Progress Made on Tiana’s Bayou Adventure as Splash Mountain Is Taken Down Piece by Piece

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On January 23, Magic Kingdom was changed forever with the removal of Splash Mountain. Now, Disney fans are noting the progress being made as the classic attraction is dismantled.

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Everybody knows that out of all Walt Disney World theme parks, Magic Kingdom holds the most classic attractions.

Tomorrowland hosts Space Mountain, Liberty Square is home to the Haunted Mansion, and Frontierland offers Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Previously, the Splash Mountain ride could be found beside Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

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But due to the offensive African American caricatures associated with its source material, Song of the South (1946), the attraction is being rethemed. Soon, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will open its doors to Guests!

Until then, Disney fans have been following Walt Disney Imagineers as they take down what used to be Splash Mountain.

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This Tweet shows that certain thematic elements are being taken down, such as the iconic briars.

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In this Tweet, we can see that the entrance signs have been taken down as well.

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What used to be the iconic, thorny brambles of briar is now a discarded pile on the floor of Magic Kingdom.

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While it may seem sad that a beloved attraction is being dismantled, it’s important to keep in mind that progress and innovation are exactly what Walt Disney wanted for his theme parks.

Twitter user @WDWDreamfinder is doing an amazing job reporting the progress. Stay tuned for more updates on the latest Splash Mountain news.

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.