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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. Sped2424

    Sped2424 Well-Known Member

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    I'm getting word that splash is slated for a hefty refurb this fall from August 28th-November 16th.
     
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    Really? I thought it just had one not too long ago. That's a weird time frame, you'd think they'd do it in the colder months.
     
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    I hope not, I'll be there in Sept. It is my favorite MK ride!

    Regardless, I will have a great time.
     
  4. dreday3

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    We will be there end of October/early November - I'll be disappointed, but one less fast pass to get!
     
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  5. Sped2424

    Sped2424 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    The time frame is the interesting part. Refurbs for the attraction are usually jan-march. Makes me curious as to why it's early in the fall...
     
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    Awwwwwwwwwwww come on!!!!!
    It's the first day of Spring - not April Fool's!
    Take it back!!!! Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!:cry::arghh::bawling:
     
  7. MaryJaneP

    MaryJaneP Well-Known Member

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    Maybe there SHOULD be an annual extensive refurb. Maybe it makes sense to do this on a rolling basis for each of the big attractions. If TDO wants to schedule the refurbs away from peak demand, sounds exactly like the kind of data that magicbands were supposed enable being captured. Then the attractions may last at least until the 50th. On second thought, nah, makes to much logical sense to ever be considered.
     
  8. mousehockey37

    mousehockey37 Well-Known Member

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    That's the problem. People demand that the ride be open. So Disney is between a rock and a hard place. They do what they need to and open the ride back up. But as someone else said, they recently did a refurb on it that took it out of use for quite a good bit of time.

    This is just one of the issues with having a theme park that is open all year round. There's no "good" time to refurb most rides.
     
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    Unusual timing for this refurb. Usually it takes place early January through mid-March. VERY unusual.
     
  10. Sped2424

    Sped2424 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I have theories as my friend who told this to me also found this highly unusual. 1. It's in dire need of one? Or 2. Something extensive will be happening to another major attraction jan-March that would mean splash would need to be open to pick up the slack.
     
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    mousehockey37 Well-Known Member

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    Splash's annual refurb is that time though due to the lower temps. So don't count on Splash picking up extra business in the "cold" season.
     
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    Is this from a bus driver?
    Yeah, unless there's some real issues with the ride I don't see them closing it during the heat of the end of summer. If it's an extensive refurb I would expect it to start right after the Christmas holiday period when it's too cold to ride some days anyway.
     
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    Sped2424 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Hardly :rolleyes: Refurb schedule went out today to certain cast. Believe it or don't. But it's happening. There is a reason they are not doing it in the holiday period which is why I made the thread. Something curios is afoot.
     
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    Bus drivers are cast members... right @GoofGoof?
     
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    Did they say when in August? Purely selfish reasons.
     
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    Well unless there's a serious problem (which can wait until August but not until January) that's about the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Not saying it won't happen.
     
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    Good question. If it started 8/31 and ended 11/1 that would make a little more sense since Sept and Oct are slower months but closing during the busy summer month of August and even during the super busy Thanksgiving week seems odd.
     
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    October isn't really slow anymore, is it?

    So it seems this is real. Bummer. Well, hopefully this will be it in October for the "big" rides...
     
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    There is no slow time anytime of the year really anymore. People have more money now after the recession, Disney keeps adding events, etc... Food and Wine starts at the end of August now. The new Arts festival in January looks like it will be back next year (probably expanded knowing Disney).

    And before anyone starts quoting the crowd calendars, remember, those are made using historical data and predictions. Also, what a 7 crowd looks to one person will be a 4 to another.
     
  20. MansionButler84

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    There are no quiet periods lasting more than a month anymore.
     

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