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I think it’s hilarious to see disney Fans get so affected by a ride changing its theme. It’s like the Malestrom ride changing its theme to Frozen, except this change has better social commentary. And disney hasn’t even given any hint that the would even change it in the first place…
It kinda just feels like the Equivalent to disney fans who are trying to rally around a slightly racist statue so that it isn’t torn down and replaced with something else… it just feels like there are larger societal conversations taking place at the moment
They need to keep the ride as is! This is how Walt Disney wanted this ride and it should be kept as it is. Current events should not dictate a theme of a ride that has been in place for over 60 years. People that are “offended” of its theme need to realize it’s just a ride and just entertainment. There are so many other things happening right now in the world that it doesn’t seem like changing a theme of a ride should be that big of a priority. For me, when they make changes or take a certain part of a ride out due to “offended individuals” , it a) ruins the experience for everyone else that it does not offend and b) no one is forcing these individuals or twisting their arm to go on that ride or visit the park. For me, some of the changes they have already made almost ruin the magic. People just need to grow thicker skin and realize it’s just a fun ride and not worry about little things like a theme of a ride. There are bigger issues going on right now.
Thank you for saying it probably better than I could. I am so tired of people trying to apply what seems to be today’s standards to things from 20, 30 or more years ago. The movie is from over 70 years ago. Myself, I like the ride the way it is, for one, and why does this ride have to be themed to suit one particular race of people. Stop reading racism into things that are meant purely for our entertainment. Some of the things that are in Splash Mountain are from what had been their America Sings attraction. The large steamboat at the end of the ride was the finale of America Sings and instead of singing Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah as they do now, the song was Joy to the World made popular by the rock group Three Dog Night.
I have never seen anyone complain about the ride and have seen many black people ride it. The people that are constantly offended need to just go away. What’s next? Black ghosts on the Haunted Mansion.
There is absolutely no reason to change splash mountain. It is not themed after Song of the South itself, it’s themed after Bryer Rabbit. It took out all of the racially insensitive themes of the movie already. Like wtf, aren’t there bigger fish to fry? I already haven’t gotten to ride splash mountain in over 10 years because they’re always working on it whenever I get to go there. It’s my most nostalgically remembered ride from my childhood. Please, leave this one alone. I back all of these protests as they stand, but this is just ridiculous. Just like they need to leave Kimmel and Fallon alone, the PC Police need to get a life and go after other pressing issues. Please Disney, Please Please PLEASE!!!! Leave it alone. If you are going to change it then the Muppets is the way to go. But regardless it SHOULD NOT BE CHANGED!!!!!
i agree 100%
Actually, Walt Disney never had any plans of this type at all. He saw the log ride at Knott’s Berry Farm and didn’t like it. The reason the ride even exists is that there was a huge requirement from Michael Eisner to get more teenagers in the parks, so more “E-Ticket” rides. The budget, though, was very low, so this enabled the Imagineers to re-use the animatronics from America sings (the re-work of Carousel of Progress in Disneyland). Personally, after watching Song of the South online after not having seen it in MANY years, I think Disney is correct in not re-releasing it. But the ride actually removed some of the racial stereotypes, due in large part to the re-use of the America Sings animatronics. I personally think Princess and the Frog deserves its own attraction, not a re-work of another ride.
I couldn’t of said it any better myself and I’m black and white mix. I LOOOOOVE Splash Mountain
When you say “as Walt wanted it” you mean the ride he had no hand in making opened in 1989 a good 23 years after his death that was designed to make use out of old animatronics?
Leave as is!! Tiana is a beautiful princess and getting her own dream resteraunt.. likee in the movie!!! She is also front center at princess meets!! The idea of everything changing absurd…
It will be a sad day to ever lose brer rabbit and all of his friends..i danced in the hoedown with brer rabbit the last time i was there..it truly is my happy place..magic kingdom will certainly lose the magic for me if it gets changed
The attraction has only been in place for about 30 years and Walt had nothing to do with it. While I agree that the stories of B’rer fox and rabbit can be disassociated from the entirety of the film, it’s best to update the attraction for a new generation to enjoy.
I agree with your comments. No one asked people to go to Disney. If they don’t like it, go somewhere else. I am TOTALLY “offended” by MTV, but I don’t make a deal out of it. I just change the channel.
