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Breaking: Find out when the newly re-themed Splash Mountain will open in Walt Disney World

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Breaking: Find out when the newly re-themed Splash Mountain will open in Walt Disney World
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If you’ve been either eagerly waiting or dreading the news when Splash Mountain will be completely re-themed, the wait is over. We now know when to expect an all new, completely reimagined Splash Mountain.

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Back in 2020, Disney announced that Splash Mountain, one of Walt Disney World and Disneyland’s most popular rides, will be completely re-themed. 

The log flume ride won’t be removed, thankfully, but there will be an entirely new theme when the reimagining is complete.

This attraction, based on the controversial 1946 film “Song Of the South,” has been a fan favorite since it debuted in 1989.

According to CNN, the attraction will be completely re-themed to star the characters from 2009’s animated film, “The Princess and the Frog.”

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The move comes after fans urged Disney to re-theme Splash Mountain because of the racial stereotypes from “Song of the South.’ The film has been criticized for its stereotypical portrayals of African Americans.

Disney states the new attraction concept is “inclusive” and “one that all of our guests can connect with and be inspired by.”

Princess and the Frog Retheme

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The newly reimagined attraction be re-themed to include characters and elements from “The Princess and the Frog.” 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.”

The new attraction will feature “some of the powerful music from the film as they prepare for their first-ever Mardi Gras performance.”

“Tiana is a modern, courageous, and empowered woman, who pursues her dreams and never loses sight of what’s really important,” Disney stated.

Reopening timeline

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Actress Anikka Noni Rose, who voices Tiana in The Princess and the Frog, made the announcement today many have been waiting for. While visiting Live with Ryan and Kelly, she shared Disney plans to open the newly re-themed Splash Mountain in Disney’s Magic Kingdom and Disneyland in 2024.

Although no reopening timeline is given, we can expect Disney to update us with that information soon.

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18 COMMENTS

  1. I love seeing all the white people tell others how to feel. I for one am glad to see a ride represent POC! Good for Disney for finally stepping up to the plate! This is not “woke-ness” it the right thing to do.

  2. Re-theming Splash Mountain will not keep people from going on this ride. After all, who doesn’t love a log flume ride in hot weather? I do not believe that re-theming this ride to PATF will bring in additional revenue for Disney, however. To me, re-theming this attraction is a huge waste money given all of the other problems Disney is currently having with its U.S. parks.

  3. I find 7 Dwarfs Mine Train offensive. Being short myself I find the term Dwarf unacceptable by today’s standards. Needs to be changed.

  4. It ridiculous that they have to change everything these days because everybody is offended by everything. Come on people it’s a ride not a racist stament. Grow up.

  5. Well, it’s good to know Disney is targeting 2024 to reopen Splash Mountain. That’s a good scoop. A better scoop would include an approximate shutdown date.

  6. It’s really sad because they are basically erasing their own heritage because it offends people‍♀️ I don’t get it!!!

  7. Disgusting decision by woke disney. Nothing g wrong with this ride. Disney is just showing that they hate the people who love splash mountain. Go woke and go broke. I’ll spend my money elsewhere.

  8. Not happy about this to say the least. This is one of the best rides. I love the music and the rabbit. I had never seen the movie until I heard about the change and wondered what the heck was up. I’m thinking many people were like me, just enjoying the music, water and critters. It didn’t represent oppression, it represented country fun and critter craziness. The actors in the movie were pioneers. Academy award winners! Should their legacy be cancelled too?

  9. Super and whilst they are at it they should change It’s a Small World. The stereotyping of others customs and traditions is offensive

  10. I will be so sorry to see the original Splash Mountain close. To me, this is one of the best attractions Disney has ever done. I would have preferred to see Disney create an entirely new attraction for Princess and the Frog.

  11. I think it is stupid. They are ruining my favorite rise for politically correct woke trash. Their park is circling the bowl

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