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

Sir_Cliff

Well-Known Member
This is how they'll compete with Epic Universe? My goodness. Close down one of your most beloved rides for years to change into something very few want instead of giving Tiana her own attraction.

I'm starting to wonder if WDW attendance is about to have a 3+ year long collapse. They have removed so much from the guest experience and are so incredibly out of touch with guests.

It's starting to feel like a shell of it's former self. With inflation, etc WDW in it's current awful state is really going to struggle.
I'm pretty sure it's mostly coincidental that this is opening close to whenever Epic Universe ends up opening. I don't think it's been planned with the idea it will lure guests away.
 

bryanfze55

Well-Known Member
Just listing some classic Disney attraction names:


Snow Whites Scary Adventure

Adventure Through Inner Space

Mr Toads Wild Ride

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Submarine Voyage


This new name fits right in. Y’all lament too much.
Only two of those have the word “adventure”. And on Mr. Toad you get drunk and go to hell, so idk how the **** else to describe it but “wild ride”.
 

DCBaker

Premium Member
Here's the new look for Tiana from the EssenceFest panel this afternoon -

"From researching prevailing trends of the 1920s – the era in which our story takes place – to looking through family archives, the team ensured Tiana’s look was historically accurate and authentic to the character. “Tiana was equally at home in the bayou as she was at a banquet,” Muldrow said. “We wanted her look to reflect that, and be a compliment to the story’s setting.”

Attendees heard about the creative process as well, and the considerations taken in developing a unique hairstyle for Tiana. The team placed emphasis on the versatility of Black women’s hair and its significance to our identity across geographies and generations.

There’s an important story about the Black community that needs to be told, and to be able to do it at ESSENCE Fest is something special. Ida shared in our intention and enthusiasm for revealing this concept at ESSENCE Fest. “Our efforts are a tribute to the beauty and dignity of all the proud Black women who came before us,” Muldrow said. “And to their great-grand daughters joining us on the journey today, we’re celebrating with you.” Our team has spent a great deal of time to ensure our representation of Tiana is authentic, and giving festival goers a first look at that research proves we’re doing something right."

 

Coaster Lover

Well-Known Member
In the Parks
No
The name is terrible. Theme parks REALLY need to stop using the word "adventure". It's so generic and cliche' at this point.

Remi's Ratatouille Adventure
Tiana's Bayou Adventure

is this going to be a trend?
It's par for the course at this point...

Ariel's Undersea Adventure
Ellen's Energy Adventure
Indiana Jones Adventure (Tokyo)
The American Adventure
Snow Whites Adventure (Tokyo)
Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure
Agent P's World Showcase Adventure
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: Movie Set Adventure

Not to mention...
Adventureland
Adventurer's By Disney
Adventurer's Club
Society of Explorers and Adventurers
 

Tom Morrow

Well-Known Member
So the problem is Disney's overreliance on the word "adventure"? Its inclusion alone makes the title terrible? Come on, people! Criticism loses its meaning when it veers into such hyperbole.

It's really not hyperbole. How hard is it for a multi billion dollar entertainment company to give each ride a unique name that isn't uninspired and derivative of other existing names?

It's par for the course at this point...

Ariel's Undersea Adventure
Ellen's Energy Adventure
Indiana Jones Adventure (Tokyo)
The American Adventure
Snow Whites Adventure (Tokyo)
Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure
Agent P's World Showcase Adventure
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: Movie Set Adventure

Not to mention...
Adventureland
Adventurer's By Disney
Adventurer's Club
Society of Explorers and Adventurers

Islands of Adventure
Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
Adventure Island

and the list is way way longer when we start digging in to regional parks.
 

bryanfze55

Well-Known Member
If this ride ends up being nearly as good as Indiana Jones Adventure, I’ll give the title a pass for sure. It has to feel like a real adventure rather than “hey let’s go see Tiana”.
 

LittleBuford

Well-Known Member
It's really not hyperbole. How hard is it for a multi billion dollar entertainment company to give each ride a unique name that isn't uninspired and derivative of other existing names?
To call it terrible is hyperbolic. Was the last attraction name with “adventure” in it similarly scorned? Did use of the word become uninspired and derivative only with this ride and not before?
 

Tom Morrow

Well-Known Member
To call it terrible is hyperbolic. Was the last attraction name with “adventure” in it similarly scorned? Did use of the word become uninspired and derivative only with this ride and not before?

Remi's Ratatouille Adventure and Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure are also terrible, if that helps. They're terrible because they're derivative and uninspired.
 

MisterPenguin

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Terrible name. No reason not to keep the “Splash Mountain” name and just retheme the contents of the ride.

It’s going to hurt a lot more when we get a book report ride through projection mapped scenes.

Also, why does every single ride now need a colon somewhere in the title?
Splash Mountain was a terrible name. Had nothing to do with the story of the ride. It wasn't a mountain in the story, nor in real life (50 feet do not a mountain make). And the 'splash' part of the name was from Eisner who wanted to promote the film, "Splash."

Imagine the hoots and hollers the ride's name would have received if it opened in the Internet Age.
  • They're just recycling America Sings AAs... no new AAs is just Eisner being cheap.
  • You know, in the story, it's specifically a "hill." Disney is over doing it calling everything a 'mountain'!!
  • Can you believe it's called "Splash" not because of actual splashing, but because Eisner wanted to promote "Splash" the movie??!!!
  • Y'all know this is from a racist movie, right?
 

Skywise

Well-Known Member
I thought one of the reasons given for *not* changing it is that the general public is unaware of the characters' connection to a clearly racist movie.

But, now, you presume the general public will be aware that the reason for the change is because of that association, but, will disagree so much with that assessment, that they will then boycott the ride featuring a Disney princess because they really, really love the B'rer characters, whose animated shorts can only be seen on bootleg YouTube videos?

Ok.
Correct - the public didn't know or care - it's only because DisneyCorp(tm) CLAIMED during the riots of 2020 that they were changing it because it was racist. You can't go back and rewrite history just to win an internet argument.
 

bryanfze55

Well-Known Member
Splash Mountain was a terrible name. Had nothing to do with the story of the ride. It wasn't a mountain in the story, nor in real life (50 feet do not a mountain make). And the 'splash' part of the name was from Eisner who wanted to promote the film, "Splash."

Imagine the hoots and hollers the ride's name would have received if it opened in the Internet Age.
  • They're just recycling America Sings AAs... no new AAs is just Eisner being cheap.
  • You know, in the story, it's specifically a "hill." Disney is over doing it calling everything a 'mountain'!!
  • Can you believe it's called "Splash" not because of actual splashing, but because Eisner wanted to promote "Splash" the movie??!!!
  • Y'all know this is from a racist movie, right?
Simple names are good. I shouldn’t have to tell my kids “Come on rascals, let’s go ride Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout!”
 

Sir_Cliff

Well-Known Member
Remi's Ratatouille Adventure and Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure are also terrible, if that helps. They're terrible because they're derivative and uninspired.
I'm not sure I find the name terrible as such, but I must say that seeing all the examples of where Disney and other parks stick Adventure into a title, it does seem lazy and a bit of a crutch as a naming convention. Not just in this case, but more generally.

It's also notable that none of those "Adventure" rides have titles that have worked their way into the popular consciousness in the manner of a Pirates of the Caribbean, Autopia, Matterhorn, or, well, Splash Mountain.
 

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