The Keister Coaster pool slide at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn is getting a new look. Disney has confirmed that the creepy clown who lived at the bottom of the slide has been removed, and they’ll add Mickey and the gang in its place.
Disney first made the announcement with an unfortunate typo on the decal, spelling Keister as Kiester, but they wasted little time correcting their mistake.
It took Disney a little over a day to fix the typo on the decal, which is pretty impressive all things considered.
Speaking on the retheme itself, normally we’re a bit defensive when original theming at the parks and resorts is replaced. Here we’re willing to make an exception. The old clown was creepy enough to freak out guests of all ages, keeping some away from the Luna Park Pool entirely. It was a true Disney oddity that some only loved because it was so off-putting.
Theming featuring Mickey and the gang enjoying the same coaster-inspired water slide doesn’t ruin the carnival atmosphere of the BoardWalk Inn and may even prevent some nightmares. That’s a win-win in our book.