Splash Mountain Can Still Be Heard Outside of the Magic Kingdom

Splash Mountain is becoming a thing of the past at Disney Parks (at least here in the U.S.), but Guests have reported hearing music from the attraction over one week after the ride closed permanently at Walt Disney World.

The Magic Kingdom version of the attraction is now a construction site as work begins to bring Tiana’s Bayou Adventure to Frontierland. At Disneyland Park, the ride is still open with no closure date confirmed so far; however, Disney did previously announce that The Princess and the Frog (2009) retheme will open on both coasts in 2024.

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At Walt Disney World, most signs of the attraction have already been removed. Months prior to the ride’s final splash, “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” was removed from music loops around the Magic Kingdom amid controversy surrounding the origin of the song, both due to Song of the South (1946) and the history of the song itself.

The attraction has also been removed from Park maps, both paper copies and the view of the Magic Kingdom in the My Disney Experience app, where it is now noted that Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is opening in 2024.


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Still, there are actually a couple of other places where Guests have reported hearing portions of the attraction. Disney fans on Twitter, including @TheHorizoneer have noted that “Everybody’s Got a Laughing Place” (aka the song heard right before the lift hill to the final drop) can be heard at the Transportation and Ticket Center.

Others responded by sharing other places they have continued to hear music from Splash Mountain, including Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort and the entrance to the Magic Kingdom:

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While Splash Mountain is in the process of being replaced at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, no changes have been announced for the attraction in Westernland at Tokyo Disneyland. As always, though, we will continue to share updates on the attraction’s reimagining as they are available here on Disney Tips.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."