Wake up people–Those are cartoons come to life. There are many people–like me–who love that ride. If you want a different ride about black people, then make one. I’ll ride that one, too. I won’t be “offended” that the story is about fake black animals.
Changing it to Princess and Frog? Well, maybe that offends me.
Because we like it as it is. Is there anything wrong with that?
Matt, the big difference between Splash Mountain and Malestrom, Malestrom ridership was significant less and no one was riding it. It’s not the same.
Changing the Malestrom to Frozen Ever After only involved changing the interior. This change took two years to accomplish. If Disney changes the ride to the Princess and the Frog theme, changing the interior alone will not be sufficient. The exterior would have to be changed and the briar patch hauled away to have continuity of story. Disney imagineers would have to create a new exterior and interior. We learned for Frozen Ever After that interior only is 2 years. Interior and exterior may take 3 to 4 years. Putting the element of time aside, what about cost? Disney has lost billions in being closed due to covid 19. Many refurbishments already planned were put aside. I just don’t feel that it would feasible at this time. Ultimately, it is up to Disney executives.
Disnry is going to reimagine themselves out of business. You don’t get rid of a popular ride. Personally if things continue to go downhill like they are then I will no longer go to Disney. Maybe fans of splash mountain should simply not go to Disney and see how that hit Disney right where it counts in their pocketbook. Not sure how a bunch of animals are racist. The animals are based on African American folklore which you think people would want to celebrate. If anyone would actually watch song of the south ( on YouTube) you would see that Uncle a Remus is the hero of the story beloved by all children black and white. the story ends In a touching moment where uncle Remus zip Dee do day skips off into the sunset with is children friends showing the bond between all people whatever their color. If nothing else it allows a dialog about the way things used to be. I think tiana should get her own ride and restaurant. Disney needs to stop changing things or Walts vision will be ruined. and yes Walt had ideas for many things that were to be completed after hid death like splash mountain. Making a big deal about Splash Mountain starts a divide among races that children today didn’t even know existed and in a way is perpetuating a divide that does not have to exist. PS if they do change Splash Mountain then fans should not ride the new ride and see how Disney like having a new ride they spent billions on that is not as popular as the previous ride like the Figment ride.
That’s a good point. Maybe it will take so long and break down as much as Test Track did that we won’t have to see the ride again until someone with common sense takes over Disney and stops shoving PC garbage down everyone’s throat.
keep everything as it is at Disney World, it was named that for a reason, and I am sure it wasn’t considered to be against anyone at all. Would you want to go 2 or 3 yrs for them to change it for everyone? the lines are always so long now that people would not like it down for so long to replan and rebuild it
My favorite ride. I hate drops and I still ride it every time I go because the music is my favorite. I have never even seen song of the south and I’ve never even talked to someone who has seen it.
Please keep it as it is! One of our favorite rides. It’s just cute characters and catchy music. Some people get offended over anything. I’m from the country and I’ve heard enough Redneck jokes to choke a horse, but I just laugh and keep going. I’m not demanding everyone change just because my feelings may get hurt. Just saying.
Leave it as it is!!! It’s fantasy for goodness sake!!
Most don’t understand what the story is. The story in splash mountain is done tastefully not showing any racism.
Leave it as is!!!!
Was the story that riveting to keep it the same? It’s a dead IP. Is Princess and the Frog such a box office hit that it needs a ride? If they were going to re-theme it, I’d think they would choose Moana, as it’s recent, a mega hit, and the whole thing pretty much takes place on a raft.
Moana is getting her own world in epcot
They should re-do it as Apple Dumpling Gang. Now that thar movie ain’t nuttin’ but good ol’ family fun!
I want to go on Splash Mountain in the future so please do not change it!
My family have been riding splash mountain for 30 years and never thought it was a harmful to the mind and heart ride.My kids and grandkids love the characters and song ,never questioned the theme.We bring our kids and grandchildren up with respect to all,there’s good and bad in all.Lets stop changing and start explaining if asked otherwise leave it alone.
Keep Splash Mountain as it is. People are being to sensitive. There’s nothing racist about the ride, the character, or even the movie, Song of the South. Uncle Remus was a nice old black man, not a slave, so get over it! The ride is all cartoon-like animals. Even the chara ter telling stories, like Uncle Remus did, is a frog in the ride. LEAVE SPLASH MOUNTAIN ALONE. If you want to change something, change that stupid boring race car ride.
