Splash Mountain Now Permanently Closed: Go On These Magic Kingdom Rides Instead

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.

So if you’re visiting Magic Kingdom in 2023, here’s what to ride instead.

10. Space Mountain This thrilling rollercoaster will make you feel like you are in space with its amazing theming, music, and sounds.... all in total darkness. 

9. Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover This elevated tram ride takes you on a scenic tour through Tomorrowland and is appropriate for guests of all ages. 

8. Jungle Cruise Jungle Cruise will take you on a 10-minute riverboat cruise through the murky jungle waters of Asia, Africa, and South America.

7. Pirates of the Caribbean This 9-minute slow, dark boat ride takes you through different scenes including the famous Captain Jack Sparrow

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