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Guests ride on logs through water on Splash Mountain

Credit: Tokyo Disney Resort

18 Comments

  1. Jerry W

    The Japanese won’t close Splash Mountain because they actually like “Song of the South”. Tokyo Disneyland likes to have rides exclusive to their parks. Splash Mountain is now a one of a kind ride in Tokyo & not going anywhere.

    1. Ozzy

      I doubt the Japanese of all people would give a s–t about some stupid public domain movie made in the 40s and 50s lol. The film hasn’t had a major rerelease there since the early 2000s at best.

      1. Ray

        The Japanese are a very history and tradition culture. They love American history and culture, as well. And … possibly they are not going to be persuaded by a group of offended outliers.

        1. Kungaloosh

          The key word there is “possibly.” It’s all conjecture. It’s equally possible that their love of American history and culture is not their primary incentive for riding a log flume.

  2. Jonathan

    Song of the South was made in 1946, not 1953.

  3. Ozzy

    I doubt they of all people would give a darn about some stupid public domain movie made in the 40s and 50s lol. The film hasn’t had a major rerelease there since the early 2000s at best.

  4. phaque

    I think you got it wrong. They didn’t double down. Mind you this is Tokyo not ANYWHERE, USA.
    History is sacred in their culture. You honor tradition or remind future generations things of historical or cultural significance.
    Thus Song of the South is also taken as a film depicting a time in history as us American’s should also take it but one too many that didn’t get past the 8th grade or failed to continue to pay attention after that these days.

    1. Kungaloosh

      Parkgoers in Tokyo have no inclination to get a history lesson from Splash Mountain. They just see a log flume with cute characters that gets them wet, and there’s no emotional connection to it, historically or culturally, beyond that.

      1. Ray

        Am guessing that you have been to Japan.

        1. Kungaloosh

          You guess correctly.

          1. Dodger

            Turns out that the real reason Splash Mountain currently remains in Tokyo is that they haven’t decided what the retheme should be, since Princess and the Frog wasn’t a hit in Japan the way it was in the U.S.

      2. Faackanders2

        There is no history in an anamatronics/animation ride from a small portion of a Disney movie they have to rereleased in the USA since the 70s.

    2. Ray

      Thank you

    3. Ray

      At phaque: You are exactly correct

    4. Steamboat Willie

      How come certain group of the Japanese often deny war crimes tho? 🤔

  5. Ray

    Thank you

  6. Andrew

    They’ll likely remodel it at some point. However, they haven’t even launched Fantasy Springs yet and that’s most likely where all their time, money, and energy went. I have no reason to think they wouldn’t change it; not because they necessarily care about racism, but because they care about keeping attractions modern.

  7. Ray

    The Japanese are still auctioning off “The Redhead”. Lol

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