Is This Frontierland Offering Up Next on the Splash Mountain Chopping Block?

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It’s no secret that Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland area is undergoing a big change, but could more changes be on the way? Here’s what we currently know.

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Walt Disney World Resort is made up of four different theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT. Out of all four Disney Parks, Magic Kingdom is undoubtedly the most popular, with the highest attendance each year.

This is likely due to the idea that Magic Kingdom is the quintessential Disney Park. It’s the theme park with the classic Disney rides, the most whimsical atmosphere, and of course, Cinderella Castle.

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These classic Disney rides include “it’s a small world,” Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and until recently, Splash Mountain.

However, everyone knows that Magic Kingdom’s Splash Mountain has closed and is in the process of being rethemed into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, inspired by Disney’s Princess and the Frog (2009).

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Many fans wonder how an attraction in New Orleans, one of the most iconic cities of the Southern United States, fits into the old wild west Frontierland theme.

It has many fans wondering if Frontierland itself is about to undergo a massive shift from the old wild west into a Southern gothic, New Orleans theme. After all, Disneyland Park has an area themed after New Orleans, which houses the Haunted Mansion, as opposed to the Magic Kingdom version housed in Liberty Square.

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This could mean certain attractions and offerings are next on the chopping block, such as the Country Bear Jamboree and Big Railroad Thunder Mountain. However, the most realistic change would be a retheme of the Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe, as a Princess and the Frog-themed is already confirmed for Disneyland Resort. Not only that, but some reports claim that audiences find the depictions in the Frontierland restaurant to be offensive and outdated.

But for now, this is all speculation on our part. Only time will tell if these changes will be made to the wildest rodeo in the wilderness of Frontierland.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.