Disney is clearly wasting no time.
When the Walt Disney Company recently announced that Splash Mountain, one of the most popular rides at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, was closing, the Disney community was shocked. The announcement was a surprise to many due to the fact that for decades this ride has been praised as one of the most popular and iconic rides.
Disney officials stated that the decision to close Splash Mountain in Critter Country was made after much consideration. At the end of the day, the ride’s source material no longer aligned with the message that Disney wanted to promote.
Earlier this year, Splash Mountain at Walt Disney World Resort closed for good. On May 31, 2023, Disneyland Resorts version also shut its doors. Now, just 10 days after the closing, Disney has already begun the transformation.
The Clock Is Ticking!
We get it- Disney is on a tight schedule to get this redesign finished before they open in 2024. Nevertheless, fans were definitely startled to see construction beginning on the ride earlier today. A Guest visiting the Park managed to snap a terrific picture showing some construction cones at the opening of the ride’s significant drop.
While some fans are teary-eyed over this ride’s quick turn-around, others are pleased to see Disneylands Splash Mountain go.
Goodbye Splash Mountain… Hello Tiana’s Bayou Adventure
The new version of the ride will take Guests on a journey through the magical world of Princess and the Frog as they ride on boats through the bayou of New Orleans. Many Disney fans are excited about the new ride, as it will offer them a chance to experience one of their favorite movies in a new way.
Still, it will definitely take some adjusting to get used to the Parks without Splash Mountain. Seeing the construction begin at this attraction is a humbling reminder that everything is temporary in the Disney Parks.