Yesterday my wife and I could not wait to get back to the DLR, and yesterday just happened to be the first day back from being blocked since mid June with our So. Cal AP. Long story short, we finally made our way over to Splash Mountain around 4p.m. or so. We elected for the Single Rider Line since we were pressed for time. While in line, I had given her my phone to hold since she brings a backpack, with zip lock baggies. She boarded a log, and then about 3 logs later, I boarded. All was well, we made it up the first lift hill, and then cruised around the top area, passed Brer Bear, and right before we dropped down Slippin Falls we came to a stop at that little gate that allows you to drop down. About a minute had gone by, and the gate didn't release to drop us down...this seemed odd. About another minute had passed when we heard our first recorded message of something along the lines of; "hang on folks, we have experienced a log jam, please remain seated, etc." Well, we hung on for a few more minute, and then got another one of the recorded messages. Well, even more time had gone by and then we got the live message from a CM to remain seated and wait for a host/hostess to come to our logs and escort us off the ride. I was pumped, this was my first Splash Mountain walk off! Then the reality hit me, I don't have my phone to record or take any pix of this experience!!??!! AHHHHHHHHHH!!! (i know they frown on filming the backstage stuff, but the CM didn't request that no video or pix were to be taken)
So we waited for a total of about what seemed like 10-15 minutes before a CM was able to help unload our log. Our log was the last one to be unloaded in our section. There were about 4 or 5 stacked up behind us from what I could tell. I couldn't really see if any wrapped around the bend that was on the other side of Brer Bear. I was the last one out of our log since I was seated in the very last seat, we then followed the CM down the stairs than ran parallel to Slippin' Falls, then went through a door into one of the scenes (I believe the sign on the door labelled it as "Bog 1") with many animatronics. It was a little eerie because they were still moving, but there was no audio to accompany them. After that we kept cruising down a few more stairs, and through one more door until we were on the ground level, back stage. There isn't really anything too fancy to report back there, as we made our way through the large wooden gate, a CM handed us a Readmission Pass. The pass is my only proof that I got to do a SM walk-off, haha.
After the thrill of that wore off, I quickly thought, ohman, how am I going to find my wife?!?! Remember, she was 3 logs ahead of me (and had my phone), and she walked-off through the Bog 1. We both ended up finding each other after a minute or two of wandering around the exit area. Since we were pressed for time, we ended up heading out towards the exit and never ended up using the Pass.
Here is my only picture of proof it happened,