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A New Update for Splash Mountain Retheming and More Inclusion Projects will Happen

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A New Update for Splash Mountain Retheming and More Inclusion Projects will Happen

This morning, Josh D’Amaro shared an update for the Splash Mountain retheming along with the announcements that more inclusion projects will happen. Full story below.

Virtual Conference

Today is quite the Disney News morning! Not only have we received an update for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, Starcruiser rooms, and the 50th Anniversary celebrations, but D’Amaro has also updated us on entertainment. Read the full story HERE.

Stay tuned for more as we share information regarding more Disney updates!

Splash Mountain Retheme

Back in June, Disney announced that a major reimagining of Splash Mountain would happen. This attraction, based on the controversial 1946 film “Song Of the South,” has been a fan favorite since it debuted in 1989.

Disney adds that the new theme has been being worked on since last year.

The attraction will begin where the film leaves off; with the final kiss.  We’ll join Princess Tiana and her trumpet playing alligator friend Louis “on a musical adventure.”

Walt Disney Imagineering’s Charita Carter, the Imagineer that brought us Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Hollywood Studios, will be the lead on this new project where the attraction will pick up in The Princess and the Frog story after the final kiss.

Retheme Timeline

This morning, D’Amaro announced that the Princess and the Frog/Splash Mountain retheme will be expedited to ensure that all who visit the parks do feel welcome as well.

We still have no idea when Splash Mountain will close or when the Princess and the Frog ride will open. I have been fortunate enough to experience this attraction a number of times since the reopening of Disney World. If you plan to visit soon to ride it, I hope you get to experience one last time as well!

More Inclusion Projects

Disney Parks Chairman, Josh D'Amaro Discusses the Retheming of Splash Mountain

Inclusion became the fifth key of Cast Member training. This new key, inclusion, represents The Disney Company’s commitment to cultural transformation. It will now be a part of every day working life for Cast Members.

D’Amaro noted that there will be more to come regarding inclusion projects, starting with the Splash Mountain retheme.

While we don’t have any other specifics, we will be sure to update you all on the latest in Disney Parks news.




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5 COMMENTS

  1. I am glad to see the change! Song od the South puts a pretty little bow on the history of racism and Black oppression in the south. Let it show something beautiful instead and honor the first Black princess as there is nothing else in Disney World that represents her other than the occasional WDW add-on boat ride during the parade.

  2. While I’m all for the beautiful new Princess and the Frog ride I don’t think it should come at the expense of a classic ride such as Splash Mountain. Disney has enough land and resources to create POATF ride on their land, or even just take it from 1 Park and leave it in another.

    Yes there are issues in our world, yes some of these people need a safe place and a blanky to coddle themselves in while the real world turns… but removing history is wrong.
    If you dont learn from history you will be doomed to repeat it.

  3. Since by your own admission Splash Mountain is a favorite, leave it alone. It’s a fun attraction. And, if people would bother to see Song of the South they would see there’s nothing objectionable about a nice old black man telling stories to kids. Some people are being too sensitive just for the glory of being able to disrupt the norm. DO NOT CHANGE SPLASH MOUNTAIN!!

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