In the Spotlight: Splash Mountain

Welcome to another edition of In the Spotlight!  In this post, we’ll be looking at some interesting facts about Splash Mountain.

  • Splash Mountain is based on the 1946 film “Song of the South”.
  • The entire Splash Mountain area takes up 9.2 acres.
  • Splash Mountain contains 68 audio-anamatronic characters.  This is one of the largest number of anamatronics to be in a WDW attraction.
  • The entire ride lasts about 11 minutes.
  • The showboat in the final scene is one of the largest animated props in WDW.
  • It holds 12 anamatronics singing the theme song, “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah”.
  • The showboat is 36 feet wide, and 22 feet tall.
  • The big drop on Splash Mountain is 5 stories tall.  You will reach a speed of 40 mph while dropping.
  • You must be 40″ tall to ride Splash Mountain.

I hope you’ve enjoyed another post of In the Spotlight!