Vice President of the Magic Kingdom, Melissa Valiquette, spoke to the Orlando Sentinel recently and addressed the future reimagining of Splash Mountain into a ride based on “The Princess and the Frog.”
Valiquette confirmed the reimagining is still in development, noting she is in “a lot of meetings” regarding the attraction. “That’s going to take some time, but the sequence of these things is that sometimes decisions can be made many, many months, even years before any of that will be seen on stage, so it’s going to take us a little bit of time to reimagine Splash Mountain,” she told the Sentinel.
As far as progress, Valiquette confided that “terrific work has been done including some selections around music around animatronics.”
The reimagining is part of the ongoing inclusivity changes around the Disney Parks (the most recent of which was the refurbishment of the Jungle Cruise). Splash Mountain is based on the controversial film “The Song of the South.” The development process reportedly began back in the summer of 2019, with the official announcement in 2020. Like the Jungle Cruise, the reimagining for Splash Mountain is planned for both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort.