Walt Disney Worldis popular Splash Mountain attraction closed for good at the weekend. The ride will now be renovated and reopen in a few years as a fire pit themed to the recent animated film The princess and the Frog. Disney fans flocked to the Magic Kingdom for one last ride on the attraction; the wait in the last days stretched to several hours. And some of those who climbed Splash Mountain for the last time brought home souvenirs: water, which they do not return and sell to other fans at absurd prices on eBay.
There are several eBay listings right now for what purports to be a container of “Splash Mountain Water,” but many others have already been sold. Prices vary, so you may be able to get some for a reasonable price if you’re interested in a very odd collectible. But at least one auction ended with someone paying $117.50 for just four ounces of liquid. And that was after 25 bids!
How could you possibly confirm that this water actually came from Splash Mountain? You can not do that. Caveat emptor, I suppose. What if you leave the bottle of water out in the sun?!? There goes your Splash Mountain treasure.
Disney first announced it would change the theme of Splash Mountain attractions back in the summer of 2020. The ride, which opened at Disneyland in 1989, is based on Disney’s most controversial film, 1946’s Song of the South. The official closing date for Splash Mountain in Florida was announced back in December. The new attraction, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, is expected to open sometime in 2024.
At these prices, you might want to consider ditching eBay and heading out to Disneyland in California, where Splash Mountain is still open. That version of the ride is also closing, but the end date hasn’t even been announced yet, so you still have at least a few months to make another trip down into the briar patch. And even if you’re not a Splash Mountain fan, you can go on it with like twelve Nalgenes and pay for your entire trip.