The days of ‘Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah’ at Disney parks across the US are almost over, which is why people are lining up in droves this weekend for one last ride.
Tons of Disneyland and Disney World Sponsors Posted Photos and videos Saturday and Sunday that show them waiting for their chance to hop on a log and cruise Splash Mountain one last time before it officially closes for a new imagination starting Monday.
The classic fan-favorite ride will be reworked into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, a riff on the movie ‘The Princess and The Frog,’ featuring a swampy New Orleans setting. That version is expected to reopen sometime in 2024… so SM will shut down at least until then.
In light of this hiatus, ticket buyers are flocking to the attraction like never before, with lines stretching to full length. different sections from the park We are talking about hundreds of people.
It’s unclear how long the wait times are, but we imagine a couple of hours at least. The cyclists don’t seem to mind though; Quite frankly, this is the last chance anyone will have to enjoy Splash Mountain as it originally was… and it seems the Disney demons are having their fill.
Splash Mountain has been around since the late ’80s, and has become a staple for many on any visit to the Disney parks. The water ride is based on the 1946 live action/animated film ‘Song of the South’…and includes all the ‘Br’er’ characters from the film: Rabbit, Fox, Bear, etc.
The reason Splash Mountain is being remade is because the old movie and character have been called problematic, ie romanticizing the old South and playing on stereotypes about African-Americans, etc. It has not aged well in the 21st century. century.
There’s been some debate as to whether Splash needed a facelift, but this falls in line with other changes Disney has made to outdated games in recent years. Times are changing.🤷🏽♂️
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