Though a lot of Walt Disney World projects have been cancelled, downsized or changed due to the effects of COVID-19, Disney has announced a massive project that will bring a brand new theme to a Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Classic - Splash Mountain! According to Disney, last year a project began that would see Splash Mountain completely reimagined into an attraction featuring Princess Tiana from Princess and the Frog!
A new epilogue for Princess and the Frog
Like Frozen Ever After at Epcot, this new, unnamed Princess and the Frog attraction will use the same ride system as Splash Mountain to tell a story that happens after the ending of the movie. In this new attraction guests will float along as Princess Tiana and Louis go on a musical adventure – featuring some of the iconic tunes from the film – as they prepare for their first-ever Mardi Gras performance. Original dialogue and music will be also be recorded, and the original voice of Princess Tiana, Tony Award-winning actress, Anika Noni Rose, has been confirmed to be reprising her role.
Timelines for this project are currently unknown
Though Disney says that work will begin behind the scenes on this project immediately as far as construction goes they are still evaluating project timelines based on the evolving situation due to COVID-19. And because there are so many unknowns with this project, Disney has confirmed that both Magic Kingdom and Disneyland parks will re-open with the existing Splash Mountain attraction for an undetermined amount of time.