In the summertime of 2020, Disney introduced that it will completely shut its standard Splash Mountain sights at Disneyland and Walt Disney World and change them with a brand new journey primarily based on the animated film The Princess and the Frog. Two years later, they’ve unveiled new particulars in regards to the journey — and the tough timetable of when it will likely be coming to each Disney parks.
The journey is known as “Tiana’s Bayou Journey.” Disney isn’t tearing down Splash Mountain; as a substitute the essential format and journey mechanism will stay, with the present theming and animatronics eliminated in favor of ones that mirror the characters of The Princess and the Frog.
Right here’s how Disney Parks Blog describes the up to date journey:
Tiana’s Bayou Journey will take friends on a musical journey impressed by the beloved story and characters from the fan-favorite movie. Selecting up the place the movie left off, friends will be part of Princess Tiana, Naveen and jazz-loving alligator Louis on an journey by the bayou as they put together to host a one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras celebration the place everyone seems to be welcome. Alongside the way in which, friends will encounter acquainted faces, make new associates and journey by the bayou to authentic music impressed by songs from the movie as they’re introduced into the subsequent chapter of Tiana’s story.
You’ll be able to see a number of the analysis that’s gone into the making of the brand new attraction on this video:
Whereas Splash Mountain stays a well-liked attraction at Disney parks, the movie it’s primarily based on, Music of the South, has lengthy since been in any other case buried by the corporate due to its stereotypical and racist depictions of African People. (For those who’ve by no means watched Music of the South — which Disney has saved out of circulation for many years as a result of they don’t need individuals to look at it — the whole lot you wish to know in regards to the film is right here.)
This new journey permits Disney to maintain the log flume’s standard drops and construction whereas updating the journey’s content material for contemporary tastes. The corporate says the up to date attraction is coming “Magic Kingdom in Florida and Disneyland park in California in late 2024.”
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