Former Names: Nickelodeon Green Slime Zone (1995-2005), SpongeBob SquarePants Bikini Bottom Bash (2006-2009). Internally referred to as Water Maze.
Description: Snoopy’s Splash Dance was a water play area. It originally included interactive elements that would control water flow and direction, but was reduced to just a pathway with water elements in its later years.
History: Snoopy’s Splash Dance opened as the Nickelodeon Green Slime Zone in 1995, as part of the new Nickelodeon Splat City. The attraction consisted of a wonky collection of pipes, skewing off in different directions and with different water elements attached. At the front of the attraction was The Slime Derrick, otherwise known as GS-1 or The Big Rig GS-1. Nearby was the Geo-Magmic Pressure Gauge and the Green Slime Countdown Clock, which measured the pretend slime pressure underground and predicted when the tower would next erupt.
The attraction was rebranded as SpongeBob SquarePants Bikini Bottom Bash in 2006 as part of the Nickelodeon Universe area. The Slime Derrick was removed and replaced with the SpongeBob SquarePants fiberglass figure that was previously on a nearby food stand. Other fiberglass figures, including Squidward Tentacles, Sandy Cheeks, and Patrick Star, were added around the attraction. A new entrance themed to SpongeBob’s pineapple-shaped house was also added to the attraction.
With the attraction’s renaming and retheming for the 2006 season, part of it was removed to accommodate the addition of Plankton’s Plunge (today known as Kite Eating Tree). The interactive elements were also phased out, and a linear path was introduced for safety and capacity reasons.
The attraction was renamed again in 2010 to Snoopy’s Splash Dance, with the addition of Planet Snoopy. The attraction lost its fiberglass figures and all other SpongeBob SquarePants theming, though they remained on property in a field for several years and could be spotted in satellite imagery with a keen eye.
As part of a Planet Snoopy expansion in 2015, Snoopy’s Splash Dance was retired. Park fans could watch its demolition, and the subsequent construction of Woodstock Gliders and Snoopy’s Space Buggies, on a park webcam.