Disney to Release First Look at Inspiration for ‘The Princess and the Frog’ Attraction on August 23

Disney reportedly commissioned New Orleans-based artist Sharika Mahdi to create a collection of paintings to inspire the Imagineers behind the upcoming retheming of Splash Mountain to “The Princess and the Frog.” According to Central Florida journalist Ashley Carter, Disney plans to share the first look at one of the paintings on August 23.

The reimagining of Splash Mountain was announced in 2020 as part of a series of ongoing inclusivity changes at the Disney Parks. The attraction will be rethemed to “The Princess and the Frog” at both the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland.

No timeline has been set for the retheme, but the Magic Kingdom Vice President recently confirmed that the plan is still in development.

Pictured above is the concept art released with the announcement last summer. The new painting will be the first insight into the future attraction since the concept art was revealed.

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