Splash Mountain

Last year when Disney announced that they were re-theming the current Splash Mountain attraction with a Princess and the Frog overlay, many guests flocked to the attraction wanting to get in "one last ride" on the version of the attraction that has been at the Magic Kingdom since the early 90s. However, nearly 14 months after this initial announcement, it looks like the current version of Splash Mountain is still open, with Disney not providing any updates on when this ride might close so that work may begin. 

However, Magic Kingdom Vice President Melissa Valiquette recently gave an update on the progress being made on the reimagining of Splash Mountain via an interview with the Orlando Sentinel's Theme Park Rangers podcast, saying that planning the rebooted attraction is "a lengthy process; there is a lot of work that goes into it" and adding that "decisions can be made many many months, even years before any of that will be seen on stage, [and] it's going to take [Disney] a little bit of time to reimagine Splash Mountain".

Image: Disney

Of course, again no timetables or even seasonal targets were given for closures, but its good to hear that work is at least progressing behind the scenes on this attraction, and hopefully we'll get more information soon about when this current version of the attraction will finally bid adieu and work can finally begin on this long-awaited reimagining. 

When do you think Disney will finally debut the Princess and the Frog version of Splash Mountain? Let us know your guesses in the comments below! 



Just leave the ride alone. Nobody wants this change. The ride is perfect the way it is.

I’m sure everyone hopes that it never happens #SaveSplashMountain

This Splash Mountain re theme is probably not going to share the same success as the Tower of Terror re theme or even the Paradise Pier re theme did.
Not just in terms of reception and for 2020 being a weird year but the amount of money that the Walt Disney Company has lost.
Disney has lost a lot over 1.4 Billion Dollars during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Also during the Pandemic 28,000 Disney cast members got layoff because of this virus that’s been going on since March.
On the other hand. The other mountains be size Splash Mountain like Thunder, Space and Matterhorn that are over 30, 40, 50, or 60 years old are just too expensive to be re themed into something else.
Do you remember The Tower of Terror re theme to Mission Breakout along with the Paradise Pier re theme to Pixar Pier at Disney’s California Adventure. Well after 10 or 15 years of being in operation and after those two got their re theme they made 3 times its reviews.
So the Splash Mountain re theme to Princess and the Frog was definitely a step back. You can tell by The Princess and the Frog concept art that Disney is running out of ideas for future re themes for Disney attractions.
If Splash Mountain gets re themed into The Princess and the Frog then a lot of Disney Park fans including Splash Mountain fans would get so mad and not go on the ride and everyone will stop going to Disneyland and Walt Disney World because this is one of their favorite attractions when they go to the Disney Parks.
Other than that a lot of angry people will get Disney to sign a contract to not aloud anymore classic attractions getting re themes in the Disney Parks after Walt Disney’s work.

never i hope

They can take as long as they like. The current ride is perfect!

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