The Good, the Bad, and the CROWDED – What Magic Kingdom Is Like on Splash Mountain’s Closing Day

Well, today is the day. The last day we’ll sing along to “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” and enjoy the antics of Br’er Rabbit.

Splash Mountain

That’s right — today is the day that Magic Kingdom’s Splash Mountain closes forever. We’ve already seen quite a few crowds in Disney World this weekend headed to ride the attraction one last time before it closes to be reimagined as Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. But we’re live at Magic Kingdom RIGHT NOW on Splash Mountain’s final day.


We got to Magic Kingdom just after opening and the morning crowds were ready to get into the parks.

Magic Kingdom crowds

But the crowds didn’t really hit until we made our way over to Frontierland.

There was a massive group of people waiting to get on the ride one last time.

Here are the REAL crowds

Here’s a look at the line stretching all the way to the other side of Frontierland.

A look at the line

When we hopped in line, the queue stretched all the way out past Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe. If you’re looking for the end of the line, a Cast Member was holding a “line starts here” sign!

Line starts here

Here’s another look at the line.

Later on, the line actually stretched alllll the way into Liberty Square. Yep, the end of the line was right by Liberty Tree Tavern!


We spoke with a Cast Member who said that the walkway right by Splash Mountain is currently blocked off to make room for this line of guests — the only way to get over to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at the time is to take the boardwalk path over, which is where the line was stopped in the picture below.

This walkway will take you to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

We’ll be updating this post throughout the day to monitor the crowds and wait times, so keep checking back.

Wait Times

The first thing we did when Magic Kingdom opened this morning was check the My Disney Experience app to see the wait times. At park opening, the wait time was only listed as 5 minutes.

At 9AM park opening

That did NOT hold up long, because just 20 minutes later Splash Mountain had a posted 90 minute wait time. At this point, we were in line and the line was moving slowly. We mostly inched forward through the line, but every once in a while we would move for a bit.

9:20AM wait time

Around 10AM when we finally made our way to the entrance of the Splash Mountain queue, the posted wait time was 145 minutes.

So, goodbye Splash Mountain — it’s been fun! Now we just have to wait patiently for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure to open in 2024. We’ll keep you updated about any construction we see over in Frontierland, so stay tuned to DFB for more!

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