Disney’s iconic Splash Mountain is getting a makeover.
The beloved experience closed down for good on Monday, after Disney introduced in 2020 that the experience at each Disneyland in California and Disney World in Florida can be redesigned to characteristic characters from its animated film “The Princess and the Frog.”
The brand new experience, plans for which the firm stated had been formulated again in 2019, will inform the story of what occurs to Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen’s after the finish of the movie. “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure” will characteristic music from the film and comply with the characters, together with Louis the jazz-loving alligator, as they put together to host a Mardi Gras celebration.
The brand new-look experience — highlighting the tradition, music, meals and every part New Orleans — will open in late 2024, according to the Disney Parks blog.
It was first introduced greater than two years in the past that the experience would shut, after renewed calls for Disney to strip away the “Song of the South” theme from Splash Mountain. The supply materials has been deemed racist by many although the experience itself doesn’t have any racist components.
Disney stated the mission follows the firm’s strategy to “plussing” or retheming sights with a purpose to make them extra related and to raise the visitor expertise.
“With this longstanding history of updating attractions and adding new magic, the retheming of Splash Mountain is of particular importance today,” Disney beforehand stated in a press release. “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.”