Disney’s Splash Mountain to be renamed Tiana’s Bayou Adventure: Travel Weekly

Disney’s Splash Mountain will turn into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure just after the attraction is rethemed. The attraction is scheduled to open in the Florida and California parks in late 2024.

The identify was unveiled final week throughout Essence Fest in New Orleans.

The attraction’s retheme is centered on the 2009 animated movie “The Princess and the Frog,” which follows Princess Tiana on her journey to open up a restaurant in New Orleans in the 1920s.

Disney stated its Imagineers have been Large Quick regulars lately, touring to the town to get inspiration for the attraction and seek the advice of with cooks, academics and musicians.

“In a lot of methods, Tiana’s Bayou Journey is a really like letter to New Orleans,” mentioned Imagineer Charita Carter, government producer of relevancy activations. “Like the musical town that inspired this attraction, Tiana’s next act is about a neighborhood doing work in harmony to achieve a little something remarkable. She reminds us of an immutable real truth we can all relate to: ‘If you do your best just about every and each individual working day, superior factors are confident to arrive your way.’ And which is a melody we can all sing along to!” 

Disney announced it would retheme Splash Mountain in 2020. It is aspect of a much larger diversity and inclusion initiative in the course of the Walt Disney Company. Splash Mountain, which opened in Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom in 1992, is dependent on the 1946 movie “Track of the South,” considered by critics as racist and offensive for its portrayal of Black people.