Now that Disney World has officially closed Splash Mountain, some Disney fans are trying to capture the magic for as long as possible by selling the water they claim is from the long-running journey.
Orlando, Florida had its last day of operation on Sunday (January 22). Opening at the Magic Kingdom in October 1992, the ride has been closed forever to make room for a new attraction called Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, based on the 2009 animated movie. Princess and the Frog.
Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is set to launch in 2024.
Splash Mountain fans queued for nearly four hours to board the attraction one last time on Sunday, while the petition to save Splash Mountain reached 99,062 of its 150,000 signature goal. Some Disney lovers took things a step further when a series of listings for “Splash Mountain Water” appeared on eBay earlier this week.
A fan sold a four-ounce jar of Splash Mountain water for $149.95 on Jan. 24. Another person listed a Ziplock bag filled with water for $25 with the Splash Mountains last operating date of January 22, 2023 on it.
“Water from Disney’s Splash Mountain on the last day of the trip on 22.1.2023!” Another listing reads the description of a mason jar filled with water that sells for $63.
One eBay user even made fun of all the Splash Mountain fans selling water from the attraction on the site when he listed a Splash Mountain bag filled with “tap water from my sink” for $25,000.
“This is obviously just for fun and really just to make fun of people selling water from a cruise,” they wrote. “I’m a Disney fan but come on guys, the world is so doomed that people will buy water from a ride. Smh if you really want this water take it. I’ll even do free shipping!”
The 2020 Splash Mountain ride received much criticism after Disney fans drew attention to its “racist” connection to the 1946 movie. Song of the South. Song of the South It is considered one of Disney’s most controversial films because of its stereotypical representations of blacks and its romanticized portrayal of the pre-war South during the Reconstruction Era.
Disney CEO Bob Iger said the film was not released in any home video format in the US and cannot be viewed on Disney+ due to its “outdated cultural portrayals”.
Splash Mountain features the movie’s animated characters Rabbit Brer, Fox Brer, and Bear Brer, as well as the movie’s best-known song, “Zip-a-dee-doo-dah.” In June 2020 – following the Black Lives Matter protests – Disney announced that it would replace the Splash Mountain ride with one inspired by the 2009s. Princess and the Frogand it will no longer play “Zip-a-dee-doo-dah” at resorts.