Splash Mountain Gears Up For Construction Project

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splash mountain scaffolding (left) splash mountain (right)

Left Image Credit: Bioreconstruct / Right image Credit: Disney

Earlier this month we reported that scaffolding appeared on the side of Splash Mountain, which many suspected could be for the upcoming The Princess and the Frog retheme (though nothing has been confirmed at the time of publication).

Now, more scaffolding is appearing on Splash Mountain. The good news is that the ride remains open for Guests.

Related: Disney Rides Are Undergoing Changes: What You Need to Know

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Bioreconstruct took to Twitter to share a recent photo of the scaffolding at the side of Splash Mountain, writing:

Scaffolding at side of Splash Mountain (which is open for guest riding).

Related: Disney Rides Are Undergoing Changes: What You Need to Know

Though Disney has not announced why this scaffolding has appeared, it is clear that the attraction is gearing up for some type of construction. It is important to note that though this could be part of the upcoming The Princess and the Frog retheme, it has not yet been confirmed and this could be part of another construction project happening on the Frontierland attraction.

In fact, at this time, we do not have a date as to when Disney will make these changes to Splash Mountain at Disneyland and Disney World, but Melissa Valiquette, Vice President of Magic Kingdom recently stated “When we are reimagining a new attraction or area, this can be a lengthy process”, indicating it could be some time before we see Tiana take over Splash Mountain.

More on Splash Mountain’s retheme to The Princess and the Frog

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After a petition coincidentally made its rounds on the internet, Disney Parks announced last summer that the classic theme park attraction Splash Mountain — which opened in the late ’80s and early ’90s at the California and Florida theme parks — would be rethemed to the 2009 Disney Princess animated movie The Princess and the Frog. Again, this retheme will be taking place at both Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World and Disneyland park in Disneyland Resort.

According to Disney, the story’s attraction will pick up after the final kiss in the movie as Guests join Princess Tiana and Louis on a musical adventure “featuring some of the powerful music from the film – as they prepare for their first-ever Mardi Gras performance.”

Related: Will Princess Tiana Be Human or Frog in Splash Mountain?

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What do you think the new scaffolding at Splash Mountain is for? Let us know in the comments below.

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