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    New Name For Splash Mountain Gets Big Thumbs Down From Disney Fans

    It has been a big week for Disney fans with the new name for the reimagined Splash Mountain officially being unveiled last Friday at ESSENCE FEST in New Orleans. The name, “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure” pretty much sums up exactly what you are going to get and in that way it is similar to “Splash Mountain”. 

    When I first heard it, did I like it? Well, to be honest I am still not completely sure. I think it’s the “adventure” part which seems somewhat lazy and uninspiring. But, do I trust the Walt Disney Imagineers to do an amazing job in bringing this extensive reimagining to life? Absolutely.

    Tiana's Bayou Adventure, Disney
    Image: Disney

    For some die hard fans of Splash Mountain, no name however magical, would be okay but we took the opportunity to ask the question, Is “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure” a good name for the re-themed Splash Mountain? Here are the results so far:

    • Yes – 28% (710 out of 2505)
    • No – 72% (1795 out of 2505)

    So I guess, due to the amount of controversy about this upcoming retheme, these results are hardly surprising. Disney fans seem to fit into one of the following categories:

    • Love Splash Mountain but see that a retheme is understandable
    • Tiana needs her own ride!

    I would say few people are sitting on the fence about this one and actually I feel sorry for the character of Tiana of who she represents because what will undoubtedly be a great attraction, for most people who grew up with Splash Mountain, it will always be tarnished with controversy. 

    Splash Mountain, Disney
    Image: Disney

    Young Disney fans, however, we are sure will grow up with “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure” as their must-ride iconic attraction at the Magic Kingdom just like a generation has grown up with Splash Mountain as theirs.

    We would love to hear your suggestions of what you think would have been the perfect name for the upcoming reimagining of Splash Mountain by leaving us a comment below or on our Facebook page. If you haven’t voted in our poll yet, you can do so below. For now, we are left having to get used to the name, “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure”. 


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