News Splash Mountain retheme to Princess and the Frog - Tiana's Bayou Adventure

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EagleScout610

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Next year the Disney+ Series will start to air, and I'm sure the shut down of Splash won't be far behind.
That's what I'm kind of gathering as well. They can make an episode of the show that features them on a river, toss in a western-ish episode and you have the stories for both coast. Then just wait until Toontown is done in CA and everything in FL is done and there we go.
 

Midwest Elitist

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That's what I'm kind of gathering as well. They can make an episode of the show that features them on a river, toss in a western-ish episode and you have the stories for both coast. Then just wait until Toontown is done in CA and everything in FL is done and there we go.
That sounds incredibly lame.
 

GoneForGood

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That's what I'm kind of gathering as well. They can make an episode of the show that features them on a river, toss in a western-ish episode and you have the stories for both coast. Then just wait until Toontown is done in CA and everything in FL is done and there we go.
I thought they'd find some way to slip the ride backstory/structure into it. But I believe in that teaser they released a while back they mentioned the show is going to take place mostly in Maldonia.
 

owlsandcoffee

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I really like PatF, if I'm bein honest. Still not thrilled with it's placement in Frontierland. I can't really say anything about Splash itself cause I never rode it (fake fan, fake fan) but I get why people don't want it to be changed
 

Yert3

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Regardless of how anyone feels about the attraction or the retheme or whatever, this state of an attraction in a Disney park looking like is is 10000% unacceptable, holy cats. This is PITIFUL. The fact that this is a lightening lane option is disgusting.
Still doesnโ€™t look or sound near as bad as it did in 2012. It honestly looks okay, not great, but okay.
 

Ghost93

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It feels like it's been forever since the remake was announced. I understand wanting to keep the ride as is open throughout the 50th anniversary, but hopefully, they begin work on the retheme sometime in 2023. If they give it the budget it deserves it could be spectacular. My only worries are Bob Chapek going cheap on the retheme budget. In Magic Kingdom especially a retheme wouldn't be limited to just the ride itself, but also the surrounding area (right now it's in the middle of Frontierland, which is very out of place for a PatF attraction).
 

Ghost93

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Still in horrible condition but hey, at least B'rer Bear got his carrots back

I think since they know the ride's days as is are limited, there is much less incentive to spend money to get it back up to top tier shape.

In fact, Disney may want the current version of the ride to look awful and broken so people think less fondly of it. That way, when they do the retheme, the new PatF Splash will seem SO MUCH BETTER in comparison to the worn down, broken, glitchy and neglected version of the current SOTS Splash.
 

WDWJoeG

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I think since they know the ride's days as is are limited, there is much less incentive to spend money to get it back up to top tier shape.

In fact, Disney may want the current version of the ride to look awful and broken so people think less fondly of it. That way, when they do the retheme, the new PatF Splash will seem SO MUCH BETTER in comparison to the worn down, broken, glitchy and neglected version of the current SOTS Splash.
Does a single person actually think this "update" will be SO MUCH BETTER on any level? We know it will involve the removal of AA's, awkwardly ramming some lame "story" into the attraction, and removing some of the most beloved iconic elements of any Disney attraction in the world like "Zip A Dee Doo Dah".

But THANK GOD, we are addressing that enormous demand for more PATF in the parks! Now if we can also address all of that built-up demand for Rescuers Down Under while we're at it!
 

ToTBellHop

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Still in horrible condition but hey, at least B'rer Bear got his carrots back

Most of the ride looks much better than last time I rode, but the Laughing Place is deplorable. I get that AAs are complicated to fix, but there is no excuse for all those broken water effects on a water ride.
 

ToTBellHop

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Does a single person actually think this "update" will be SO MUCH BETTER on any level? We know it will involve the removal of AA's, awkwardly ramming some lame "story" into the attraction, and removing some of the most beloved iconic elements of any Disney attraction in the world like "Zip A Dee Doo Dah".

But THANK GOD, we are addressing that enormous demand for more PATF in the parks! Now if we can also address all of that built-up demand for Rescuers Down Under while we're at it!
I think PatF is indeed underrepresented in the parks. Build a ride at DHS.
 

MisterPenguin

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Does a single person actually think this "update" will be SO MUCH BETTER on any level? We know it will involve the removal of AA's, awkwardly ramming some lame "story" into the attraction, and removing some of the most beloved iconic elements of any Disney attraction in the world like "Zip A Dee Doo Dah".

But THANK GOD, we are addressing that enormous demand for more PATF in the parks! Now if we can also address all of that built-up demand for Rescuers Down Under while we're at it!
Repeated in this thread for the umpteenth time:

The re-theme is not about getting more PatF in MK, it is about scrubbing SotS from the record. SotS goes away from Disney for a long time, if not forever. That leaves an attraction that needs a new overlay. Regardles of what that overlay is going to be or what one would like it to be, the SotS overlay will be removed.

Debate the merits of which at one's own peril regarding the forum's no-politics rule.
 

Sir_Cliff

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I think PatF is indeed underrepresented in the parks. Build a ride at DHS.
I tend to agree with the perspective that this is about replacing SotS more than PatF needing more representation in the parks.

If anything, that is one IP that is represented far beyond any demonstrable popularity with meet and greets and in the nighttime spectaculars. Coco, for example, continues to place in the top 20 streaming movies and still has a relatively minor presence in the parks and Encanto is almost entirely absent from WDW despite being Disney's hottest property right now.
 

WDWJoeG

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I tend to agree with the perspective that this is about replacing SotS more than PatF needing more representation in the parks.

If anything, that is one IP that is represented far beyond any demonstrable popularity with meet and greets and in the nighttime spectaculars. Coco, for example, continues to place in the top 20 streaming movies and still has a relatively minor presence in the parks and Encanto is almost entirely absent from WDW despite being Disney's hottest property right now.
I mean, come on it was the 32nd biggest film of that year, it was HUGE!

Not as big as those other culturally resonating classics that came out that year such as "It's Complicated" or "Couples Retreat" of course, but HUGE!

And of course it didn't come close to that animated classic "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" that came out that same year, but oh yes, it was HUGE!!!

And it made less than half of "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" from that same year, but it was HUGE!!!

Now that Disney owns Fox, maybe we can convert Pirates or Mansion to Alvin and the Chipmunks seeing as it was over TWICE as big as PATF!

(Rationalization is fun!)
 
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Ghost93

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Does a single person actually think this "update" will be SO MUCH BETTER on any level? We know it will involve the removal of AA's, awkwardly ramming some lame "story" into the attraction, and removing some of the most beloved iconic elements of any Disney attraction in the world like "Zip A Dee Doo Dah".

But THANK GOD, we are addressing that enormous demand for more PATF in the parks! Now if we can also address all of that built-up demand for Rescuers Down Under while we're at it!
My point is that even if the retheme is mediocre, Disney may let the original version fall into ruin so that no matter how cheap the retheme is, it looks amazing in comparison to the OG Splash Mountain.
 
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