Exciting news from Walt Disney World! The beloved Splash Mountain is getting a magical makeover and will soon re-emerge as Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. Slated to open to the public on June 28 in Orlando, Florida, this reimagined attraction is inspired by Disney’s charming movie, “The Princess and the Frog,” and its beloved heroine, Tiana.

Fans of the original Splash Mountain will recall its deep roots, having first launched at Disneyland in 1989, followed by openings at Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland in 1992. The ride originally featured characters from the controversial 1946 Disney film, “Song of the South,” which has faced significant criticism for its racially insensitive portrayals and outdated views of the antebellum South.

Despite retaining the exhilarating log flume ride structure that fans know and love, the new theme of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is a refreshing and inclusive change. Disney employees and annual passholders will be among the first to experience the updated attraction, giving them a sneak peek before the general public gets to dive in.

The California counterpart at Disneyland is also transitioning to Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, although no official opening date has been announced yet. Interestingly, the Splash Mountain ride at Tokyo Disneyland will remain unchanged for now, continuing to delight visitors in its original form.

We anticipate that Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will bring a new wave of excitement and inclusivity to the Disney experience. Be sure to mark your calendars and gather your friends and family for a journey down this enchanting, bayou-themed adventure.

What are your thoughts on the revamped ride? Are you excited to join Tiana on her adventures? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and don’t forget to spread the word by sharing this story with fellow Disney enthusiasts!

[Sources: Walt Disney World via CNN Newsource, Gray News]