‘Splash Mountain’ Permanently Closed, Replaced at Disneyland Following Racism Allegations
After over 40 years of operation, Disneyland’s “Splash Mountain” ride permanently closed its doors Jan. 23 to be re-themed as “Princess Tiana’s Bayou Adventure” and will reopen as such in 2024, according to park officials.
While officials assert the ride’s water-fall-like structure and layout will not change, Disney “Imagineers” will remodel it after “The Princess and The Frog” characters and storyline.
Its previous theme, “Song of The South,” originated from Disney’s 1946 film featuring “Br’er Rabbit” and his adventures in the South, which came under fire in recent years by some for its allegedly racially insensitive undertones, according to multiple media reports….
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