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Splash Mountain fall refurbishment 2017

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by Sped2424, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. cjkeating

    cjkeating Well-Known Member

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    If only they are planning for Space to be down...
     
  2. Sped2424

    Sped2424 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    That person is asking a question not making a statement.
     
  3. MansionButler84

    MansionButler84 Premium Member

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    It will not be BTM. Updates like these are usually scheduled around when a ride will need a refurb anyway. BTM will wait awhile since it just had one. Why close it again when it'll need work again before 2021. If you saw a list of the attractions proposed for updates, you'd understand the need to schedule far out.

    A few options:
    Jungle Cruise
    Mansion
    Peter Pan
    Ariel
    Mine Train
    Space Mtn

    Any of those could push Splash. There are oodles of smaller projects, too, but something like a pulsing of the Tiki Room wouldn't affect Splash.

    Presumably whatever closes in January needs MORE than 12 weeks or they would have just done Fall. So that moves us to perhaps Jungle Cruise, Mansion, Peter Pan, or Space Mtn as the others should be largely cosmetic.
     
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  4. GoofGoof

    GoofGoof Well-Known Member

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    Good point. How about slower...not slow. Splash is a water ride and it's damn hot and very crowded in August (especially the first 2 weeks). Thanksgiving week is now as crowded or more than even Spring Break week(s) now that more and more schools are going to a full week off. September and October are slower months with special events (like food and wine and Halloween parties) planned to keep things crowded.
    That makes a little more sense as far as timing goes. Maybe the big Space Mountain refurb everyone has been waiting for is planned for the first half of 2018, or maybe the BTMRR enhancement as part of the 50 new things for the 50th celebration.
     
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  5. GoofGoof

    GoofGoof Well-Known Member

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    Makes sense on BTMRR. Space seems most logical to me, but it could be one of the others too.
     
  6. jt04

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    Pandora will be open then so there is an option for another boat ride on property.

    PS- that is a long time for Splash to be closed. :D
     
  7. PiratesoftheHM

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    Isn't the big Space Mountain refurb (if it even happens, seemed like @WDW1974 alluded that it may not happen before the 50th) supposed to last probably at least close to 18 months? If so I doubt that one is starting in early 2018. I'll be in Disney for DCP and it's unfortunate Splash will be closed most of the program. Would have rather had any of @MansionButler84's list down, except maybe Mansion.
     
  8. MansionButler84

    MansionButler84 Premium Member

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    Jungle Cruise has had plussing put off for 10 years now! 10! But at least it had a good refurb recently. Mansion needs work. They did the outside nicely last fall. Now the inside?
     
  9. GoofGoof

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    If it's mechanical issues I could see that, but I kinda feel like the old school and outdated animated animals are part of the charm and comedy of the ride.
    If they do Space before the 50th it might have to start in 2018. If they start work in 2018 it would be back before the opening of Star Wars Land and the huge crowds it will draw.
     
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  10. GoofGoof

    GoofGoof Well-Known Member

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    It's 2.5 months so about the same as the 2014 refurb. It was only down about a week in 2016 and 2107 in Jan so this seems like it will be a lot more significant than the annual seasonal shut down.
     
  11. MansionButler84

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    Have you ridden DL's? I actually chuckle at the 21st century effects.
     
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  12. MansionButler84

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    Laughing place has some serious reliability issues that require more than a week. Then the usual painting and AA work that you'd expect from a more involved refurb.
     
  13. GoofGoof

    GoofGoof Well-Known Member

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    Not in years. I'd like to see the ride get some love as long as it's still a little cheesy:D
     
  14. MansionButler84

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    Piranhas and gorillas throwing dynamite at the boat are fine by me.
     
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  15. Sped2424

    Sped2424 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Has the rework for little mermaids ending finally been approved.
     
  16. MansionButler84

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    Not budgeted as far as I know but Mermaid is planned to receive some love by the 50th.
     
  17. Magic Feather

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    AFAIK, the unspoken rule of refurbs is no more than two major E's down at a time (barring two day quickees). Even then, the two must be at separate parks. Rule gets bumped to 3 for D's and for C's and below it is four with in park overlap allowed. Not a policy, but a rule of thumb. Yes, Splash is early because they have bigger fish (plural) to fry. Which fish is chosen is yet to be seen, although I highly doubt BTM is chosen, also highly doubt anything in FL barring pan will be chosen.
     
  18. dreday3

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    please don't be Everest, please don't be Everest, please don't be Everest...at least not until after October....
     
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  19. zakattack99

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    So splash will be closed in August-November?
     
  20. jt04

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    One can only hope what the future will bring.
     

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