A major update for Splash Mountain is coming soon at Disney

Disney is reportedly adding a new theme park theme to the now-closed Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom Park in Orlando.

Splash Mountain attraction
Credit: Disney

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Over the years, we’ve seen many famous and near-forever classic experiences at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. From Horizons at EPCOT to The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, there are plenty of beloved rides and attractions that are gone for good.

While this can make guests sad and angry at times, Disney is always thinking of ways to innovate with new experiences.

But recently, Disney shut down what might be its most classic attraction yet.

Guests on a boat at Splash Mountain
Credit: Tokyo Disney

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Splash Mountain at the Walt Disney World Resort officially closed in January, leaving fans without a chance for the infamous dip until 2024, when a new ride called Tiana’s Bayou Adventure opens.

This new ride will feature Princess Tiana and other characters from the 2009 Disney animated movie The Princess and the Frog. Not much is known about what the experience will offer, but the exterior of the ride will get quite the “finish”.

Disneyland’s version of Splash Mountain will also have this change, with that version of the ride closing forever in May 2023. Tokyo Disneyland’s Splash Mountain version will remain the same for the foreseeable future.

While we may still be over a year away, it looks like an element of this revamp is about to debut in the Magic Kingdom.

Tiana leads the riders in front of a group of river animals and Louise the crocodile and frog princess
Credit: Disney

As part of this transformation, the iconic tree stump at the top of the mountain will be removed, with new foliage added throughout the attraction’s exterior. The biggest new addition coming out is a new water tower advertising “Tiana’s Foods,” which is now expected to be added soon.

according to new pictures“Tiana’s Foods” water tower will be installed very soon.

This isn’t all that surprising as Disney revealed that this water tower will be added sometime “this summer.”

Disney first revealed that it will be retooling its popular Splash Mountain attraction in 2020, which means this project will take nearly four years from start to finish. This decision came after years of backlash and criticism over the theme of Splash Mountain, which originated from the controversial Disney movie.

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