Yep agreed i rode it countless times my last trip in Aug/Sept but dam was it in bad shape but again if they plan on getting rid of this why waste any money fixing anything. Horrible look but good luck approving serious funds to fix anything. Same fate as GMR towards the end of that run… make the ride so bad it “justifies” the decision and make guests say look at how it is. They need to do somethingWDW was so far above the cut, that fans collectively had a large store of good will and warm memories. Personally, I'd describe WDW as a mixed bag. I can simultaneously think GoG is a fun new ride, while also feeling that Splash is currently in a sad state. On my most recent visit, I assumed this might be my last opportunity to ride Splash at all.
I imagine WDW's only intent now is keeping it operational. One of the day of our visit, it was down most of the day, but WDW fixed enough to open.
Splash had long lines. To some extent, you are correct. People will still ride it almost no matter how broken it is.
Still, it was sad and a bit unsettling.