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Tokyo Disneyland Releases Statement on Possible Splash Mountain Retheming

On June 25th, Disney announced that Splash Mountain in the Magic Kingdom and in Disneyland would be receiving a retheme to Princess and the Frog.

Now, according to The Asahi Shimbun, Tokyo Disneyland is considering if their Splash Mountain should receive a retheme as well. In the article, it states: “Oriental Land Co., operator of Tokyo Disneyland, said June 26 discussions were still under way on whether to change the popular attraction following a decision by Disney in the United States to change the theme of the ride at two of its amusement parks there.”

Do you wish to see the Splash Mountain in Tokyo Disneyland receive the same retheming as the United States Disney Parks? Sound off in the comments below!

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Doug
Doug
5 months ago

Splash Mountain is our family’s favorite ride. I honestly don’t care what happens in Tokyo or Disneyland, but I wish they would leave it alone in Disney World. Regardless of what people think of the movie (most of which probably have not even seen it at this point) there is nothing racist in the ride. It is all critters!

Hannah
Hannah
5 months ago

I hope Splash Mountain gets to live on in Japan.

Jack Sparrow
Jack Sparrow
5 months ago

NO

We wants the redhead and we wants splash mountain (both of which are found at Tokyo Disneyland)

Stephen Riley
Stephen Riley
5 months ago

I may never go there, but I hope they keep one original version alive. I love old Disney. Still miss America Sings. If those characters die forever and end up in storage, it will be a sad day indeed. Save the geese at least! Is my new battle cry.

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John W. Ford, Jr.
John W. Ford, Jr.
5 months ago

Please do not change Tokyo version. It is the best version by far. Tokyo Disneyland has done well at preserving many of the classic attractions in their original iterations. For instance, Tokyo has not ruined the spirit of Pirates of the Caribbean by making the never ending political correction revisions that Disney has pandered to in the states. Oriental Land Company please stand firm again and do not succumb to ever fickle politically pressured whims. Park goers do not legitimately believe the ride pushes any messages of bigotry or racism. Please remember Splash Mountain is a beloved attraction that should… Read more »

Christy
Christy
5 months ago

NO!

Mr. D
Mr. D
5 months ago

If Disney going to re-theme splash mountain then they should re-them Tom Sawyer Island and the Riverboat they both had ties to slavery, my idea is to re-them Tom Sawyer Island to Princess and the Frog with a boat ride around the island, meet mama Odie, Dr. Filiecer shop, a bayou restaurant and so forth. Keep splash mountain

AJDub8586
AJDub8586
5 months ago
Reply to  Mr. D

That would be interesting since the area around Pirates is already Bayou themed.

Maddox
Maddox
5 months ago

Even Japan, in all honesty, The Princess and the Frog isn’t popular in Japan, so i can expect it to be themed to another property, like the Country Bears or something.

Hyperfang
Hyperfang
5 months ago
Reply to  Maddox

Imagine Bear Mountain… wow. Don’t think Disney actually cares about CBJ anymore though.

Teardrop
Teardrop
4 months ago
Reply to  Hyperfang

It’s not Disney though. Disney just licenses to them. And they love CBJ in Japan

Tiberio Saraceno
Tiberio Saraceno
5 months ago

Leave it alone. There should be at least one place in the world where we can experience one of Disney’s greatest rides.

Alex
Alex
5 months ago

Yes would love to see a new splash mountain design as much as I love the classic which I was at the grand opening it’s definitely time to update it ! Can we update haunted mansion next ?

SJames
SJames
5 months ago

No! They don’t need to have each park homogeneous. Leave the original concept in Tokyo and build Tiana her own dark ride in their new fantasyland.

Jason Walsh
Jason Walsh
5 months ago

I think that the theme for Tokyo Disney might want to have a theme that more closely relates to their culture. Maybe Disney can come up with a story that is more inclusive to show some love for our Japanese brothers and sisters as the attraction is in their country.

Tom Corless
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Jason Walsh

They like cute animals. They also kept the POTC auction scene, so they’ll keep this.

Chelsea
Chelsea
5 months ago

Tokyo should definitely keep splash mountain the way it is now- w brer bear, brer rabbit, brer fox and zipadeedooda! at least 1 should be left in its original form.

AJDub8586
AJDub8586
5 months ago

I think this is an American issue and Tokyo Disneyland should save its money. It could also be a reason people go there for the Nostalgia. While the film “Song of the South” has controversy, I don’t think many Japanese, or Americans for that matter, are aware of this controversy. I think most people that understand the ride’s characters just remember the Briar Rabbit stories and the song “Zip-a-dee-doo-dah.” Though most Japanese probably arent even familiar with that since the movie has been locked in the Disney Vault since before Disney opened the park in Japan. I think it is… Read more »

Disnease Fan
Disnease Fan
5 months ago

No. This is stupid pandering. First it was pirates and now splash. Look out “small world”, you’re next.

Mikaela
Mikaela
5 months ago

Please dont change it😭

Colin
Colin
5 months ago

This is absolutely ridiculous and absurd, Disney needs to stop this. They shouldn’t have made the decision to retheme the parks in the U.S.

Misako
Misako
5 months ago

I never want you to change.

RRabbit
RRabbit
5 months ago

I don’t want them to retheme it anywhere, so that’s a no from me

Nathan Vardas
Nathan Vardas
5 months ago

No! Changing Splash Mtn at Disneyland and Magic Kingdom is already a colossal mistake. Leave this masterpiece attraction alone.