It’s old news by now that Magic Kingdom’s version of Splash Mountain has closed its doors forever. Now, fans are waiting for Walt Disney World’s iconic log flume attraction to reopen as Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.
On the other side of the country, Guests visiting Disneyland Resort are wondering when Critter Country’s iconic attraction will close. Although no dates have been announced, the process has already begun.
Disneyland Resort is home to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure. Although Walt Disney Imagineering has delivered fantastic work on both theme parks, Disneyland Park holds all the classic attractions.
Disneyland Park is home to the original classics, from Haunted Mansion in New Orleans Square to Space Mountain in Tomorrowland. However, none is more famous now than Critter Country’s Splash Mountain.
Each Disney fan has been waiting on the edge of their seat for the Splash Mountain ride’s closing date. Luckily, it has yet to come. Unfortunately, the first signs of its closure have appeared.
In order to rid the Disney Park of all signs of Song of the South (1946), the Walt Disney Company will have to stop reproducing merchandise, character interactions, and music. Disney has decided that the catchy “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” song has got to go.
The fantastic Magic Happens parade is the first instance of this song’s removal. Instead of hearing “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” during the parade, Guests can now hear lyrics from the inspiring Peter Pan (1953) song, “You Can Fly.”
This is just the beginning of Splash Mountain’s removal from Disneyland Park.