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Splash Mountain Announcement for Disneyland

Dear Prudence

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It’s really not that tough of a message to build on though even for first time audiences. If they had more to share they could still open with the company’s interest in promoting inclusion, then dovetail quickly into new concept art and even a generic timeline.

Possible quotes Disney could include (in the spirit of corporate vernacular) but has thus far chosen not to:

“Fans of the original attraction will still have another year to experience this attraction while Imagineers complete their work on this exciting new inclusive and innovative concept”, &/or

“After we complete the new transformation of ToonTown, we’re excited to finally begin work bring another new experience to Disneyland park on the other side of the park, along the rivers bend as an expansion of New Orleans Square”; &/or

“As Walt said Disneyland will never be complete, and with these new reimagined experiences we’re excited to continue to refresh the park for contemporary audiences over the coming few years all in the spirit of the existing “character” of Walt’s park - with an emphasis on classic characters of new and old.”
They need to hire you as one of their copywriters. Seriously.
 

el_super

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It's interesting that you consider their word usage as purposeful and mindful, which is honestly just read to me like mindless regurgitation, saying a lot, but simultaneously absolutely nothing. (this is shade at them, not you, btw)

It's just sort of the way of the world now. They have to be careful what they say, so not to set off one group or the other. It's a really fine line to walk, when you're touting the importance of changing Splash Mountain, but you don't want to upset the people that consider themselves fans of the ride. You want people to be open to the change, and insulting them makes them less likely to be. It's in their best interest to say the words that have the highest potential to communicate without offense to all groups.

It’s really not that tough of a message to build on though even for first time audiences. If they had more to share they could still open with the company’s interest in promoting inclusion, then dovetail quickly into new concept art and even a generic timeline.

I think you missed some of the point here: new concept art and generic timeline are things that fans want to see. Specifically the fans that have already heard the Diversity and Inclusion spiel already. If it's not in Disney's interest to announce it during this conference of professionals, then they won't. It's not a matter of finding the right words, but the right timing.

There is a Destination D23 event coming up this weekend with a panel on the "Future of Disney Parks." I'm not saying that they are going to announce more at this event, but if they do, their silence up to this point would be justified because they felt they would add value to the event by making an exclusive announcement.
 
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Dear Prudence

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I saw that they bothered decorating Splash for Christmas. I always sort of wished they had decorated the queue area more. It would have been cute if all of the decorations were decoy traps for Brer shenanigans (a la the X-Box game). I'd like to think that the Xmas tree has hidden bees. :angelic:
 

Sharon&Susan

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So what do we think the chances are that a closing date gets announced at D23 this weekend?
I think the chances are pretty much zip (-a-dee-doo-dah) considering the announcement of the entirety of Toontown. I'm not expecting the DL ride to close until after Mickey reopens and they have a brand new shiny D Ticket to distract people with for the summer.
 

Dear Prudence

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Dear Prudence

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Splash Mountain is closing for refurbishment on January 10, 2022. No end date was given. Most likely an annual refurbishment

This is part of the annual refurbishments. I talked to cast members about it a month or so ago. It's not going to be down for so long as normal, though.
 

SoCalDisneyLover

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This is part of the annual refurbishments. I talked to cast members about it a month or so ago. It's not going to be down for so long as normal, though.
No, I think this is the real deal. Probably looking at a closure until 2023.

I wouldn't rely on the average cast member to know jack about what's going on. They'll be the last to know, even if they work the attraction.
 

VJ

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pfft, what does he know? probably being paid off by Big Theme Park. #doyourownresearch

/s

but seriously, there's no way disney is letting splash mountain close without a "Time To Be Movin' Along" merch line and a limited D23 event that costs $400 to be the last people ever to ride it
 

mickEblu

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Hmmm. The early January closure isn’t typical. But what is typical after the last year and a half we had?

With that said, I’ll be sure to get at least one Splash ride in on each of my next few visits
 
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