Character Officially Removed From Disneyland

Br'er rabbit
Credit: D23

It is no secret Disneyland has been undergoing some changes. One of the best yet worst parts of Disney Parks is all the new and exciting attractions always coming. But a new attraction often means the closing of an old one.

On Wednesday, May 31, 2023, Disney closed the doors on one of their most iconic rides. Splash Mountain held its last trip into the briar patch with stany by times as long as 65 minutes. Now that the memorable ride is closed, renovations have begun, and the construction walls have gone up.

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Splash Mountain’s closing ended a chapter but gave a chance to a new chapter. The ride is now being reimagined into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, inspired by the film ‘Princess and the Frog’ (2009). While Imagineers have been hard at work with the transformation, some parts of Splash Mountain can still be seen by Guests. Or they were able to be seen.

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Out With the Old, in With the New

With the new tower standing tall, what is left of Splash Mountain? It seems that a significant update has occurred following the tiara-topped water tower. According to Inside the Magic, Br’er Rabbit has finally been removed from Disneyland. They included this tweet as proof because we Guests need to know it’s genuinely goodbye, forever.

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Br’er Rabbit has officially been given the boot. Although Disneyland and Walt Disney World have removed their Splash Mountain attraction, there is still one left standing. For those die-hard Splash Mountain lovers, fans can still enjoy the ride at Tokyo Disneyland.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

The exciting new attraction is set to open sometime in 2024. Guests can look forward to a familiar ride through the bayou but with different characters, a new theme, and new music. Inspired by the “heart and culture of New Orleans,” Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will be a one-of-a-kind celebration with thrilling drops, picking up where Tiana’s story left off in the hit film.

Tiana's Bayou Adventure

Credit: Disney

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About Sarahfina LoFaso

Sarahfina is an author, and adjunct professor with a passion for writing and of course, all things Disney! Cinderella is her favorite princess and movie, both the animated and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1997 version. In close second place is Hercules, tied with Saving Mr. Banks. Sarahfina enjoys writing about the history of Walt Disney and all the parks, along with food, dining, and resorts. Her favorite ride is the Tower of Terror, and her favorite restaurant right now is the San Angel Inn, in EPCOT. Most importantly, her must-have snack every Disney trip is the controversial turkey leg, because it reminds her of her family trips as a kid with her grandparents.