Changing the theme is completely unnecessary and ridiculous. The movie Song of the South is about 80 years old and most people have not seen it nor care about it anymore. It left us some great songs (Zippity Doo Da) which is great, but ask anyone under age 40 where it came from and they’d draw a blank. There is not a racist or offensive tone at all to the ride or the use of the animated characters from the movie. For goodness sake, leave it alone.
People will find something offensive about everything, existent or non to make their case. This PC, cancel culture nonsense needs to stop. If you don’t like a book don’t buy it, don’t like a show don’t watch it. Don’t like a ride then stay off of it. Freedom of CHOICE.
Keep Splash Mountain as it is. People are being to sensitive. There’s nothing racist about the ride, the character, or even the movie, Song of the South. Uncle Remus was a nice old black man, not a slave, so get over it! The ride is all cartoon-like animals. Even the character telling stories, like Uncle Remus did, is a frog in the ride. LEAVE SPLASH MOUNTAIN ALONE. If you want to change something, change that stupid boring race car ride. I totally agree with Yvonne. Thank You!!
Keep Splash Mountain the way it is! The ride itself isn’t racist, people worked way to hard to make sure the ride is only loosely based off Song Of The South, and Splash Mountain doesn’t even touch on any racial topics. The ride is fine the way it is!
The ride debuted in DL in 1990. 30 years. Fact check. Also, scenes have been changed multiple times in POTC to be more respectful. I believe a change to SM would make plenty of sense. Just because something doesn’t blatantly scream racism or sexism, doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be changed if it has ties to racist or sexist concepts. Sure it is a part of our history, but evolution is inevitable and we reflect on our narrow minded ideas of the past and we learn and grow and change from them.
And the University of Texas fight song written in 1906 should be changed because the first performance was at a minstrel show with white people wearing blackface. That does not make the words of this song racist anymore than the use of characters from a movie associated with an actual genre of fiction (Uncle Remus is the fictional title character and narrator of a collection of black American folktales compiled and adapted by Joel Chandler Harris and published in book form in 1881. Uncle Remus is a collection of animal stories, songs, and oral folklore collected from southern black Americans. *Wikipedia – Uncle Remus) make this ride racist. If we change everything that has some unfavorable ties to the black community we will completely erase our history. If you live in the southern United States your town or county may be named after someone who fought for the Confederacy. Most Confederate Generals went to West Point and served in the United States Army until they decided that fighting for States rights was important enough for them to join the Confederacy. Should we demolish West Point? If you live anywhere in the country your town may be named after someone who held slaves. Maybe everybody should do some “real” digging into the history of this country instead of just listening to the Facebook/Instagram versions that are put out by people who haven’t done sufficient research and then grabbed by the media as full truth and presented to the world. Go to the library, educate yourself, read all the sides, not just the one you think you agree with. Try to learn something instead of making it up.
The only people offended by this ride are the ones obsessed with looking for something to be offended by.
This crud will NEVER END. This country is more divided now more than ever!
I really don’t understand what’s going on with Disney lately. Splash Mountain doesn’t even mention the movie Song of the South and only uses the animated parts so it doesn’t show racism of any kind. I think Disney should keep the attraction the way it is and if it’s necessary to build a new attraction based on Tiana and the Toad, go ahead. I am absolutely against racism, I will never understand that people are differentiated by skin color, we are all human beings! Having said that, I had the opportunity to see Song of the South again and although you can see a representation of idealized slavery the truth is that it takes so few minutes in the film that I don’t understand why it is given so much importance. The film actually focuses more on the child’s problems and the learning he receives from Uncle Remus’ stories. I think Disney should offer the public the opportunity to decide whether they want to see it or not, what you can’t do is censor it because then you would have to censor many other films, books, etc. and that would be an aberration. We must also learn from the mistakes of the past, not hide the past.
