With Splash Mountain closed, Walt Disney World looks toward future
Splash Mountain is officially closed, as Disney makes way for a new ride based off its 2009 animated movie, “The Princess and the Frog.”
The new ride will be called Tiana’s Bayou Adventure and it will take guests through 1920s New Orleans as Tiana and her friends prepare to host Mardi Gras.
It will feature the voices of actors from the film including Anika Noni Rose as Tiana, along with songs from the original soundtrack.
The ride celebrating Disney’s first-ever Black princess is expected to open in 2024 at Disney World and Disneyland.
Disney announced it would close Splash Mountain in 2021 as characters and songs featured on the ride were from the controversial 1940s movie “Song of the South.”
Tens of thousands of fans signed an online Change.org petition to get the ride removed in the racial reckoning that followed the police killing of George Floyd.