BREAKING: ‘The Princess and The Frog’ Splash Mountain Replacement Will Open in 2024 at Disneyland, Magic Kingdom

After another long period of silence on the project, actress Anika Noni Rose (who voices Tiana in Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog”) announced during the June 2 episode of “Live with Ryan and Kelly” that Disney plans to open the Splash Mountain replacement attraction at Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom in 2024.

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Concept art for The Princess and the Frog attraction, one of only two pieces released for the attraction over the two years since it was announced in 2020.

Despite what we assume to be an accidental announcement of the opening timeline, Rose offered no further details on the attraction, other than that she would be “sucked into the ground” if she said more.

Disney has yet to announce a closing date for the classic Splash Mountain at either park, but it was suspected that the information would be coming at the D23 Expo 2022 in September. We’ll have to wait and see if that materializes then, perhaps with more details on the attraction.

Here’s what we know so far about the ride’s story:

The concept art, as pictured above, shows Tiana, joined by Naveen and Louis, as she sets off on a journey to host a unique Mardi Gras party. The attraction will bring new music inspired by the film’s soundtrack. It will feature new characters alongside the characters from the animated movie, some of whom can be seen in the concept art above. Based on the characters seen in the shadows, at least some of these characters may be redressed audio-animatronics from the existing Splash Mountain.

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  1. I am never going on this ride ever again after change it I care more about Splash mountain more then this stupid change. I. Choose to reject what Disney is standing for these days. Get back to what Walt Disney created instead.

  2. How stupid you think Disney is. This is not going to share the same success as the Tower of Terror re theme.

  3. This sounds like a bad overlay, Disney has not been fast at opening anything and this should be ready for 2024?

    1. But he created Song of the South. I can not stop when Disney has gone leftest. I chose to only embrace what Disney used to be back in my childhood.

      1. I’m sure you’ve heard the quote about how Walt Disney felt about keeping the parks like they “used to be.” He said, “Disneyland will never be completed, as long as there is imagination left in the world.”

        Did you also know that he said, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

        Embrace only what WDW/Disneyland was like when you were a child, and you may not only miss the point, but you’ll eventually run out of things to do when you visit the parks.

        Good luck finding your happy place if that place is 30 years in the past.

      2. Then, as The Skipper said above, do feel free to stay home along with other likeminded boycotters, watch classic Disney films and old videos of previous vacations, and make it less crowded for the rest of us, as we enthusiastically queue up for whatever Disney decides to throw our way next. I have some passionate political views myself, but they don’t prevent me from enjoying a politics-free day at a Disney park. I see no reason to punish myself. But hey, you do you, I guess. (And it’s spelled “leftist,” by the way.)

  4. How sad, princess and the frog does not even have a slight resemblance to what exists in splash mountain. The story and attraction will make little to no sense with each other. Are we going to get a new princess frog movie to legitimize the changes? I know why they are changing it but this is the wrong direction…

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