Disney is making some groundbreaking changes to its major US theme parks, and this has continued with the announcement that the company will change the long-beloved Splash Mountain attraction. Fans and frequent visitors to Disney Park mourned the loss of what for some is the source of the warmest memories, people tried to sell the water they bottled from the now-closed Disney World attraction. Universal, being always a cheeky brand, reacted to the sale of Splash Mountain water, and it’s a pretty good roast.
Universal never misses an opportunity to make fun of Disney, as one of its main competitors both in the entertainment industry and in their theme parks, which practically coexist both in Florida and Los Angeles. The Universal media team reacted quickly and wittily to the high-profile Disney announcements, especially since Universal parks and resorts are preparing for a large-scale expansion.
Now Universal is continuing its friendly, mostly one-sided war against Disney, toasting the many bottles of water for sale online that come from the now-closed Splash Mountain attraction at Disney World. A well-known entertainment brand retweeted one of its tweets almost two years ago, dedicated to one of the attractions in its own water park, stating that the water is not only not for drinking, but also not for sale. Take a look at the shade in the post below:
Also, not for selling. https://t.co/2fAQMiS37W
— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) January 24, 2023
The post shows Dudley Do Wright’s Ripsaw Falls attraction from Universal Studios, which is still in active operation at a theme park in Florida. The water attraction is one of the park’s original attractions that correlates well with Disney’s Splash Mountain; although Disney’s Splash Mountain may not have been one of the first rides in the park, it has been around for about ten years longer than Ripsaw Falls, so it has fans too.
Bottled water or even in bags from Splash Mountain costs from 20 to a couple hundred dollars on sites like eBay. There are even a couple of ads in which the bids are in the thousands, but it seems that sellers are successfully getting rid of cans of water at a price of about $ 35 apiece.
Despite the fact that some people were able to take advantage of the closure of the attraction to make a profit, it’s not forever. In fact, it is completely transformed, as it is reinterpreted with Princess Tatiana in mind.
Although there is no estimated date yet for the new attraction, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, to be completed and reopened, fans of the classic attraction can still ride down the waterfalls at Disneyland, as the attraction does not yet have an official closing date. – although they promise the last trip soon. We hope that in the time it takes for the official closure of another Splash Mountain, Universal will release a few more pranksters directed towards the park.