Disney’s Splash Mountain will grow to be Tiana’s Bayou Journey 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 all through Essence Fest in New Orleans.
The attraction’s retheme is primarily based on the 2009 animated movie “The Princess and the Frog,” which follows Princess Tiana on her journey to open up a cafe in New Orleans in the 1920s.
Disney stated its Imagineers have been Large Effortless regulars recently, touring to the town to get inspiration for the attraction and seek the advice of with cooks, lecturers and musicians.
“In quite a few techniques, Tiana’s Bayou Experience is a enjoy letter to New Orleans,” claimed Imagineer Charita Carter, executive producer of relevancy activations. “Like the musical metropolis that encouraged this attraction, Tiana’s 2nd act is about a community working in harmony to accomplish a thing incredible. She reminds us of an immutable truth of the matter we can all relate to: ‘If you do your very best just about every and each and every working day, great points are sure to come your way.’ And that’s a melody we can all sing together to!”
Disney announced it would retheme Splash Mountain in 2020. It can be section of a larger diversity and inclusion initiative in the course of the Walt Disney Business. Splash Mountain, which opened in Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom in 1992, is dependent on the 1946 film “Track of the South,” seen by critics as racist and offensive for its portrayal of Black folks.