Disney Parks Announces Splash Mountain is Officially Getting a 'Princess & The Frog' Overhaul - First Look!

Disney Parks Announces Splash Mountain is Officially Getting a 'Princess & The Frog' Overhaul - First Look!

Disney Parks just made a huge announcement regarding Splash Mountain!

The classic ride will officially be getting turned into a Princess and the Frog themed attraction at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

“Today we are thrilled to share a first glimpse of a project Imagineers have been working on since last year. Splash Mountain – at both Disneyland park in California and Magic Kingdom park in Florida – will soon be completely reimagined,” Disney Parks said on their blog. “The theme is inspired by an all-time favorite animated Disney film, “The Princess and the Frog.” We pick up this story after the final kiss, and join Princess Tiana and Louis on a musical adventure – featuring some of the powerful music from the film – as they prepare for their first-ever Mardi Gras performance.”

“Tiana is a modern, courageous, and empowered woman, who pursues her dreams and never loses sight of what’s really important. It’s a great story with a strong lead character, set against the backdrop of New Orleans and the Louisiana bayou. In 1966, Walt himself opened New Orleans Square when it became the first new ‘land’ added to Disneyland park, so it feels natural to link the story and the incredible music of The Princess and the Frog to our parks,” they added.

Voice of Tiana, Anika Noni Rose, shared her reaction to the exciting news.

“It is really exciting to know that Princess Tiana’s presence in both Disneyland and Magic Kingdom will finally be fully realized! As passionate as I am about what we created, I know the fans are going to be over the moon. The Imagineers are giving us ‘The Princess and the Frog’ Mardi Gras celebration we’ve been waiting for, and I’m here for it!” she said.

Earlier this month, many fans called for the ride to be overhauled to fit the theme of the animated film amid the Black Lives Matter movement.

Disney also just announced that Disneyland’s planned phased reopening may be pushed back from it’s original July 17th date.

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