Splash Mountain is one of the most popular rides in the Magic Kingdom and in Disneyland.
Even though SO many guests love this attraction, it has had its fair share of issues including multiple shutdowns for technical difficulties, evacuations, and sinking boats. However, guests are still waiting to learn more about the Princess and the Frog ride overhaul, and we just got an update on the timeline of this re-theme!
It’s been over a year since Disney announced that a Princess and the Frog re-theme would come to both Disney World’s and Disneyland’s Splash Mountain. Since then, we’ve been waiting for an update on when this re-theme would take place, but now we know that we’ll be waiting a WHILE.
Melissa Valiquette, the Vice President of Magic Kingdom, recently sat down with the Theme Park Rangers podcast and spoke about the status of Splash Mountain. She explained that when Disney reimagines something in the parks, it can be a “lengthy process“. The decisions that go into these projects can take many months or years to make, so it’s going to take quite a bit of time for Splash Mountain to be reimagined!
Valiquette did share that work IS going on behind-the-scenes right now. This includes “some selections around music, around animatronics and music, and it is really an inspiring story. ” It is very important to her “that this story gets portrayed honestly and accurately”, and she explained that the team was doing a “remarkable job of that”.
She further explains that “this is one example where our guests are going to have to put a little trust into us for a bit because we promise not to let you down. We’re going to deliver a wonderful attraction that’s inspiring and beautiful, and worthy of this princess, princess Tiana. ”
She finished speaking about Splash Mountain by saying that the reimagining will fit in very well with Frontierland. She believes the storyline “will be a perfect addition back there”.
So even though there will probably be years before the Splash Mountain reimagining starts, it seems like it is in the works! In the meantime, we’ll continue to check out the Jungle Cruise re-theme (which is already finished over in Disneyland), and we’ll let you know if Disney releases any more details about Splash Mountain!
When do you think the Princess and the Frog Splash Mountain re-theme will be complete? Let us know in the comments!
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