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Disney Digest: Your Insider’s Guide to the Marquee Attractions – Volume Three

Splash Mountain

4. Disney Secrets

Disney did a heck of a job with some of its secrets and little additions that only they can think of.  For guests who have ridden this attraction more than a few times, you may notice yourself getting a bigger “splash” on certain occasions.  That is because Disney has water cannons that shoot into the air for every third flume that plummets into the briar patch!  Before you get to the splash, you’ll have to keep an eye to the sky (while inside at least).  The clouds that make up the ceiling when Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah starts playing forms a hidden Mickey.  We all know how elusive that little Mouse can be at times.  Speaking of elusive characters, does the voice of the Br’er Rabbit sound familiar?  If you connected the dots of his voice sounding like Wacko from Animaniacs, you’re truly a Disney Fanatic! Another little secrete happens just before the end of the ride (where the big drop happens, you’ll see a little gopher drop from the ceiling.  An Imagineer whom was part of the Splash Mountain project is a Florida State University alum.  If you listen close enough, you’ll hear the gopher shout out, ‘”Go FSU!”  What a creative little addition by the Disney think tank.  Splash Mountain is a family favorite, especially in summer months, so it is no secret to book that Fast Pass as soon as you’re able!

In our next volume, things will get a big spooky.  We’ll take a journey to Liberty Square in our very own “doom buggy”, turn down a frightening road, and enter the very mysterious Haunted Mansion. 

By Mike



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