Universal Just Roasted Disney Parkgoers Trying to Sell Splash Mountain Water
From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Sean Sposato
Universal Orlando is known for their witty tweets as they enjoy taking small bites at the competition. Well, in a recent tweet they actually made a small jab at select Disney fans and we’re chuckling.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware that Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom is officially closed as it transitions into a new “Tiana”- themed attraction. As the ride saw its last day of operation a few weeks ago several listings have appeared on eBay claiming to be water from the attraction, which are for sale.
Yes–you read that right. People were actually selling water from the ride. No, we are not making this up.
The listing, titled “Disney’s Splash Mountain Water 4oz Limted” appears to be just a jar of water held in front of the Splash Mountain sign at Walt Disney World. “Water captured from Disneys [sic] Splash Mountain on 1/22/2023 the last day of the ride!” the listing reads. “We have a limited amount! One for auction the others a BIN [buy it now].” The buy-it-now price is $149, with a generous offer of free shipping.
Also, not for selling. https://t.co/2fAQMiS37W
— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) January 24, 2023
In a very successful attempt to make fun of this nonsense, Universal decided to retweet one of its own tweets it had published roughly 2 years ago. The tweet centered on one of its own water rides, saying the water is not only not for drinking, but now it’s not for selling, either (tweet seen above). The tweet was in reference to its opening day attraction, Dudley Do Right’s Ripsaw Falls ride.
In parody of people selling water from the attraction, another eBay user made a fake listing of “Splash Mountain bag and tap water from my sink. Rare Read Description,” which at the time of the writing of this post, is listed at $25,000 or best offer.
“This is obviously just for fun and to make fun of the people who are really selling water from a ride,” the listing reads. “I’m a Disney fan but come on people has the world gotten so doomed that people would buy water from a ride. Smh if you really want this water buy it. I’ll even do free shipping! Have a magical day!”
The ride is set to reopen in 2024 as Tianas Bayou Adventure, themed after “The Princess and the Frog.”
What are your thoughts on Universal Orlando taking a dig at theme park fans who sold water from the now closed Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom? Let us know in the comments!