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Splash Mountain Announcement for Disneyland

Rich T

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Splash Mtn. isn’t being replaced. It’s being rethemed.

And, I’m sorry, but I’m being realistic. A ride based on the characters and music from Song of the South in a social media era under the ownership of a mega-corporation is a no-go.

It’s amazing that it lasted this long. And Tony Baxter would probably never have chosen the characters and music from SotS as the ride’s theme if he knew how culturally insensitive the film’s animated characters would be considered 30+ years later.

I’m not putting down anyone who loves Splash 1.0– I like it a lot. But the flume ride isn’t going away, the DL version has never told its story very well, and the wonderful music will be available to listen to forever.
 

THE 1HAPPY HAUNT

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I mean, wasn't one of the most popular reasons I've seen for justifying the retheme is that they can keep the bayou sets? Wouldn't tearing out the bayou sets and replacing them with the streets of New Orleans be incredibly expensive?

And why the heck would logs be floating down the street of New Orleans? Nothing about this makes sense...
why would there be streets of new orleans inside a mountain?
 

THE 1HAPPY HAUNT

Well-Known Member
Splash Mtn. isn’t being replaced. It’s being rethemed.

And, I’m sorry, but I’m being realistic. A ride based on the characters and music from Song of the South in a social media era under the ownership of a mega-corporation is a no-go.

It’s amazing that it lasted this long. And Tony Baxter would probably never have chosen the characters and music from SotS as the ride’s theme if he knew how culturally insensitive the film’s animated characters would be considered 30+ years later.

I’m not putting down anyone who loves Splash 1.0– I like it a lot. But the flume ride isn’t going away, the DL version has never told its story very well, and the wonderful music will be available to listen to forever.
No its being replaced. That's like saying 'Haunted Mansion is not being replaced its being rethemed" if HMH was to be permanent. Same building, but not remotely the same ride. Sure it will still be a log ride with same track layout but what made Splash Mountain what it was, will be gone forever so, no, it will not be Splash Mountain anymore. You are wrong. Ask those in EPCOT if they consider FROZEN a retheme of MAELSTROM and not a complete replacement.
 
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celluloid

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Splash Mtn. isn’t being replaced. It’s being rethemed.

And, I’m sorry, but I’m being realistic. A ride based on the characters and music from Song of the South in a social media era under the ownership of a mega-corporation is a no-go.

It’s amazing that it lasted this long. And Tony Baxter would probably never have chosen the characters and music from SotS as the ride’s theme if he knew how culturally insensitive the film’s animated characters would be considered 30+ years later.

I’m not putting down anyone who loves Splash 1.0– I like it a lot. But the flume ride isn’t going away, the DL version has never told its story very well, and the wonderful music will be available to listen to forever.
Well at least you are sorry about it.

We all know how consistent, long lasting and reasonable social media trends are these days. There is sure no way that there could ever be the same attack over Princess Tiana and the stereotypes in the film Princess and The Frog. (hint, there already has been trouble with that, and it is about a small investment for the potential increase in revenue)
 

Inspired Figment

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They do sound like something that would be possible names for the retheme.
Hahaha! Yup, well, I got the inspiration from both the Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure (the original name was Remy’s Kitchen Calamity: A Ratatouille Adventure.. I believe) & DCA’s WEB Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure. Lol! Funny trend with the whole ‘character name + focus of the ride + other name for adventure : “movie title adventure” subtitle ‘ constantly being used.
 
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celluloid

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Yeah, they are standing on the shoulders of the name like a franchise and familiarity so there will be less confusion and to eat off of what is established.

Ironic isn't it? All the change because of the association, but the name will remain...which has become an association. This is because, it is about Return on Investment with as little investment as possible, and that includes name changing.
 

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