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

MisterPenguin

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I think he meant closing date.
Since we never were given a closing date, either previously, or a newly delayed closing date, then the claim that the closing date keeps getting delayed is incoherent. There was never a commitment to any time frame except the newly announced opening date for TBA.
 

yensidtlaw1969

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I heard the queue is a lot better at MK. To me I think that should add some points to MKs version.
The queue at MK is indeed longer, more richly themed, and transports you before the ride even begins in a way that Disneyland's does not. Unfortunately, it is one of the places where WDW's Pirates has had a noticeable decline over its lifespan, but it is still also the place where a Disneylander would likely be most impressed by the Florida Pirates. Even having lost some of its richness, the WDW Pirates Queue is still worthy of envy.

Disneyland Paris got nearly the best of both worlds in this regard - their queue is remniscent of WDW's (a bit shorter, I think, but even more richly themed), and then the ride proper is a restructured version of Disneyland's attraction (I think also slightly shorter, or perhaps just a little faster), featuring both the full Town scenes as well as a Cavern sequence at the end that is closer to Disneyland's in substance than WDW's shortened caves. They also have a great Fortress Facade that outdoes the WDW exterior, and the Adventureland surrounding the attraction absolutely adds to the feel of the whole thing.
 
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crazy4disney

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In the Parks
No
Since we never were given a closing date, either previously, or a newly delayed closing date, then the claim that the closing date keeps getting delayed is incoherent. There was never a commitment to any time frame except the newly announced opening date for TBA.
Technically we are about 2 years past its the closing date considering how racist and problematic the ride is. It should have been shuttered immediately 😉.
 

Anteater

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Oh its sarcasm. Guess you havent seen any of my old posts….
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disneyglimpses

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I have no idea if this actually happened I do know that Disney would absolutely announce an opening date with absolutely zero intention of actually hitting it. Everything you saw/heard last weekend was a knee jerk response to Anika Noni Rose's 2024 claim. All of it. They had no prior plans of making any Splash Mountain announcements this past weekend.

So, I would consider the late 2024 date to be basically nonsense. That being said, expect the attraction to close after the winter holidays. If they are actually serious about it, it would be closing at the end of August and we'd have a closing date.
 

disneyglimpses

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When Disney does finally announce a closing date, will they bring back merch for one last time? It would be the nice thing to do, but I doubt they will.
 

crazy4disney

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In the Parks
No
I have no idea if this actually happened I do know that Disney would absolutely announce an opening date with absolutely zero intention of actually hitting it. Everything you saw/heard last weekend was a knee jerk response to Anika Noni Rose's 2024 claim. All of it. They had no prior plans of making any Splash Mountain announcements this past weekend.

So, I would consider the late 2024 date to be basically nonsense. That being said, expect the attraction to close after the winter holidays. If they are actually serious about it, it would be closing at the end of August and we'd have a closing date.
We riot if it closes before i get there this summer lol.
 

Ghost93

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An unannounced closing would not surprise me in this case. If they are truly trying to avoid any attention on the existing attraction at all, that would be the way to do it.
I can maybe see a very short-notice announcement just to confirm that the ride is gone for good. Maybe a "Splash Mountain to permanently close next week!" type of announcment.
 

crazy4disney

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In the Parks
No
An unannounced closing would not surprise me in this case. If they are truly trying to avoid any attention on the existing attraction at all, that would be the way to do it.
They have kept this ride open for this long. If they close it down before years end to hep w the Christmas and New years crowds they should be ashamed. I dont care if Tron opens toMorrow. And ive gone every year for Thanksgiving etc. its far from too cold to ride it so thats excuse isnt going to fly either…
 

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