Splash Mountain is on its way out of Disney Parks and an all-new experience inspired by Disney’s The Princess and the Frog (2009) is in the works.
Changes are in the works across several Disney Parks this year, and for the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Park one of the most noticeable is the permanent closure of Splash Mountain. Preparations have already been underway for the ride to be transformed into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, but the Disneyland version of the original log flume attraction had not had an official closing date confirmed, until now.
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For Guests on the East Coast, the Magic Kingdom’s version of Splash Mountain in Frontierland has now been closed since January of this year. And if you have visited this Disney Park lately, you have probably noticed that construction is well underway to reimagine the ride into an all-new adventure picking up the story we saw in The Princess and the Frog.
The new attraction will open in 2024 at both Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom, with the same ride system as Splash Mountain and new immersive effects and theming to tell the story of Princess Tiana and Louis planning a spectacular Mardi Gras celebration.
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The Disney Parks Blog has now confirmed that the final day of operation for Splash Mountain at Disneyland Park will be May 30, 2023. The attraction will close permanently on May 31, 2023, so if you were hoping to take one more ride you will want to plan your next trip to Disneyland (and grab theme park reservations!) very soon.
Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will pick up after the final kiss seen at the end of the 2009 Disney animated film between Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen. On the attraction, Guests will see several familiar faces like Tiana sporting an all-new look, Louis, and Mama Odie as they make their way through the bayou.
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When Splash Mountain permanently closes at Disneyland Park, only the Tokyo Disneyland version of the attraction will remain in operation. When Tiana’s Bayou Adventure was originally announced, Disney did not share any plans to change the attraction at Tokyo Disneyland, so Guests should still be able to experience Splash Mountain overseas (at least for the foreseeable future.)
As always, we will be back with new information on Splash Mountain’s transition into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure as it is available here on Disney Tips. In the meantime, be sure to visit Disneyland before May 30 for one last chance to ride Splash Mountain.