Wow, I'm really good at criticizing little nitpicky things about Splash Mountain, aren't I? First that owl next to the photo preview at the end, and now this!
Well, first I should start with the Splash Mountain track on Disneyland's Official Album- the version from the 2001 CD and the one that is also on the 2-disk 50th one as well. There is a section of the "How Do 'ya Do?" song that goes something like this, right after Brer Rabbit and the Turtle have their sing:
"He's lookin' for a little more adventure, but he's headin' for a little bit of trouble, he's headin' for a little bit of danger, time to be turnin' around! Time to be turnin' around! Careful Brer Rabbit, better mend your ways, you're headed for trouble one of these days- warnin' Miss Rabbit, I'm afraid is a waste- he's headin' for the laughing place!"
Now after hearing this part of the song, naturally I looked for the animal that sings it in the attraction itself- but he's not there! The part of the ride that I strongly suggest once had the animal that sang the part is a den looking thing, right after Brer Rabbit and the Turtle, as you make a right hand turn and everyone looks up to see those cute little animals (that I don't know what they're called) up in the leaves above, before the bear's butt and the drop. The den has a cover over it (to hide the speaker that must have once played the character's singing) and next to it is a mailbox that I'm pretty certain says "Brer Turtle."
Does anyone know or remember this animal, if it was ever there? Did it get taken out because it was too close to the log and it got trashed by human hands (I believe this to be the culprit, but it's a guess), or is there another explanation? Whatever the case, after hearing all those animals singing their hearts out, giving us those "mighty pleasant greetings," that particular turn is very sing-less and boring.
It should be pointed out that 'Brer Turtle' not being there means no one is warning Brer Rabbit of the dangers of the laughing place! Also the song serves as foreshadowing to the story.