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Splash Mountain Facts & Figures

Location: Disneyland Walt Disney World Tokyo Disneyland
Date Opened: July 17, 1989 October 2, 1992 October 1, 1992
Number of Logs: 50 (1988); 48, 46 (1989) 56 (1992); 60 (current) ?
Log Capacity: 8 Persons (1988)
7 Persons (1989-2001)
5 Persons (2002-2004)
6 Persons (2005)
8 Persons
(Side-by-Side seating)
8 Persons
(Side-by-Side seating)
Log Velocity: 4 feet per second 3 feet per second ?
Ride Duration: Approx. 9.5 mins. Approx. 10.5 mins. Approx. 10 mins.
Mtn. Height: 87 feet 87 feet 99 feet
Final Flume Drop: 52.5 feet; 47º; 40 mph 52.5 feet; 47º; 40 mph 60 feet; 45º
Flume Dimensions: 7 feet across
3 feet deep
8 feet across
3 feet deep
?
Total Area: 2.3 acres 9.2 acres ?
Total Flume Length: 0.5 miles 2,600 feet Approx. 2,800 ft.
Number of Audio-Animatronic Characters: 105 68 ?
Zip-A-Dee Lady Showboat: 50 feet wide
30 feet high
36 feet wide
22 feet high
?

Water Systems:

4 main pumps; 20,000 gal. per min.; 475,000-gallon reservoir capacity 28,000 gal. per min.; 950,000-gallon reservoir capacity ?



Splash Mountain Trivia

• The idea for Splash Mountain was originally conceived by Imagineer Tony Baxter in 1983 during his morning commute in rush-hour traffic on Interstate 5.

• Splash Mountain was originally going to be called "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah River Run."

• Nick Stewart, the voice of Brer Bear in Song of the South, also provided the voice for Splash Mountain's Brer Bear.

• The voice of Brer Rabbit is that of Jess Harnell, best known as the voice of Wakko Warner from the Warner Brothers' cartoon show "Animaniacs."

• Disneyland Splash Mountain's Zip-A-Dee Lady showboat is the largest animated prop ever—measuring 50 feet long and 30 feet tall.

• At the time of its opening, Splash Mountain's 52.5-foot flume chute was the largest of its kind.

• Bear Country was renamed Critter Country for Splash Mountain's premiere in 1989.

• Before Splash Mountain existed, on the site was a cave with a snoring bear inside and a sign warning "Sleeping Bear - Quiet!" The soundtrack can still be heard in Splash Mountain during the ride as you pass by Brer Bear's house... now it's Brer Bear snoring!

• Disneyland's Splash Mountain is covered with nearly 20,000 flowers, trees, shrubs and vegetables, spread over a 3/4 acre carpet of exotic grasses.

• There are 180 optical sensors throughout the mountain to monitor the progress of the logs.

• The Zip-A-Dee Lady showboat and a small mule cart are the only two major props in Splash Mountain that are not sculpted out of concrete (a special concrete mixture that Disney designers nicknamed "mud.")

For Song of the South trivia, see the Song of the South Trivia section.

For more Splash Mountain trivia, check out HiddenMickeys.org.



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