Splash Mountain re-theme announced

BasiltheBatLord

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One of the interesting effects of this is that Tokyo is going to become even more of a time capsule of what the American parks used to be like. They still have the original PotC auction scene and they'll still have Splash, at least for now.
 

SpaceMountain75

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Does this mark the official end of caring about thematic integrity? I know there have been some stretches to make certain attractions fit before (ironically including Splash Mountain in Frontierland), but it seems like the new mentality is to just lackadaisically insert IP into areas that don’t make sense at all. Bayous in the frontier? Guardians of the Galaxy in 1930s Hollywood? They’re becoming less theme parks and more amusement parks by the second.
 

Yert3

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You are missing my point. If you know something has a racist past - no matter how much they cleaned it up... why keep it?
Because the past is irrelevant to the present. Henry Ford was an anti-semite and nazi sympathizer (a true fact. Unlike the false claims about Walt) And yet I don’t see Ford changing their company name and I’ve known two Jewish families that strictly drive ford cars. Imagine that.
 

RCID

Member
I don’t why I expected more from some people who use this site. For some, your bigotry is shining like the second star to the right. You’re offended/mad/(fill in the blank) about a ride!?

Nostalgia is a part of the problem that keeps the country from moving forward. Feeling like its owed to you for a company you don’t run to keep things the way they were “back in the day” despite it offending somebody. Yes we give them our money and that means something but if you don’t like it don’t ride or just stop visiting. But they way some of you downplay the affects these type of things have on people is the true disgusting part. I really hope this thread gets closed...
I’m with you and I think it’s probably the right move. It just impacts my Personal desire to go. I’m not gonna go spend money on something when I don’t get as much enjoyment out of it.
 

PrincessNelly_NJ

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They probably would, because the 1989 Magic Kingdom had more interesting stuff to see and do than the current Magic Kingdom. Not even talking about the rides, but all of the really neat stuff that's been eliminated in the past couple of decades like the unique, themed stores.

We can agree to disagree. I enjoy the classics like Space Mountain as much as the next person but if Disney said it was being replaced with something new, I'd be fine with it. I enjoy all rides - old & new.
 

wdwmagic

Administrator
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If planned for over a year, how come this was just refurbished?

And to those saying it needed an update and we can't expect people to visit a park with old attractions....I dunno about your visits, but every time I've been Splash has huge lines and is always extremely popular.

Is it too much to expect anything from Splash to be left, like the characters or ANYTHING? Or will they act like it never existed?

At least they can't take away our memories. Not yet anyway! I'm so so happy I created a scrapbook to always look back on.

Look, I may fall in love with this new theme, could be one of the absolute best attractions in the park. But it cuts deep to know it had to come at the loss of something so deeply integrated in Disney park culture.

With controversial changes, they typically leave some small detail from the previous ride to appease the fans and for the social media people to Instagram. But largely I would expect there to be no trace of it.
 

Jrn14

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Splash Mountain is my favorite ride in the Magic Kingdom, but I'm still kind of excited about this. I hopefully will get to ride it again before it goes down for the re-theme. My two hopes are they don't skimp on the budget an put in some quality animatronics and second the plot of the ride worries me a little... I know people don't love book reports but I feel like i'd rather have just a book report of the movie.... If I dont' get a scary voodoo themed room with Dr. Facilier singing "Friends on the Other Side" I'll be sad.
 

PrincessNelly_NJ

Well-Known Member
Because the past is irrelevant to the present. Henry Ford was an anti-semite and nazi sympathizer (a true fact. Unlike the false claims about Walt) And yet I don’t see Ford changing their company name and I’ve known two Jewish families that strictly drive ford cars. Imagine that.

The past is not irrelevant when the topic is the ongoing treatment of minorities though. Thats why disney is changing it.
 

themerebear6453

Active Member
I'm so excited for this!!! Splash Mountain is one of my favorite rides at Disney World, but The Princess and the Frog is one of my favorite Disney movies, and it works so well for this ride! The riverboat at the end, riding on log, think of the fireflies and how beautiful that could be, and the stained glass scenes. This could be absolutely gorgeous. I will miss singing Zip-a-dee-doo-da, but I also think they will find ways to incorporate that song into the ride somehow. Like, Louis could play it for a bit on his trumpet then go back to whatever song they're singing. I understand not wanting your favorite ride to change. I was devastated when they changed Maelstrom since that was my favorite ride. Hopefully Disney does this retheme justice and makes it something we can all love!
 

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