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Disney World closing Splash Mountain to make way for a new adventure

Disney Fans, take note! Splash Mountain, a famous attraction at Walt Disney World in Florida, is about to close. The attraction will shut down permanently at the Magic Kingdom on January 23. Disneyland in California has not yet made any announcements on its closure, but Disney Imagineers recently provided further details regarding Tiana's Bayou Adventure, which will replace Splash Mountain. The Princess and the Frog, a classic Disney animated film, is continued in the new attraction, which is scheduled to debut in 2024 at both Disneyland and Disney World.

How long will Splash Mountain be operational then? The attraction will stop running at Disney World on January 22. On the websites and applications for Disney World and Disneyland, visitors can check the daily availability of Splash Mountain. Splash Mountain at Tokyo Disney Resort, owned by Oriental Land Company and operated under license from Disney, is not currently slated to undergo any changes.

Disney had declared that Tiana's Bayou Adventure would debut in late 2024 at both Disneyland and Disney World. Disney World recently declared that it is no longer necessary to indicate "late" when referring to the Florida attraction and can instead just state that it will open in 2024.

What about the Splash Mountain narrative, though? In "Tiana's Bayou Adventure," which takes place a year after the events of "The Princess and the Frog," Tiana tries to improve her community by starting Tiana's Foods, an employee-owned cooperative housed inside a mountain from Splash Mountain. In order to maintain realism and give Tiana's world depth, the mountain will be changed into a salt dome similar to those found on Louisiana's Avery Island.

All of the beloved characters from "The Princess and the Frog," spoken by their original actors, will be present in Tiana's Bayou Adventure, along with some brand-new pals like an otter, rabbit, raccoon, turtle, beaver, and opossum. Much as in the movie and in the background of New Orleans, music will play a significant part in the voyage as well.

Splash Mountain is closing, but why? The present Br'er Rabbit tale is related to the 1946 Disney film "Song of the South," which has drawn flak for its depiction of life on a plantation. Disney revealed in 2020 that it had been working on a change since 2019 in response to a petition asking for the theme to be changed. Before it shuts down at the end of the month, don't miss your chance to experience Splash Mountain!


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