splash mountain at a time Walt Disney World And Disneyland Park is permanently closed to visitors following the company’s decision to change the theme of the attraction to a “The princess and the Frog”-themed attraction to help bring more inclusion to the parks.
Splash Mountain was an attraction at Disney Parks for several years and is based on the film “Southern Song” which is very controversial because many consider it racist. The 1946 film mixes live action and animation, featuring an older African-American laborer named Uncle Remus, who tells stories to a young white boy. groups, including the NAACPprotested the film’s initial release.
Now that the ride is officially closed, another Disneyland attraction is making changes.
Disneyland Railroad eliminates Splash Mountain Audio
Splash Mountain at Disneyland Park officially closed to visitors on Tuesday, May 31, meaning the last day it was open was Monday, May 30.
Now that the ride is permanently closed, the Disneyland Railroad is making adjustments to its audio ride.
Previously the audio track mentioned Splash Mountain as the train passed the iconic attraction, but now that track has been removed and instead the ride mentions Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, the new ‘Princess and the Frog’ themed attraction. which is coming to Disneyland in 2024.
Previous narration, which was provided by Bob Joles, included, “We are now entering Splash Mountain, which would be the location of the one and only Laughin’ Place. If you look hard, you just might find it. This is where the creatures celebrate a “zip-a-dee-doo-dah” day. Speaking of critters, this place we’re going through is home to a whole bunch of them.
Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is now added to check-in on the Disneyland Railroad 🚂 pic.twitter.com/1TpjZOqS1g
— Disneyland News Today (@dlnt) May 31, 2023
Now the audio reads: “We are now entering the bayou, which will soon be home to Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. Princess Tiana swears there’s magic here, and wherever there’s magic, there’s bound to be surprises. Blue skies and sunshine guaranteed. Speaking of surprises, this place we are passing through is full of them.
A similar change was made to the Walt Disney World Railroad after Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom closed earlier this year.
According to Disney, the story of new attraction “The Princess and the Frog” will pick up after the film’s Last Kiss as guests join Princess Tiana and Louis on a musical adventure “featuring some of the powerful music from the film. – as they get ready for their first ever Mardi Gras performance.
Learn more about Tiana’s Bayou Adventure
Splash Mountain has closed at Walt Disney World and Disneyland permanently as the Walt Disney Company pushes for more inclusion.
Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will take its place – a new attraction based on the 2009 animated film, “The Princess and the Frog”, which stars Anika Noni Rose (Tiana), Jennifer Cody (Charlotte “Lottie” La Bouff), Jim Cummings (Ray), John Goodman (“Big Daddy” La Bouff), Keith David (Dr Facilier), Bruno Campos (Prince Naveen), Michael Leon Wooley (Louis), Jenifer Lewis (Mama Odie), Terrence Howard (James) and Oprah Winfrey (Eudora).
Fans can expect to see many beloved characters from the 2009 film, including Tiana, Tiana’s mother Eudora, Tiana’s love interest Prince Naveen and the iconic trumpeter alligator, Louis. “Walt Disney Imagineering is creating an original Next Chapter story for Tiana,” Disney Parks previously reported. “While queuing for the attraction, guests will discover that she continues to grow her business with Tiana’s Foods – an employee-owned cooperative. By combining her talents with those of the local community, Tiana has transformed a mine of aging salt and built a beloved brand.
Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will open at both Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California in 2024.
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