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

matt9112

Well-Known Member
For people complaining about the footprint Jungle Cruise takes up, they need to look at Tom Sawyer Island first.

I agree with that…. Granted that’s probably harder….more expensive land to use. The concept of Tom Sawyer island just doesn’t mesh well with the modern attendance.
 

Poseidon Quest

Well-Known Member
Not for Studios...

It doesn't seem plausible to me that it would go in Epic, even if Illumination is supposed to have representation there. I was under the assumption that the statement referred to meet and greets and the attraction doesn't seem to fit with the current progress we're seeing in the park. So does that mean... Islands somewhere? Tearing down the theater near Toon Lagoon?
 

Rhinocerous

Premium Member
I personally feel they should set aside the DisneyQuest building and create a residency program for Kevin Perjurer where he could put his group of mad scientists to work faithfully recreating defunct Disney attractions in a fully immersive VR setting.
I have been pushing a very similar idea for years. Use something like the Cyberspace Mountain or Sum of All Thrills tech to simulate departed ride experiences. Change the menu regularly to keep people coming back. Use the "Disney vault" model. If a ride is in refurb, consider adding it to the list. Maybe even seasonal overlays. They love to play on nostalgia. This would be a huge revenue generator for them. They should also do detailed 360° scans of all existing rides. Sell merch in the gift shop. It's a license to print money.
 

celluloid

Well-Known Member
I have been pushing a very similar idea for years. Use something like the Cyberspace Mountain or Sum of All Thrills tech to simulate departed ride experiences. Change the menu regularly to keep people coming back. Use the "Disney vault" model. If a ride is in refurb, consider adding it to the list. Maybe even seasonal overlays. They love to play on nostalgia. This would be a huge revenue generator for them. They should also do detailed 360° scans of all existing rides. Sell merch in the gift shop. It's a license to print money.
Even better than that. They realized people buy the merch of extinct attractions anyway without needing the big ROI.
 

Communicora

Premium Member
Better yet, move It's a Small World to EPCOT
Season 6 No GIF by Friends
 

Touchdown

Well-Known Member
It doesn't seem plausible to me that it would go in Epic, even if Illumination is supposed to have representation there. I was under the assumption that the statement referred to meet and greets and the attraction doesn't seem to fit with the current progress we're seeing in the park. So does that mean... Islands somewhere? Tearing down the theater near Toon Lagoon?
The rumors aren’t for Epic either. Rumors point to IOA (toon lagoon stadium)
 

SplashZander

Well-Known Member
If I had to guess.

Splash closes 09/12/22

PatF opens 05/24/24

If you don’t think they can retheme a ride in a year and a half you’re blinded by the current construction pace and a hatred by modern Disney.
 

Kirby86

Well-Known Member
Hunh, new music videos from PatF today. Wonder why just now? Hmmm...




Could be ride related could be nothing. I only say that because outside of the new films the uploads for Disney vevo don't really have a pattern. You had most of your classic princess stuff up for years. They also only put up Peter Pan songs earlier this year. They even put a singalong for following the leader. But back to the topic if I was a betting man I'd put a dollar on it being Splash related. At least for that festival in New Orleans.
 

MagicHappens1971

Well-Known Member
If I had to guess.

Splash closes 09/12/22

PatF opens 05/24/24

If you don’t think they can retheme a ride in a year and a half you’re blinded by the current construction pace and a hatred by modern Disney.
Unless Tron is opening September 12, 2022, I don't see Splash going down before the busy holiday season. Even if Tron does, I would still expect them to keep it open until its typical after marathon weekend January closure. If the rumors of sets/pieces being deep into fabrication are true, a January 2023 closure could still allow for a Summer 2024 opening, if they hustle.
 

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