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Josh Gad Rides Splash Mountain: 'Mistakes Were Made'

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By Kelly Coffey-Behrens on December 13, 2022 at 10:00 AM EST

Josh Gad, known for voicing the lovable snowman Olaf in the "Frozen" franchise and for portraying Lefou in Disney's live-action "Beauty and the Beast," recently visited Walt Disney World.

Over the weekend, Gad was scheduled to narrate the Candlelight Processional at EPCOT, but before his performance, he decided to experience everything the Disney World Parks had to offer.

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Josh Gad Gets Soaked On Splash Mountain

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The 41-year-old took a ride on Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom, which will be closing forever on January 24 a Disney has previously announced it would be retheming the entire attraction to one focused on "Princess and the Frog" as a move towards more inclusivity.

Gad decided to sit in the front row of the Splash Mountain boat, which in turn, got him completely soaked on the iconic 50 foot drop.

"Mistakes were made. #DisneyWorld @waltdisneyworld #SplashMountain," Gad captioned the video he shared to Instagram.

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The camera shows a POV of the boat going down the drop before panning to Gad, who is seen soaking wet from the splash.

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The Wildest Ride In The Wilderness

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Gad also went on Big Thunder Mountain, which is commonly referred to as the "wildest ride in the wilderness."

The "Frozen" actor can be heard screaming and laughing in the video, riding the Disney World attraction with friends and family and a V.I.P. guide. "Love and Thunder Mountain. #WaltDisneyWorld @waltdisneyworld #bigthundermountain," Gad wrote on Instagram.

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It is clear the 41-year-old is channeling his inner child while laughing and having fun riding the Disney World attractions over the weekend.

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Gad Narrates Candlelight Processional

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Josh Gad was at Walt Disney World this past weekend as he was narrating the Candlelight Processional at EPCOT. Crowds poured into the Park to witness the Disney Legend live on stage, and apparently, the amount of people who attended was record-breaking.

Gad thanked his fans for coming out. "Thank u all who have come & celebrated #Candlelight at #Epcot with us. The crowds have been INSANE & apparently record breaking ❤️?," Gad wrote on Instagram. "It's been a joy to celebrate with you. For those of you who haven't, I invite you 2 join tonight for my final ever 3 performances as I say farewell! @waltdisneyworld @disneyparks."

Fans who were in attendance loved Gad's performance, commenting on his post, "I was there yesterday for your last show and I absolutely loved it! You killed it! Thanks for much for being a great host. ❤️ you were my favorite host ✨."

Another Instagram user wrote, "We saw you last night it was absolutely amazing. We managed to snag a standing room only spot!," while a third commented, "It was amazing! This was fantastic! Thank you for making the holiday season a magical one for my family! ❤️."

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Upcoming Hosts For Candlelight Processional

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As for the upcoming hosts Disney World Guests can see at the Candlelight Processional, Gloria Estefan will be next, performing on December 13 and December 14, 2022, followed by Neil Patrick Harris from December 15 through December 18, 2022.

Mariska Hargitay will be there December 19 and December 20, 2022 with Cal Ripken Jr. from December 21 through December 23, 2022.

The final three hosts include Marie Osmond (December 24 through December 26, 2022), Courtney Vance (December 27 and December 28, 2022), and Angela Bassett (December 29 and December 30, 2022.)

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