Popular Disney World attraction Splash Mountain – based on animated scenes from the controversial 1960s Disney movie, Song of the South– has stopped. Many people loved the ride, which dated back to 1992, so it makes sense that yesterday, Adults and Disney superfans alike populated the park all in an effort to ride Splash Mountain one last time. Some of them have even scooped up some water from that last day and are now trying to sell the stuff online through auction site eBay, charging up to $150 for a single jar.
Spat Berg, one of Disney World’s most popular and famous attractions, closed yesterday after 30 years. This was not surprising. disney already announced this closure in 2020 and explained that the ride would be repurposed into a similar log ride based on the 2009 animated film, The Princess and the Frog, a movie that, unlike Song of the Southisn’t so horrifically racist that Disney buried it in a vault never to see the light of day again.
Regardless of how you feel about the ride’s origins, Splash Mountain was an iconic as well as popular attraction. So, of course, some scammers try to capitalize on people’s nostalgia. As noted by several people on Twitterpeople who claim to have been on Splash Mountain yesterday are now trying to sell water from their historic last ride.
On eBay I found over a dozen different users trying to sell different amounts of “Splash Mountain water”. Some prices are quite low—a few bucks or less-That almost seems reasonable until you remember it’s a small bag (or vial) of dirty H2O from a ride that probably had the water changed every few weeks. (Assuming the seller isn’t lying, of course.) Other eBay listings aren’t quite as cheap, and some ask for $50, $100or even $150 for only a small amount of water that was, supposedly, from the last day of Splash Mountain’s operation.
The trend has become so big that a few people are posting something obviously fake jokes for thousands of dollars. But then I also found someone trying to sell Splash Mountain Water from 2021 (long before it closed) for $1,000, which could be a joke, but it also seems real. This is a very strange planet we live on, isn’t it?
For those of you reading this and thinking, “Hey, I wish I had some water from Splash Mountain’s last day of work?” well, that’s odd, but don’t buy this stuff either. Instead, just head to Disneyland in California, where the ride is still operating (for now), and bottle some of your own Splash Mountain liquid. Cut out the middleman, save some money and have a nice vacation too.