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Disneyland's Splash Mountain to be closed this spring
If you plan to visit Southern Cailfornia this spring, a ride on Splash Mountain won't be in the cards. Disneyland's famous water ride is closed for refurbishment until just before Memorial Day.
The 4-month closure is part of a regular refurbishment program at Disneyland. Big rides get spruced up every 5 to 10 years, and it was Splash Mountain's turn, reports the Orange County Register.
Splash Mountain opened at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, in 1989. It is a 9-minute long log flume ride that winds through scenes from Song of the South, the classic Disney film that tells the stories of Brer Rabbit. At the end, Splash Mountain riders find Brer Rabbit's laughing place - at the bottom of a five-story drop.
The ride has become one of Disney's iconic attractions, and versions of Splash Mountain have spread to two other Disney theme parks, Tokyo Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
No major changes to Disneyland's Splash Mountain are expected during the refurbishment period.
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