Splash was an important ride to me because of family. I don't remember doing very many things as a kid with my parents as most of what I remember are things like parades, Spaceship Earth, trams, and resorts, but I do remember riding Splash with my dad. Undoubtedly we rode other stuff but Splash is all I remember, hence I have more sentimental attachment.
When I my first kid, I talked it up for a while and my daughter chose it as her first real "big kid" (minimum height) ride, so I have a lot of memories with her. She's only 7 so it's not like it's been years and years, but it means that most of experiences overlapped with the pandemic. There were times during the pandemic that things were so slow that we were riding alone and were able to talk freely about the attraction without worrying about dampening someone else's experience.
The best times were in 2020 when everything was fixed up a last time during the pandemic closures and most effects and animatronics seemed to work well thereafterin summer and fall 2020. Our last ride in December 2022 was a bit bittersweet because instead of taking the queue slowly I noticed a gap behind us so we walked faster and got our own log for our last ride and photo.