As it turns out, Disney was listening. The official word has come from the mouse: Splash Mountain will be rethemed a Princess and The Frog Attraction. Here is concept art provided by The Walt Disney Company earlier today.
Theme Park University covered this story back in 2017, when a reader asked if the ride should be rethemed to something less controversial. The decision, according to Disney, was decided upon last year. This new overlay will take place at Splash Mountain in California and Florida versions of the attraction.
“We continually evaluate opportunities to enhance and elevate experiences for all our guests,” said Carmen Smith, Walt Disney Imagineering VP of Creative Development and Inclusive Strategies “It is important that our guests be able to see themselves in the experiences we create. Because we consider ourselves constant learners, we go to great lengths to research and engage cultural advisors and other experts to help guide us along the way.”
As of the writing of this article, we do not have a timeline on when these changes will occur.
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