This splash effect is well known to regular riders of Splash Mountain - some love it and some hate it. Yes, we're talking about that soak-to-the-skin splash that you used to get on the second lift heading up into the mountain.
Since reopening from its refurbishment earlier this year, Splash Mountain has a new revised water canon splash that originates from the final drop. Previously, a log coming down the main drop would cause a water canon to fire that would dump a large amount of water on a log that was entering the second lift on the left hand-side of the mountain. The new splash profile still fires the water, but makes it fall just short of the log, preserving the dryness of the riders (for at least a while).
We're not sure if this change is permanent, or if it's just being tested for colder weather operation, but check out the video below which shows the new splash in operation.
Apr 28, 2011 / 1:23pm EDT