Splash Mountain in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World will be closing for a refurbishment in early 2022. This routine refurbishment will run January 10-February 10, 2022, and the attraction will reopen to Guests on February 11, 2022.
This classic Frontierland attraction typically undergoes an annual refurbishment for routine maintenance and repairs to the ride’s show scenes during the winter months when less Guests are likely to ride due to the cooler temperatures. (If you can tolerate getting wet on ride regardless of the temperature however, you will likely find shorter wait times for the attraction once it reopens!)
If you are visiting the Walt Disney World Resort in February, you may want to note an additional Frontierland attraction that will be undergoing a refurbishment that same month- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is scheduled to close for a refurbishment for routine maintenance work February 14-18, 2022, and will reopen to Guests on February 19.
Previously Disney had announced that Splash Mountain’s theming will be reimagined into a story inspired by the Disney animated film, ‘The Princess and the Frog.’ The upcoming refurbishment scheduled for January and February of next year will not feature any work done on the new storyline for the attraction, and as this time we do not have confirmation for when the retheming of the ride will take place.
When the redesign of the attraction does take place, the ride’s track will not be changing, so Guests will be able to continue to experience the same drops and ride path, with the addition of new characters including Princess Tiana, Prince Naveen, Louis and more from the hit Walt Disney Animation Studios film.
We will keep you updated here on Disney Fanatic on the upcoming Splash Mountain refurbishment, and we will be back with additional details on the new storyline from the ride once we learn more.