Is Splash Mountain really 18 min?

My TP gives Splash Mountain a duration of 18 min. Is it really that long?

It can vary based on how long the “log jam” is at the end of the ride. Basically, boats can back-up before the ride exit because boats ahead of them are stopped to exit and reload; you’ll also see this at Pirates, small world, and other rides.

Our ride durations also include some time walking in the queue (both entering and exiting), so 18 minutes is a reasonable guess for the whole Splash Mountain experience. That’s what matters in terms of optimizing a touring plan, but it doesn’t mean that you’ll be staring at awesome animatronics that whole time.

very helpful, thanks!

I think that one of the reasons that splash is such a great attraction is that it is so long!