Splash Mountain and World Princesses Week reimagined by Disney | West Orange Times & Observer
Walt Disney World released new details for their Splash Mountain makeover in a video on Monday.
The video update has arrived just in time to kick off Disney’s first-ever World Princesses Week, which kicked off on Monday, August 23.
New experiences through the parks will include an all-new Tiana-themed playground at Epcot, a Princess Promenade at Disney Springs, special themed candies inspired by Disney Princesses and more.
The transformation, first announced in June 2020, will replace the current theme of the ride based on Uncle Remus Br’er Rabbit’s story from the controversial 1946 studio film Song of the South, with a more recent film, ” The Princess and the Frog “, which gave the world its first black Disney princess.
The ride has been one of the most popular among the parks since it first opened at Disneyland in 1989 and 1992 at Walt Disney World.
Disney Imagineering lead creative producer Charita Carter, who runs the Princess Tiana Parks Project, said her team are working hard to create an immersive experience for visitors and even made several research trips to New Orleans for s ‘ensure that the city’s justice end product.
“We want our guests from all over the world to say, okay, this is a really special place,” Carter said. “But it’s also important for our guests from New Orleans to say, ‘Yes. It’s my house. They did it. They got it right. And that is why we are so diligent in our research.
Visitors will travel with Tiana, Naveen and Louis as they prepare for their very first Mardi Gras show with songs from the film as well as new music inspired by the soundtrack.
Disney also donated $ 50,000 to the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, a “regional center for pre-professional arts training that provides students with intensive instruction in culinary arts, dance, media arts: filmmaking and production. audio, music (classical, jazz, vocals), the performing arts (drama, musical theater, theater design), visual arts and creative writing, while requiring concurrent academic excellence, ”according to the website of the NOCCA.
Carter said that in addition to contributions from Disney Animation, the ride will also feature a next-generation audio-animatronic character who “raises the bar technologically over those used in other Disney attractions.”
However, the ride’s old track system, including a floating indoor boat ride that ends in a 50-foot log canal-style drop, will not be altered from its Splash Mountain setup, she said. declared.
For a full list of current updates, visit the Walt Disney World website.