Splash Mountain, a Disney trip based on a controversial film, will be fully reinforced

Splash Mountain, a Disney trip based on a controversial film, will be fully reinforced
Splash Mountain, one of Disney's most popular but disturbing games, announced Thursday the company will be fully restored.

The journey is no longer on the record channel based on the controversial 1946 film "Song of the South". Instead, it will be remade to star in characters from the 2009 animated film, "The Princess and the Frog", which will feature Disney's first black princess.

Splash Mountain has been a mainstay at Disney Parks (DIS) since its inception in 1989. New ride changes will be implemented at Disneyland Park in California and Magic Kingdom Park in Florida.

The move came amid fans urging Disney to leave Splash Mountain behind due to racial stereotypes of the film. "Zip-a-de-doo-dah," known for the song "Song of the South", has been criticized for stereotypical and offensive statements by African-Americans, as well as a romantic glimpse of the South wind also for. .

The film is so controversial that Disney kept it off for decades, even keeping it out of its new streaming service, Disney +'s extensive library.

More than 20,000 people signed an online petition on Change.org, asking the company to change the theme of the journey from "Song of the South" to "Princess and the Frog".

"Although the visit is considered a beloved classic, its history and its history is extremely painful and conservative racist," the petition states. "There is a great need for diversity in parks and this can help meet that need."

The recent nationwide opposition to Black Lives Matter has encouraged deep conversation and introspection in Hollywood about the representation of the breed in popular culture. The use of black faces in films such as "Gone with the Wind" and television episodes has been re-evaluated or, in some cases, withdrawn.

Disney says Splash Mountain's new concept is "inclusive" and "one that all our guests can connect with and be inspired by."

"It speaks for the diversity of the millions of people who visit our parks every year," Disney said on Thursday.

Disney said that the new journey, which the company has been working on since last year, will pick up the "Princess and the Frog" story after "The Last Kiss" and join Princess Tiana and Joe Crocodile Louis who plays " Trumpet in "A Musical Adventure". It will include "some of the film's most powerful music as they prepare for their first Mardi Gras performance."

"Tiana is a courageous and empowered woman who pursues her dreams and never loses sight of what's really important," Disney said Thursday. "It's a fantastic story with a strong main character in the context of the New Orleans and Louisiana swamp."

Disney did not provide a date for the new Splash Mountain, but noted that "conceptual design work is underway."

"Imaginators will soon be able to conduct preliminary reviews and develop a timeline for when attraction changes may begin" the company said.

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