Splash Mountain Now on The List of Forever Closed Disney Rides

Sunday, January 22, 2023, marked the last day of Splash Mountain, ever. 

This permanent closure comes after many decades of complaints of racist stereotypes and Jim Crow-era songs and imagery.

A fan-favorite ride for decades will be closed for two years and transformed into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.

While many are upset and believe Disney gone woke, it’s just the latest in a long list of Disney rides and attractions that have closed or changed into something else we know and love today.

Rainbow Caverns Mine Train  (1956-1977) Walt Disney designed it as part of the Living Desert in Frontierland.  We now know it as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

Maelstrom  (1988-2014) Originally named SeaVenture, Maelstrom was a log flume-style ride in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot. After 26 years Frozen Ever After—an updated flume ride based on the hit Disney film “Frozen”—replaced Maelstrom. 

Body Wars  (1989-2007) Body Wars was the feature attraction in Epcot’s Wonders of Life pavilion until its closing in 2007. 

The Great Movie Ride  (1989-2017) Slow-moving cars carried guests through a visual timeline of cinema history until Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway took over the space. 

See the Whole List of Disney Rides and Attractions Forever Closed