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.
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.”
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
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.
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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