People are selling water from Disney World's Splash Mountain for $1,000 after it closed
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Water runs freely from taps and is available in abundance at lakes, rivers and oceans, yet still people are trying to make money by selling 'genuine' water from Disney's Splash Mountain ride (RIP).
The popular log flume-style ride officially closed on 23 January ready to make way for a new attraction, Tiana's Bayou Adventure, which is set to open in 2024.
It marked the end of an era at Disney World in Florida, where the ride opened in 1992, so some people have decided to try and capitalise on the occasion by offering up some memorabilia for purchase.
Sellers claim to have bottled up water from Splash Mountain before it was closed to the public, and are now selling it on eBay for hundreds of dollars, with one listing even starting bids at $1,000 (£808).
Bearing in mind you could actually take a trip to Disney and make some brand new memories for that kind of money, it just doesn't seem worth it - especially when you realise there's really no way to verify where the water came from.
The $1,000 listing does attempt to prove itself with a picture of a 'Certificate of Authenticity', but the fact the words 'This is Splash Mountain Water' look like they've been added using Microsoft Paint doesn't exactly incite a lot of confidence.
Another, more reasonably priced listing claims to offer up 'Disney’s Splash Mountain Water' from the 'Last Day Running', and features an image of glass jars filled with water. The listing does reveal that one of the jars has been sold for $34.99 (£28), but there are three left for anyone looking to get their hands on one.
In an effort to get in on the trend, one seller listed a bag of water for a staggering $25,000 (£20,000), but they admitted they actually just got the water from their sink.
"This is obviously just for fun and to make fun of the people who are really selling water from a ride," the seller wrote on eBay. "I'm a Disney fan but come on people has the world gotten so doomed that people would buy water from a ride. [Shaking my head] if you really want this water buy it. I'll even do free shipping!"
The new version of the ride will be based on the film The Princess and The Frog, with Disney explaining: "We pick up this story after the final kiss, and join Princess Tiana and Louis on a musical adventure – featuring some of the powerful music from the film – as they prepare for their first-ever Mardi Gras performance."
The company described the concept as 'inclusive' and one that guests can 'connect with'.