After over a year, Disney Parks is finally shedding some additional light onto their announced re-theming of iconic attraction Splash Mountain. We knew back in June of 2020 that the heavily “Song of the South” influenced ride would be getting a face lift, and that “The Princess and The Frog” was the new theme. But lots of questions still remained. When would this be happening? Just how much of the original decor would remain? Would we ever get a Tiana’s Palace restaurant in New Orleans Square?
This morning, Disney released a new 30-minute round table discussion with Stella Chase Reese, Owner of Dooky Chase’s Restaurant (daughter of Leah Chase); Carmen Smith, Creative Executive, Vice President, Inclusive Strategies for Walt Disney Imagineering; Charita Carter, Senior Producer for Walt Disney Imagineering; and Marlon West, VFX Supervisor for Walt Disney, moderated by National Correspondent for ABC News Kenneth Moton, detailing the updates, inspiration, and more.
Also, how adorable is this concept art of Tiana, Naveen and Louis leading guests through the sleepy bayou?
You can check out the video below: