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The Dismantling of Magic Kingdom’s Most Iconic Attraction Continues

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By now, it’s old news that Magic Kingdom’s Splash Mountain ride has closed down to make way for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.

During a recent D23 Expo event, the Walt Disney Company announced that due to Splash Mountain’s offensive source material combined with the popularity of the Princess and the Frog (2009) film, the classic attraction would be dismantled and a new ride would take its place.

Tiana's Bayou Adventure

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Guests and fans alike had incredibly mixed reactions; many fans were ecstatic to hear that a new ride themed after the Princess and the Frog would come to Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World.

However, the other half of the fans were devastated to see the Splash Mountain attraction go.

In Disneyland Park’s Critter Country, Splash Mountain is still running, but it’s running on borrowed time. It was recently revealed that the classic ride will close at the end of the month on May 31.

Splash Mountain

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Over in Walt Disney World, however, Splash Mountain has been closed for months, and Walt Disney Imagineering has already begun dismantling the attraction.

A few days ago, on May 1, some photos were taken, revealing the process.

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In these photos, we can see that the iconic mountain is being repainted to fit a bayou theme instead of a briar patch. Not only that, but the ‘splashdown’ area is also nearly done.

In some newer photos taken on May 7, we can see that even more progress has been made on the ride track.

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Stay tuned to Disney Dining for more progress updates on Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.

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.