I believe it would be a huge mistake to change Splash Mountain, people love this ride and the characters shown are NOT offensive to anyone. This is one of Walt Disney’s creations that should stay as is, if someone feels it’s offensive than they can skip the ride. It offends me that people think one of my favorite classic rides needs to be changed. Disney it also offends me that you cast a woman of color to play Little Mermaid she is a beautiful ginger and should of stayed that way. I have almost all of the Disney classic cartoons and all of the new live action ones But will not buy a Little Mermaid who is not a ginger. Thanks for listening
Keep it the same, as is !
After we get rid of all Black American history, let’s work on Native American History. Which I happen to be, and am always mistaken for white, all this is so ignorant. America is so stupid, and spoiled. Nothing held sacred. if you erase history, the future generations cannot learn from it.
The original story of Brer Rabbit originated in African folklore and was brought to the new world and retold by slaves. It was a story about a weaker oppressed figure overcoming the larger brute by using his brains instead of his brawn. The whole Uncle Remus thing was added later. The ride only focuses on the original aspects of the story and is part of African history in a way.
Leave it alone….
People who find the ride offensive should not ride. Leave Splash Mountain as it is.
The Magic Kingdom map of the park associates the ride to “The Song of The South” movie. There’s no denying it’s based on a movie that is now considered to be in extremely poor taste. Disney has brought this argument on themselves by not changing it years ago (along with the Country Bear Jamboree). I don’t feel minorities are being over sensitive. Perhaps others are being insensitive. The Princess and the Frog may not be the best fit in Frontier Land, but with only a few minor cosmetic changes a bayou ride makes sense as a replacement. Will you really miss zippity doo dah?
I think its ridiculous that the world, tv and now a harmless ride has to change because of a few voice that want to bring discord to our country. Frankly if Diseny does change the theme of the ride, then they are pandering and placating these voices who don’t care about anything about what they want and don’t care about or her peoples opinions.
Keep splash mountain the way it is. Nothing racist about it. Sick of this changing this. Changing that.
Our family loves Splash Mountain. It’s a relaxing, feel good ride…and then the thrill of the drop! Critter country wouldn’t be the same without it. I’m all for change, and as a person that’s been going to Disneyland since its opening in 1955, I’ve seen MANY changes 😂 Please use common sense and leave Splash Mountain as it was intended.
Keep it as it is. It is the most innocent and uplifting escapism providing ride at the parks.
Please keep this ride as it is. I love it as it is as it is one of the rides that is pure Disney and it is fun. Why do people keep wanting to change history and the past? I have never thought of it as racist and I am tired of that word being used. American lives matter period. People need to get over themselves and start acting as Americans not individuals with an agenda. We have to stop dividing this country and works together. If Disney ever changes the theme of this ride then I will stop riding it and maybe stop going to Disney World which I have enjoyed. Sadly, Disney and other corporations keep caving in to the demands of the minority not the majority of the people. I can’t imagine what Wait Disney would think. He had such a brilliant mind and wanted people to have fun and that there are people who want to take the fun and enjoyment way. Very sad state of affairs
How about they keep Splash Mountain and just build a new ride based off on Princess and the Frog then everyone will get what they want.
Keep it as is. Its been like this since Disneyland and Disney world opened. No one had a problem with the ride before so why have a problem with it now !!!
Tatiana I think thats my sister
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A bunch of singing animals is not racist. Those actors from the movie are not in the ride. So whats the problem. Someone pushing their believes on others. Walt is turning in his grave. Jellyfish execs.
Please don’t change Splash Mountain! Please! Please! Please! No, this is terrible and I am heartbroken, literally heartbroken! That was my favorite ride! 😥 😭😢
Splash Mountain just stay exactly like it is and if someone doesn’t like it don’t write it!
Keep Splash Mountain exactly like it is if you don’t like it don’t write it!
Keep Splash Mountain exactly like it is if you don’t like the ride don’t ride it!
Keep Splash Mountain exactly like it is if you don’t like it don’t ride it!!
Please do not touch this beautiful ride, all kids see are cute magical characters, sweet old tunes, cool log rides. This is literally my favorite ride I look forward to most when I go to disney. It is a classic disney ride. Just tweak it a bit… if anything this is the least WHITE washed ride in disney… you got Frozen…. all white, cars (all the actors are white except flo), cinderella white, little mermaid white, alice in wonderland WHITE, everything is white. You are touching the only thing with color, when you could just be adding in color somewhere else, create an entirely new ride for princess and the frog… and just tweak the story line for splash mountain that seems so racist.
