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The idea for a themed log flume ride did not originate with Tony Baxter. He adapted the idea from the Timber Mountain Log Ride at Knotts Berry Farm, which opened to great popularity as the world’s first themed log flume ride, complete with non-Disney audio-animatronic characters, in 1969. Disney wanted to compete with Knotts by having a log flume ride of its own. Baxter provided the theme. But it took 20 years for Disneyland to finally have Splash Mountain.
Great information! Thanks for letting us all know what prefaced Baxter’s idea!
Have a wonderful day. 🙂
My 11 daughter and I loved seeing this. We rode 5 times last week! Great to learn about the ride.
5 times?! You must have been soaked down to the bone! I’m with you though. I love it!
Thanks for watching!
My favorite MK ride since the year it opened, and the high-water mark for log flume rides. A near-flawless blend of storytelling, aesthetics, relaxation, and thrills.
How do you do? Mighty pleasant greetin’
How do you do? Say it when you’re meetin’
How do you do? With everyone repeatin’
Pretty good, sure as you’re born
After reading your comment, ‘How Do You Do,’ is stuck in my head once again!
I suppose it’s better than the ,’It’s a small world,’ theme. 😉
nice post, thanks for the share
Thanks for watching George!
Best. Ride. Ever.
It’s got music, theming, thrills, and a great story. Love it.
Also I remember reading somewhere that “Br’er” is a combination of Brother and Frere (French for brother). I used to think it was “Briar” rabbit but apparently I was wrong.
No matter what their names are, they rock!
Thanks for the interesting info! While researching, I was wondering why their names started with br’er. I think I may have my answer thanks to you!