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Disney World’s Splash Mountain will be Replaced in January with ‘Princess and the Frog’

The iconic Disney ride, Splash Mountain will become ”Tiana’s bayou Adventure” in 2024 at both Disneyland in California and at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Florida, in a makeover based on 2009’s The Princess and the Frog.

As Disney prepares to close the Disney World location on 23 January 2023 in order to facilitate the change, it’s produced a teaser of a new scene from the forthcoming re-theming, which features characters specifically created for the attraction.

Alongside Princess Tiana, Naveen and the alligator Louis, guests will travel through the bayou as they prepare to host a Mardi Gras celebration and listen to music inspired by songs from the fan-favourite film.

“It feels like they may have a bigger role to play in this story … but we’ll just have to wait and see on that one,” Disney’s releases teases.

News of the revamp follows a petition urging Disney to change the theme.

The petition read in part: “Disney parks should be a home for all to enjoy regardless of race, age, whatever your background may be . . . While the ride is considered a beloved classic, its history and storyline are steeped in extremely problematic and stereotypical racist tropes from the 1946 film Song of the South. There is a huge need for diversity in the parks and this could help fill that need.”

Emer Roche
Emer Roche
Emer has over 10 years experience working for Irish magazines, supplements, websites and creative agencies. She’s written features for U Magazine, Image Magazine and theheyday.ie, across a range of subjects such as women’s interest, travel, culture, news and interviews. She also has a portfolio of commercial writing for creative agencies, such as RTE.ie and Originate Creative. Emer is a Dublin native with part of her heart in Ardmore, County Waterford. She lives in Dublin 7 with her husband, two kids, dog and cat.
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