I have been keeping track of what is going on with Splash Mountain before it closes. One thing I have noticed, is that one of the Alligator animatronics in the showboat scene has been missing for a year now. Previously, I would have assumed he is being repaired but, It is almost one month from the assumed closure of the ride (In January, ppl have speculated it will close.) I just don’t think he will be back before then at this point. I don’t understand bringing back an animatronic when the ride is closing soon. Does anyone know whats going on with this gator?. I asked ppl and some have speculated that he’s being tested to possibly be reused for Bayou Adventure. However, Disney has not said a word on what is happening to the now existing America Sings animatronics.
It's going under refurbishment and retheme beginning in January. I really don't understand the continual track of "what's wrong with it" when it will be gutted anyway.