Keister Coaster waterslide at Disney's BoardWalk Inn closing for refurbishment in October

Sep 16, 2020 in "Disney's BoardWalk Inn"

Posted: Wednesday September 16, 2020 1:26pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Keister Coaster waterslide at Disney's BoardWalk Inn is scheduled to be closing for refurbishment in October.

The work is expected to begin October 5 2020 through to the end of the month. The pool will remain open throughout the work, although construction will be visible into November.

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JohnDJan 08, 2021

aliceismadJan 08, 2021

Meh. It's not the most magical thing ever. This, like many of the Disney refurbs lately, is slightly more generic and slightly easier to maintain or change in the future. However, I really hated that clown and am more likely to visit Boardwalk now. Of course, my kid loves the new Mickey and friends, and my DH really wants to stay in the Crescent Lake area.

MagicRatDec 26, 2020

Me and Tillie had a good time too but it’s gone on the shore. The clown at the slide is scary and the funniest thing about this thread is mostly of you can’t or won’t stay at the hotel anyway. It really gets angry in the basement. Why do some need to shame the new Mickey and friends characters? They have feelings too. Merry Christmas!

yensidtlaw1969Dec 25, 2020

And a non-creepy clown would have been better than half-assed. This to me feels like one of those things that really just needed a refresh instead of a rework. The old idea was a stronger concept, more unique, based in the transportive theme of the hotel with a creative twist. A Water Slide disguised as a Boardwalk Roller Coaster. Clever, fun, different, with a standout visual element that could have been improved with minimal effort. What's the concept now? A Waterslide with Mickey on it. Groundbreaking. All they had to do was make the clown more appealing. Instead they eliminated the theme that made the slide special in the first place.

ToTBellHopDec 25, 2020

Gross. Also, the water slide is ostensibly a rollercoaster. Why does the mural show a water slide? It should be the Fab Five on a rollercoaster. Did the Imagineers not open their eyes and see the theme of the pool area? A water slide themed as a water slide is very lazy.

WondersOfLifeDec 20, 2020

I don't know why they didn't just go with this...

Little Green MenDec 20, 2020

Hula BalooDec 20, 2020

Half-assed is still better than the creepy clown 😜

WillWramblesDec 19, 2020

The problem is that they half-assed the replacement.

Cherry BlossomDec 19, 2020

I can understand why Disney wanted to remove the clown since some children may be hesitant to go near the pool because of the clown. The Boardwalk area is a favorite of mine, and I am personally glad that the creepy clown is gone!!

MinthorneDec 19, 2020

I liked the clown. 🤡

FlynnwriterDec 19, 2020

Now we don’t have to imagine if no one tried anyone at WDI.

JIMINYCRDec 18, 2020

Not a fan of the creepy clown or the new style animated characters. Glad the clowns gone, disappointed in what replaced it. But thats not my resort so no problem with me having to see it except in the Disney advertisment material and guide books.

Horizons1Dec 18, 2020

Eh. Neither is great but who cares. It’s just one pool. The bar is more fun anyway.