One of the sadder parts of being a Disney Parks fan is losing many beloved attractions, entertainment, and other theme park offerings to make way for new things. While Disney’s constant push for innovation and new entertainment is commendable, it is often sad to say goodbye to the attractions that we Disney fans know and love.
Fans Say Goodbye to Iconic Play Area
Earlier this year, the Disney community mourned and celebrated the demolishing of the iconic Splash Mountain attractions at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. Now, another related element has seen its last day.
The demolition process is now underway for the former play area known as the Laughin’ Place play area, located right under the iconic Frontierland train station. This development marks a significant step in the ongoing changes and updates being made to the beloved Splash Mountain attraction at Magic Kingdom Park. As part of the park’s commitment to creating a new ride that is a more inclusive and culturally sensitive experience for visitors, the decision to reimagine Splash Mountain was made, and the transformation is well underway.
Fans Look Forward to the Future of the Log Flume Ride
The Laughin’ Place play area has long been a source of joy and amusement for countless families visiting the Magic Kingdom. Nestled beneath the rustic charm of Frontierland, this play area provided a whimsical escape, brimming with vibrant colors and interactive elements. However, with the closure of Splash Mountain and its subsequent reimagining as “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure,” the Laughin’ Place play area had to bid farewell to its previous incarnation.
The demolition process is an essential part of this transformative journey. It paves the way for new beginnings and sets the stage for the rebirth of the area. Walt Disney Imagineering, known for their masterful storytelling and attention to detail, is hard at work to ensure that the new Tiana-themed experience captures the spirit and magic of the beloved Princess Tiana and her vibrant world.
While it may be bittersweet for guests to see the Laughin’ Place play area disappear, it’s important to recognize the significance of this change. The decision to retheme Splash Mountain was driven by Disney’s commitment to inclusivity and cultural sensitivity. By reimagining the attraction with Princess Tiana as the central character, Disney aims to create a truly immersive experience that celebrates diversity and pays homage to the rich heritage of New Orleans.