Splash Mountain to be Re-imagined as “Princess and the Frog”
Disney has just announced that the iconic Splash Mountain attraction at both Disneyland Park and the Magic Kingdom will be re-imagined with a “Princess and the Frog” theme!
When the re-imagined Splash Mountain debuts, Guests will be immersed in scenes from “The Princess and the Frog” after the final kiss and join Princess Tiana and Louis on a musical adventure – featuring some of the powerful music from the movie – as they prepare for their first-ever Mardi Gras performance.
As we all know, Princess Tiana is a modern, courageous, and empowered woman who goes after her dreams while never losing sight of what’s really important. “The Princess and the Frog” features a strong, female lead character and is set on the Louisiana bayou and New Orleans.
Disney reached out to the voice of Princess Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog”, Tony Adward-winning actress, Anika Noni, to get her thoughts on the re-themeing of Splash Mountain. She said, “It is really exciting to know that Princess Tiana’s presence in both Disneyland and Magic Kingdom will finally be fully realized! As passionate as I am about what we created, I know the fans are going to be over the moon. The Imagineers are giving us ‘The Princess and the Frog’ Mardi Gras celebration we’ve been waiting for, and I’m here for it!”
Disney Imagineers are always looking for ways to build upon or elevate the experience and tell a fresh, relevant story. It’s an ongoing and deeply passionate process. Disney states, “The retheming of Splash Mountain is of particular importance today. The new concept is inclusive – one that all of our guests can connect with and be inspired by, and it speaks to the diversity of the millions of people who visit our parks each year.”
Charita Carter, the senior creative producer leading the project at Walt Disney Imagineering shared, “Like Princess Tiana, I believe that courage and love are the key ingredients for wonderful adventures. I am delighted to be a part of bringing this fun-filled experience to our guests.”
Imagineers are already drafting up conceptual design work and will soon be able to conduct preliminary reviews to develop a timeline for when the re-imagined Splash Mountain will debut at Disneyland Park and the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Until then, make sure to keep it here with MickeyBlog.com for all the latest!
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