Splash Mountain to be reimagined to ‘The Princess and the Frog’

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    Splash Mountain at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World will be reimagined to The Princess and the Frog.

    No timetable for the redo has been announced but the Disney Parks Blog does state that this project has been in development since last year. A recent Change.org petition had this suggestion garner national news.

    From the blog:

    We pick up this story after the final kiss, and join Princess Tiana and Louis on a musical adventure – featuring some of the powerful music from the film – as they prepare for their first-ever Mardi Gras performance.

    Disney acknowledged the current divisive climate and put two senior Imagineers at the forefront of the project, Charita Carter and Carmen Smith.

    And with this longstanding history of updating attractions and adding new magic, the retheming of Splash Mountain is of particular importance today. The new concept is inclusive – one that all of our guests can connect with and be inspired by, and it speaks to the diversity of the millions of people who visit our parks each year.

    Additional quotes from Anika Noni Rose (voice of Princess Tiana), Michael-Leon Wooley (voice of Louis) and Jennifer Lewis (voice of Mama Odie).

    And with this longstanding history of updating attractions and adding new magic, the retheming of Splash Mountain is of particular importance today. The new concept is inclusive – one that all of our guests can connect with and be inspired by, and it speaks to the diversity of the millions of people who visit our parks each year.

    RUMOR TIMELINE

    June 25, 2020: WDWMagic.com is reporting that Tony Baxter is a consultant on the changes.

    June 25, 2020: The Disney Parks Blog and D23.com announced that Splash Mountain at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World will be reimagined to The Princess and the Frog.

    No timetable for the redo has been announced but the Disney Parks Blog does state that this project has been in development since last year.

    From the blog:

    We pick up this story after the final kiss, and join Princess Tiana and Louis on a musical adventure – featuring some of the powerful music from the film – as they prepare for their first-ever Mardi Gras performance.

    Disney acknowledged the current divisive climate and put two senior Imagineers at the forefront of the project, Charita Carter and Carmen Smith.

    And with this longstanding history of updating attractions and adding new magic, the retheming of Splash Mountain is of particular importance today. The new concept is inclusive – one that all of our guests can connect with and be inspired by, and it speaks to the diversity of the millions of people who visit our parks each year.

    Additional quotes from Anika Noni Rose (voice of Princess Tiana), Michael-Leon Wooley (voice of Louis) and Jennifer Lewis (voice of Mama Odie).

    And with this longstanding history of updating attractions and adding new magic, the retheming of Splash Mountain is of particular importance today. The new concept is inclusive – one that all of our guests can connect with and be inspired by, and it speaks to the diversity of the millions of people who visit our parks each year.

    June 11, 2020: A Change.org petition suggested Disney retheme Splash Mountain to Princess and the Frog.

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