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Disney Reveals Splash Mountain Retheming Details

We previously shared the news that Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Park is being rethemed to a Princess and The Frog theme. Today, to kick off their first-ever “World Princess Week“, Disney is sharing details about Princess Tiana and the attraction retheming including a back story and more artistic renderings of what’s to come for the Disney Park attraction.

Disney Imagineer Art Rendering of Splash Mountain Re-Themed

When the news was first announced in June 2020, the response from Disney theme Park fans seemed to be a 50/50 split as many Disney fans wish the iconic Magic Kingdom Park attraction would remain the same, while others are all for the removal of the Song of the South elements. Fan petitions went out in favor of the attraction’s reimagining while another went against any changes. And after a year plus now, we haven’t heard much about the Splash Mountain ride retheming from Disney. Disney did share not too long ago that the attraction change is going to take a little time. Now, we’re learning more details as to what we can expect!

Disney Parks Blog shares, “As seen in this latest rendering of the attraction, the story will take place after the final kiss as Naveen and Louis join Princess Tiana on her latest adventure, hosting a one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras celebration where everyone is welcome – during which some original music inspired by songs from the film will bring Guests into the story. Tiana is leading the way and fans will be able to encounter old friends and make new ones along the way as well!”

Artist rendering of “The Princess and the Frog”-themed updates coming to Splash Mountains at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts
Disney Imagineer Art Rendering of Princess & the Frog Rethemed

Disney gathered together to talk about the creative process behind the upcoming Princess and the Frog attraction, including the next-level technology Imagineers are employing to bring the ride to life. Via YouTube Disney shares, “In celebration of World Princess Week, get the latest on the upcoming attraction inspired by “The Princess and the Frog” coming to Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. Hear from Walt Disney Imagineering and Walt Disney Animation Studios during their visit to New Orleans at Dooky Chase’s Restaurant where Tiana’s story began!” (TIP: Around the 14-minute mark in the video, the attraction retheming is discussed!)

Unfortunately, we have yet to learn of a Splash Mountain retheming timeline. As soon as Disney reveals a timeline and/or more concept art, we’ll be sure to share more about the musical adventure coming to the attraction. In the meantime, Princess Tiana’s presence is also being acknowledged over at EPCOT with a new Tiana-themed playground. Are you ready to see Splash Mountain changed to The Princess and the Frog’s new theme?

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and runDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. There isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 18 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family, we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.