If you are trying to find a Disney fan in a crowd, a quick way to get their attention and get a bead on their location involves simply yelling one phrase: “Splash Mountain”. The classic Disney ride, which is based in the Magic Kingdom Park and is about to permanently close forever to make way for a new Princess and the Frog ride called Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, has been a hotbed of controversy.
Some Disney fans are genuinely mourning the Magic Kingdom ride as if Splash Mountain is a dying relative. Others — such as Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger — are very happy to see the ride, which was based on the notoriously-offensive Song of the South movie, be removed from existence.
There are also others who could care less about Splash Mountain, but who find the prospect of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure to be particularly alluring.
Splash Mountain memorabilia is, of course, being hoarded and collected by Disney enthusiasts before the ride’s closure at the end of January (and many visitors, like this Disney Legend from Frozen, are trying to get in and many last rides on the water ride as possible before then).
Apparently, one Splash Mountain fan actually tried to steal the “You May Get Wet” sign from the ride earlier this week, prompting the sign to be removed by Cast Members and hidden.
Now, however, the Splash Mountain sign is back despite the attempted robbery! According to the Tweet shown below, the iconic sign has been seen in the Walt Disney World ride queue where it normally resides.
Update: The “You May Get Wet” sign in the queue that went missing is secured back in their original place https://t.co/Azd9FIRxEy pic.twitter.com/6hLVkIlQo2
— Yukkuri73 | ゆっくりはきつねどん推し (@Yukkuri_73) January 17, 2023
Cast Members had initially been hesitant to put the sign back, since looting the ride before its closure does seem like something that will, unfortunately, continue to happen until the end of January, but apparently, the Disney Park staff are choosing to be optimistic and hope that Disney Guests will behave themselves!