still have not let go of their beloved Splash Mountain as Disney fans count the days until the famous log flume ride closes forever.

The chief protagonist of the ride’s story, which is derived from Walt Disney’s Song of the South, Br’er Rabbit, appears to have found his way onto Twitter. Under the handle @BriarPatchz, he–or some fans–continues to push for the preservation of Splash Mountain and the Laughin’ Place.

“Brer Rabbit” tweeted, quoting the ride,

“Oh @Disney boil me, hang me, drown me, skin me, but please, Please don’t stop that retheme!”

He even replied to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. The Governor tweeted about the State’s employment record, to which Brer Rabbit replied,

“Brer @GovRonDeSantis, let’s keep me and the critters employed at Splash Mountain.”

While it is likely that Splash Mountain animatronics will be salvaged, any efforts to save the variants at Disneyland and Walt Disney World appear to be in vain. The attraction at both Theme Parks will close by January 23, 2023, and will reopen as Tiana’s Bayou Adventure by late 2024, ushering in a whole new attraction for generations of fans to fall in love with. However, there is still hope for loyal fans as the last remaining Splash Mountain variant will remain in operation at Tokyo Disneyland at Tokyo Disney Resort for the time being.


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More on Splash Mountain

Created by Imagineer Tony Baxter 30 years ago, Splash Mountain became an iconic Disneyland and Disney World attraction.

Disney World describes Splash Mountian on its website as the following:

A Hare-Raising Ride

Gently drift through a colorful Southern bayou along with happy-go-lucky Br’er Rabbit as he looks for his “laughing place.” But be warned: Br’er Bear and Br’er Fox are in hot pursuit of this wayward hare. 

Glide by over 100 adorable Audio-Animatronics geese, frogs, raccoons, possums, bees, alligators and other down-home critters as they sing classic Disney ditties, including “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” and “Ev’rybody’s Got a Laughing Place.”

Then hang on to your hats—this delightful musical cruise ends in an exciting 5-story splashdown into a thorny Briar Patch!

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on Disney Parks news and stories as more developments come to light.

About T.K. Bosacki

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, TK Bosacki is a professional writer, amateur adventurer, and lifelong Disney Fanatic. His Disney Park days include Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Nomad Lounge. He believes in starting at the Canada pavilion (IYKYK), and the Monorail is superior to all Ferry Boats.

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