Florida Mom Defends Naming Her Baby After Disney’s Splash Mountain in TikTok Video
From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Sean Sposato
A Florida mom is getting some grief online after making the decision to name her baby after the now closed Splash Mountain attraction at Magic Kingdom.
It goes without saying that Splash Mountain was near and dear to many of our hearts. To Kara, who goes by @vibingranolamom on TikTok, it was so significant that she decided to name her first child after the ride, which she explained in a video on TikTok.
“The ride I named my daughter after shut down today at Disney. I’m so sad,” she wrote in the clip.
🥺 #disneyworld #disney #disneybaby #momsoftiktok #splashmountain
The video got over 5 million views and the comments got a little wild with jokes from people unsure about whether she actually named her daughter ‘Splash Mountain.’
Some of the jokes fans made in the comments on the video included the following:
- I’m so sorry zipideedoodah
- Aww Hollywood Tower of Terror is adorable
- Sorry to hear that Stitch’s Great Escape
- Sorry to hear that Epcot ball
- Tell Pirates of the Caribbean it’ll be alright
- “Splashton Mountleigh”
In a follow-up video, Kara explained that she did not name her daughter ‘Splash Mountain’ – but that she named her Briar, “like the briar patch.”
Replying to @ravmioli 🤍 #babynames #splashmountain #tianasbayouadventure #disneyworld #momsoftiktok
“I got her name because I was looking at a baby name list on Pinterest and I was pregnant and I saw the name Briar,” she said. “It reminded me of the little briar patch on the Splash Mountain ride.”
She added that she loves Disney and thought it was a “unique name.”
While Kara says she did enjoy the Splash Mountain ride, she is looking forward to seeing it transform into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, as shared in on her TikTok account.
What are your thoughts on this mom’s decision to name her daughter after the now closed Walt Disney World attraction? Let us know in the comments!