It’s no surprise that Disney fans are always looking for ways to get their hands on memorabilia from the company’s beloved attractions. However, some Disney fans are now cashing in on the closure of the beloved Splash Mountain ride by selling collected water from the attraction for hundreds of dollars.
The water from the ride was scooped up by fans on its final day before it underwent a year-long makeover, with some listings on eBay marking the wares as high as $202.50.
Of course, memorabilia from the classic ride can be found on the auction site as well with some items listed well into the upper thousands.
From sandwich bags to water bottles to mason jars, some Disney fans are hoping to make a quick buck by marketing the water as a “last day of ride” souvenir.
The attraction shut down on Monday as Disney bosses set out to replace it with “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure” in 2024. The move follows the company’s ongoing efforts to make its parks more progressive and inclusive, and the decision to remove ties to the 1946 film Song of the South due to its problematic portrayal of the post-Civil War South.
The revamped ride will feature Princess Tiana and Naveen, as well as jazz-loving alligator Louis, and will include zydeco music and a cast of critters in a band. While some fans are happily looking forward to the revamp, others are sad to see the beloved log flume go and have resorted to selling the water as a way to remember their last ride.
Unfortunately, it’s not the first time that visitors have tried to make a buck from Disney memorabilia. Back in 2020, a glass vessel filled with water from the ride was sold for a whopping $1,000. And while some may be tempted to buy the water as a souvenir, it’s worth noting that Disney World is located in a swamp, so the same kind of water can be found almost anywhere.
Splash Mountain hits 3-hour wait on final day of operation at Walt Disney World. Splash Mountain is being remade because the old movie and character have been called problematic romanticizing the old South and stereotypes about African-Americans
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