September 9, 2010

…Ev'rything is Satisfactch'll


Opening on October 1, 1992, Splash Mountain at Tokyo Disneyland is very similar to the Florida version of the ride, with a few exceptions. The ride's layout differs from the two previous versions, with the outdoor sections starting from a bottom left first lift to a top left first hill. In the first two versions, riders would start out climbing a lift hill on the far bottom right, and going down the first drop at the upper right side of the mountain. The Tokyo version also lacks a mill or barn-like structure on the second lift. Instead, the logs venture into a cave-like opening to begin the second climb.


Like in Florida, the main melodies consist of banjos, fiddles and harmonicas. The vocals, however, are completely different between the two parks. The secondary characters are altogether different, the show scenes (and the specific verses sung in them) are in dramatically different orders, and choruses and back-up vocals arranged with different harmonies. Additionally, dialogue and lyrics in Tokyo are Japanese for "How Do You Do?" and "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah", but English for "Ev'rybody's Got a Laughin' Place". In both instances, "Burrow's Lament" is heard as an instrumental track, using the original Disneyland soundtrack, with dramatic orchestra and choir.



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Like normal, there aren’t that many pins/buttons for Tokyo’s Splash Mountain, but there are a few. The first button displays the Grand Opening Date and Celebrates October 1, 1992.


There are a couple logos, a plan logo with no characters, many of the parks attractions have one similar, and another Splash Mountain logo that features Brer Rabbit, who is grey.

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Pictures and Information from Pin Pics, and TDR Fan.

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