Disney Fans Petition to Re-Theme Splash Mountain to ‘Princess and the Frog’

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Protests have been held across the entire country in various cities surrounding the unfortunate event involving the death of George Floyd. People are coming together to speak out on social justice and to bring awareness to the Black Lives Matter Movement all across the country.

The Walt Disney Company recently released a statement while Disney Channel, Disney XD, and other Disney affiliates took to social media to show their support for the Black Lives Matter Movement. But now, Disney fans have taken to Twitter to speak out about one very iconic Disney attraction — Splash Mountain.

There is a Splash Mountain ride located in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World and at Disneyland park in Disneyland Resort. In case you aren’t aware, both versions of Splash Mountain are currently based on the controversial 1946 film, Song of the South — Which is widely criticized for its portrayal of African Americans.

The conversation of re-theming the thrill ride began from this Twitter user, said “Disney retheme Splash Mountain challenge!”

Then, another Twitter user posted concept art which shows re-theming of Splash Mountain from Song of the South to The Princess and the Frog.

There are a total of three tweets which break down the entire retheme of the attraction in the Disney Parks — including Mama Odie’s place as the queue and loading area, swimming through the bayou, and bypassing some of the famous Voodoo dolls.

This concept art has now led to a petition on change.org, which currently has over 12,200 signatures from Disney fans to change the theming of this classic thrill ride — and they continue to grow by the minute.

While some Twitter users and Disney fans are all for this new theme of Splash Mountain, others aren’t for the change and would like to see Splash Mountain remain the way it is while The Princess and the Frog gets its own incredible concept elsewhere.

Other Twitter users are all for a retheme, however, they are proposing Emperor’s New Groove so Disney fans can finally get a ride that incorporates the mega water slide!

The official description of Splash Mountain in Magic Kingdom reads:

Gently drift through a colorful Southern bayou along with happy-go-lucky Br’er Rabbit as he looks for his “laughing place.” But be warned: Br’er Bear and Br’er Fox are in hot pursuit of this wayward hare. 

Glide by over 100 adorable Audio-Animatronics geese, frogs, raccoons, possums, bees, alligators and other down-home critters as they sing classic Disney ditties, including “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” and “Ev’rybody’s Got a Laughing Place.”

Then hang on to your hats—this delightful musical cruise ends in an exciting 5-story splashdown into a thorny Briar Patch!

Please keep in mind, Disney has not officially announced or have made a statement regarding the re-theming of Splash Mountain.

What do you think of the re-theme idea? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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