Amid the enchanting ambience of Disneyland, Bruce Willis, the esteemed actor known for his roles in “Die Hard” and many other iconic films, decided to seize one last opportunity to experience the exhilaration of Splash Mountain before its temporary closure for an enchanting “Princess and the Frog” transformation.
Sharing this treasured family moment, Bruce’s wife, Emma Heming Willis, took to Instagram to unveil a captivating video on June 1.
Although the exact date of the footage remains undisclosed, its heartwarming essence transcends time.
Within the footage, Bruce, at the age of 68, can be witnessed embarking on an aquatic escapade at Splash Mountain, accompanied by one of his cherished younger daughters—Mabel, 11, and Evelyn, 9, born from his union with Emma.
Exuding a tender gesture of protection, the doting father gently wraps his arm around his daughter’s waist while mischief dances in his eyes. As his little one giggles joyfully, he playfully utters, “You better watch out.” He then adds, “I think we’re going again,” brimming with enthusiasm for another thrilling ride.
Emma, in her heartfelt Instagram post, thoughtfully incorporates additional clips capturing the Willis family’s jubilant moments on various rides throughout the park. Accompanying the video, she inscribes, “You bet this family will be back for more fun and laughs when you reopen as Tiana Bayou! Thanks for all the memories Splash Mountain ⛰️😅.”
Beyond the bounds of this delightful outing, Bruce Willis has further extended his paternal love, having adult daughters—Rumer, Tallulah, and Scout—with his former spouse, the esteemed actress Demi Moore.
Expressing her surprise at the ride’s closure, Tallulah, one of Bruce’s adult daughters, leaves a comment on Emma’s post, “Wait no more splash???” To this inquiry, Emma responds, “done and done! It closed the other day hence my homage.”
Regrettably, the era of Splash Mountain came to a definitive close at Disneyland on May 31, bidding adieu to its loyal patrons. Subsequent renovations presently grace its grounds, orchestrating a magnificent metamorphosis into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, anticipated to be unveiled in Disneyland and Disney World in the year 2024.
Emma’s endearing glimpse into their Disney escapade, infused with magical merriment, possesses an added layer of significance due to Bruce’s recent diagnosis with FTD, a progressive brain ailment. In February 2023, the Willis family courageously disclosed their patriarch’s official diagnosis. Since then, Bruce’s devoted wife, ex-wife, and daughters have embraced a protective stance, selectively sharing glimpses of their beloved’s journey on the ever-watchful realm of social media.
March witnessed Emma’s poignant Instagram video, a poignant revelation where she candidly expressed her grief on her husband’s birthday this year.
In her heartfelt words, she addresses her followers, acknowledging their perception of her strength and resilience. However, she sheds light on the fact that she has no choice but to endure the trials they face together, for she is also raising two young children in this period of adversity. Through tearful sincerity, she confides, “Sometimes in our lives, we have to put our big girl panties on and get to it. And that’s what I’m doing. But I do have times of sadness, every day, grief every day, and I’m really feeling it today on his birthday.”
Continuing her emotional discourse, she embraces the silver lining amidst the shadows, grateful for the overwhelming outpouring of warmth and love directed towards her husband.