I think it’s ridiculous to change Splash Mountain!! It is my family’s favorite ride and it needs to be left alone!! It’s a fun journey with great music…not racist at all. If it offends people they don’t need to ride it. It’s always a long wait to ride so it must not be offending many people. There is no reason to change it! Leave it alone!!
I think Splash Mountain should be left as is and I can not believe Disney is letting this BULLYING dictate them. Changing all of this not just at Disney, but everywhere, do people wanting this done realize they are erasing their OWN heritage? If they are so offended, don’t ride it. Build them the Frog and the Princess ride, but for the millions that love Splash Mountain as is, it should be left alone. I have been on that ride many many times and I have til this day seen not ONE child or adult of ANY color offended by this ride the way it is. I am so ashamed of Disney right now for caving in to all of this nothing but BULLYING
The ride is not offensive and has no racial stereotypes. The music is great and uplifting. Disney is catering to the few who have complained, but is ignoring the majority who enjoy it as it is currently. Give Tiana her own ride/restaurant in the New Orleans area not Critter Country!
What did this ride do to get it changed, sure the movie is racist but the ride has no racial stereotypes in it AT ALL. Disney please I have loved this ride my whole life, do not change it
Leave Slash Mountain alone. It is not racist and only offends individuals that are looking to be offended. The princess and the frog does not fit the theme of that area of the park.
Do not change Splash Mountain’s theme.
I wish I had found this sooner. Leave it ALONE!!!! If people are offended, BUILD THEM A PRINCESS AND FROG RIDE but leave the Splash Mountain as is and if they are offended DON’T freaking ride it!!! DUMB!!!
Keep it I will never go on it if it’s that themed think what Walt Disney would want
This is getting totally ridiculous. A few people that are affended by something pretend they are the majority and Disney listens. How about what the majority of the people want Disney exec’s ? To say that Splash Mountain is an offensive ride is nuts, give me a break. Are people affended with southern voices or how about how pirates are portrayed ? Write to Disney corporate offices and speak up. Tell them to keep the ride as is.
Need to keep as it is love the song my family is disappointed about the change been going Disney for 43 yrs Since my daughter was 7 since my granddaughter was 9 months and grandson since 3 months they all love this ride first one we hit in Disney world all love it as it is daughter now 50 and granddaughter 24 and grandson 20 our trip was canceled twice now planning October
Not only is this tarnishing Splash’s legacy, it also kind of does a disservice to Tiana, whose being used because of her race, to make it as PC as they can. The Princess and the frog movie is one best Disney movies out to date, and she deserves her own ride and/or restaurant atleast. Instead she’s gonna get a budget cutted cheap, reskin of Splash. I don’t think it’s very possible for any petition to be affective in getting notice to disney, unless it get like over a million supporters, but if disney doesn’t really sit down and think about what they are doing they are going to be sorry.
Does anyone find it strange that we are changing it because of racism, but we’re ok with voodoo? Just saying maybe another version to petition under that grounds. Really it’s in frontier land, so it could be reimagined to pocahontas, but I don’t think it needs to be changed. Once people understand the movie is about voodoo then more people will start complaining.
James Baskett (Uncle Remus) and Hattie McDaniel (Aunt Tempy and first academy award winning African American) would be disappointed with whats going on.
Keep the ride as it is. Lot of childhood memories there. Interestingly enough the original petition to keep Splash Mountain has almost 4 times as many signatures than the one to change it. Now others have popped up as well. Disney are you listening?
I think they should leave the ride as it is. I do not find it offensive to African Americans in anyway. My son said the ride in Disneyland contains some anamatronics that are unique. It would bea shame to lose part of Disney history.
Disney needs to stop being pushed around by people that complain about everything, I bet 99% complaining have even been to Disney more than once. Leave the ride as is, it is awesome, who doesn’t love singing zipiddy do dah
Splash Mountain should be left as it is. If they want the princess and the frog to have an attraction they need to building something new in the proper area of the park for it because it does not belong in Frontierland. This Change is a big mistake and would be a disaster . Keep Splash Mountain as it is.
I’m just curious…Are any of the people who are upset about Disney changing Splash Mountain not white? I doubt it.
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