We recently shared a compelling rumor that rides and see if alterations are required to remove dated and problematic elements. will be creating a Review to assess
This rumor didn’t exactly come out of nowhere. or statements in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. have all released videos like and director JJ Abrams actor John Boyega have also been heavily involved, either financially or physically, or both. The has been consistently vocal about its aim to create a of while telling on the screen. However, what about its and their attractions, rides, and shows?, and
Is to make changes to iconic theme park attractions that present ‘outdated cultural depictions?’
When it comes to the re-theme Splash Mountain from the problematic Song of the South to The Princess and the Frog has nearly hit its 25,000 signature target, while a counter-petition has also gained significant support. , many argue that needs to update its rides to ensure that they are inclusive of all who visit them. At the time of writing, the petition to
fans are rightly and vocally passionate about their favorite and many of our followers took to Facebook to voice their concerns about what a could mean for their local .
fans respond to rumor
We mentioned that eight iconic rides could require re-i should this rumor prove true. It’s a Small World and Peter Pan’s Flight were among the most controversial.
‘This is absolutely ridiculous. Leave myrides ALONE!’
‘DO NOT TOUCH IT’S A SMALL WORLD!’
‘Small World racist? Uh how? The core of Neverland has plains natives…. carousel of progress, really? Come on now!’
‘The point of Small World is to celebrate the colorful, unique cultures around the world. It encourages unity and acceptance of all the world’s people. That is a message we all need right now, so I doubtwould change THAT ride. Now, Splash Mountain…’
‘I was told that if you don’t like the ride, you don’t have to go on it. Pretty common sense. Why ruin it for other people? Yes we need to learn from our past, but how can we learn from it, when it gets changed, hidden, or destroyed by people who think their values are better than other peoples’ values?’
‘What is wrong with some people? I feel like I’m living in an alternate universe. Leaverides alone! Leave classic movies alone! What’s in the past is in the past. Geez! So fed up with this nonsense.’
However, some fans also saw the need to update the rides.
‘It’s interesting to me how and inclusion are good ideals to have in the parks. People need to calm down.’fans are so opposed to any change of any kind. They move one trashcan 6″ to the left, and people start screaming about how that’s their “favorite trash can” and “Walt wanted it there.” I am a big Disneyland fan. We go as a family usually once a year (and we don’t live in California). But there literally isn’t any ride in either park that I would be opposed on its face to changing. It’s nice to see new and different thinks or a familiar ride with new parts, aspects or theming. And certainly values of
‘Why are people so upset about the largest corporation in the world that’s supposed to speak to the whole world trying to become more sensitive to the needs of the whole world?’
‘It’s about time.’
Whatever your thoughts, it seems that follow suit and the removal of potentially racist elements becomes just as important as the diversity of its cast members. and the are changing in a big way. We wouldn’t be surprised if the
already has a , but only time will tell if the theme parks Review is a work of fiction or not. If it isn’t, it’s a pretty safe bet that Splash Mountain and some of the other more dated rides will be the first to be changed.
What do you think? Shouldrides, shows, and attractions be updated to remove more problematic elements from the past? Is enough to bring up to speed socially, especially with current calls for the entertainment industry to censor past racist stereotypes? Let us know in the comments below.