What Do the Wait Times Look Like When a Ride PERMANENTLY Closes in Disney World?

It’s not often that rides close in Disney World, but today, a popular Magic Kingdom attraction is permanently closing.

SO many people today

Splash Mountain is closing to become Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, a new ride based on Disney’s The Princess and the Frog film. We saw some massive crowds at the ride earlier this weekend and we’ve been in Magic Kingdom today monitoring the crowds — so what are the wait times like for Splash Mountain on its closing day?

Yesterday, Splash Mountain had the highest wait time in the park at 120 minutes.

Lightning Lane on Saturday

When Magic Kingdom opened at 9AM, the wait time was already up to 90 minutes.

Line starts WAY back here

By 9:45AM, the wait time was 145 minutes — over two hours.

It’s getting LONG

By 10AM, no Lightning Lane times were available for Splash Mountain through Genie+ and the wait time had jumped up to 160 minutes.


Just five minutes later, the posted standby wait time was 150 minutes.

It just keeps going up.

By 11AM, the wait time was 200 MINUTES!!! That’s over three hours!


Disney has announced that Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will open in late 2024. We’ll be watching the Splash Mountain area once it closes to bring you construction updates on the new The Princess and the Frog-themed ride.

Want to say “goodbye” to Splash Mountain? We’ve got you covered with the new Briar Patch Band Tee now online.

Briar Patch Tee

If you’re looking to celebrate Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, the Tiana Tee is also available online.

Princess Tiana merch!

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Are you at Magic Kingdom for Splash Mountain’s closing day? Did you wait in that line? Let us know in the comments.

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