Disney Praised for Splash Mountain Revamp, 'Racist' Theme Removal

Travel July 1, 2022
Disney Praised for Splash Mountain Revamp, 'Racist' Theme Removal

From Newsweek by Emma Mayer

Disney theme park fans are ecstatic about the new name for Disney's Splash Mountain, praising the company on Twitter for finally removing the "racist" origins of the ride.

Disney announced on Friday that the Splash Mountain attractions in both California's Disneyland and Florida's Walt Disney World will officially be renamed Tiana's Bayou Adventure, inspired by Disney's 2009 animated film, The Princess And The Frog.

The film, which features Disney's first Black princess, will be the theme for the new ride, whose makeover was announced in 2020 and will be completed by 2024 at both parks, the company said.

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