NEWS: Splash Mountain’s ‘Princess and the Frog’ Re-Theming Will Be Sped Up in the Disney Parks!

Construction and projects have been Disney’s name and game recently as new rides, restaurants, experiences, and more are in the works at multiple parks.

Splash Mountain

Although we’ve been giving you a look at the progress on everything happening recently, Disney has also announced a few updates on its plans moving forward. And, we’ve got some exciting news for all you The Princess and the Frog fans out there!

As Disney continues to transform its parks right now, we gave you all the details on how Splash Mountain would be re-themed to a The Princess and the Frog bayou ride in both Disney World and Disneyland!


Although we weren’t given many details about when the attraction would be opening, we do know that the musical bayou ride will follow the adventures of Princess Tiana and Louis after the film’s grand finale. However, the Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro gave us insight into the attraction’s progress during his keynote speech at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo (IAAPA).


He stated that, “Guest facing changes, like the reimagining of “Splash Mountain,” have been expedited to ensure that all who visit the company’s parks do feel welcome as well.”

While we don’t know if Splash Mountain will be closing to start construction any time soon, we can’t wait to see the finished product of the new attraction overlay.

Splash Mountain

As we find out more details about Splash Mountain’s re-design and the progress on other projects, we’ll be sure to share all the details with you!

Here’s what you need to know about the opening of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure being delayed until 2021!

Are you excited about the new The Princess and the Frog bayou ride? Let us know in the comments below!

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Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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8 Replies to “NEWS: Splash Mountain’s ‘Princess and the Frog’ Re-Theming Will Be Sped Up in the Disney Parks!”

  1. Absolutely!!!! I am trying to keep track so that I can be first in line!!!
    Transition is always uncomfortable; however, once the narrative is changed… the new will become normalized.
    I just hope the marketing is well done so the opening of the new ride is well known.

  2. No one should be happy Tiana is stuck with sloppy seconds. Splash Mountain has been a park icon since it opened, and Song of the South has been out of production for decades. There is a whole generation of Disney attendees who can make no racist connotations from the ride. I know space is limited, but Tom Sawyer’s island would have made a better space to theme to Princess and the Frog, including her restaurant. Re-doing Splash Mountain to that theme is just pandering to cancel-culture and not giving Tiana the representation she deserves. How many mountains are in the Bayou, anyhow?

  3. I agree with the comment from Seiji FA. Disney has its Icons, but Brer Rabbit is not a theme that today’s children recognize. In fact, my own children had no idea who or what Zippity Do Da was….I loved it; it was from my childhood, but today’s children need reflections of themselves. This is the 21st Century and I truly believe Mr. Disney envisioned and embraced change and evolving imagination! Kudos Disney imagineers for reimagining Spash Mountain!

  4. That’s a shame. I thought Disneyland wouldn’t have the money to retheme it for awhile, given how long they’ve been closed. I was hoping my family could ride Splash Mountain. Oh! Well, another classic they won’t get to experience – like I did.

  5. Nah. They should leave it as it is. It is a ride that is a staple of the park that has been there for decades. Just build a ride for the new theme but leave Splah Mountain.

  6. I’m super excited for the new layout, to be honest. But I’ll also be really bummed if I never even get a chance to ride the original one last time.

    I really hope they start construction after Disneyland reopens for a little while at least.