Disneyland’s Splash Mountain Closes Next Week & MickeyBlog Will Be There
A nearly 34-year-old landmark of the Disneyland Resort will bid fans farewell next week. Critter Country’s Splash Mountain is closing, to make way for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, and MickeyBlog will be there to say goodbye.
Change Within the Parks
Although inevitable, for some Disney fans, change within the Parks is difficult. Walt Disney’s vision allowed for adjustments, but that doesn’t make it any easier.
In a famous quote referencing the Happiest Place on Earth, Walt stated, “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.”
While fans certainly don’t mind when new experiences are implemented within the Parks, replacing them is a whole different story. Then, there are those, like me, who welcome reimaginings.
As a multiyear Disneyland Annual Passholder who loved Splash Mountain (in fact, it’s my son’s favorite ride) I’m looking forward to the change. The way I see it, I’ve had my fair share of time to experience the original, and am excited to see a new concept.
Tiana’s Bayou Adventure
Splash Mountain is currently based on a controversial movie from 1946. The new ride takes its inspiration from Disney’s 2009, animated film, The Princess and the Frog.
Concept art shared by Disney looks simply spectacular. An immersive storyline, a new soundtrack, and loads of fan-favorite characters will provide a whole new experience.
There are 5 days left to pay tribute to Disneyland’s original Splash Mountain. On May 31, construction commences on the Critter Country ride.
MickeyBlog will be paying Disneyland a special visit next week to say farewell. No doubt, the crowds will come out in full force, for one last ride.
If you’re a fan of the original Splash Mountain, and can’t be there in person, stay tuned. We’ll be bringing you the latest news from Southern California next week.