Disney Fans Petition to Re-Theme Splash Mountain to ‘Princess and the Frog’

Disney fans are hoping one of the most popular attractions at both DisneyLand Resort and Walt Disney World will get a redo.

Splash Mountain, a ride inspired by the film “Song of the South,” is a major attraction at both Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California. Splash Mountian opened in 1989 at DisneyLand and 1992 in Walt Disney World.

“Song of the South” is a 1946 film considered by many to be Disney’s most racist, criticized for its stereotypes of black people and its apparent nostalgic view of the antebellum South. The film is best known for the song “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah.”

While the ride’s storyline is not an exact depiction of the movie, it features characters including Br’er Rabbit, Br’er Fox and Br’er Bear.

Several petitions have popped up recently, CNN reports, calling for Disney to remove the current theme and replace it with “Princess and the Frog”.

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[…] The Saga of the Splash Mountain re-theming continues as a counter-petition to keep Splash Mountain at the Magic Kingdom as it is emerges. We recently reported that a petition had emerged to update the theming of the ride to the Princess and the Frog. […]

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