Taking a break from all the reopening news, Disney announced something else big today. Splash Mountain will be getting a new theme!
The ride, in both Disneyland and Disney World, will be redesigned after “The Princess and the Frog,” picking up after the final kiss in the movie. So guests will be taken on a musical adventure which will of course feature some of the great music from the move. The story is that they are preparing for their first-ever Mardi Gras performance, which I’m sure will be the end scene with the paddle boat, but reimagined for Mardi Gras. So it’s going to be a pretty colorful and upbeat end scene. That last scene has always been my favorite, so I’m glad they’re redesigning it in such a fun way.
I’ll be honest, when I saw the announcement I was afraid to open it, because Splash Mountain is my favorite ride (more for that last drop than anything else). As long as they keep all those fun drops, I’m good. Plus, the artist rendering for one of the scenes looks beautiful! Take a look below.
Things are always changing at Disney and the Imagineers are always looking for ways to update the attractions. “The Princess and the Frog” was a fun movie with great music, so it’s nice to see the characters get their own ride.
Disney has not announced a timeline for this project yet, but I’ll update once they do. For now, try to get in as many rides with Brer Rabbit as you can!
Are you excited to see this new theming for Splash Mountain or will you miss the original design?
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