New concept art for the re-do of the attraction at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World has been released, along with new details.
Disney announced last year that the Splash Mountain attraction at Disneyland Park and Magic Kingdom Park would be transformed into an all-new ride based on The Princess and the Frog.
Taking place after the final kiss in the film, the ride will feature Tiana on her latest adventure, hosting a one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras celebration.
As seen in this latest rendering of the attraction, the story will take place after the final kiss as Naveen and Louis join Tiana on her latest adventure, hosting a one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras celebration where everyone is welcome – during which some original music inspired by songs from the film will bring guests into the story. Tiana is leading the way and fans will be able to encounter old friends and make new ones along the way as well!
Imagineers often do in-depth research to help inspire their work. In this case, that involved digging deep into the culture of New Orleans to tell a story that’s as authentic to the region as it is to the characters’ stories. From the food, music, art and architecture to the diversity of its people and their traditions, there is much from which to draw inspiration. The team has done virtual research trips through Zoom and this was their first of many in-person research trips to come and get the story right.
In the video below you can learn more about the attraction, with discussions with Imagineers within Dooky Chase’s Restaurant in New Orleans, along with founder Leah Chase, one of the inspirations for Tiana in the film.
Further details, including a timeline for the closures of Splash Mountain at the domestic parks, were not discussed. Stay tuned for more updates as work progresses on this attraction.