Today, Josh D’Amaro, the current Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products gave a keynote presentation at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions expo.
D’Amaro provided some KEY updates about some of the future attractions coming to Disney World, including the transformation of Splash Mountain into an attraction themed to “The Princess and the Frog.”
Disney has shared a few details about this attraction, including a general idea of the story, the Imagineer who will be leading the project, and a bit more.
But, Disney had yet to share any specific timeline for this transformation. Instead, Magic Kingdom reopened with the existing Splash Mountain attraction, and Disney merely noted that “conceptual design work is well underway and Imagineers will soon be able to conduct preliminary reviews and develop a timeline for when the transformation can start to take shape.”
We don’t have an official timeline yet, but today we did get an important update! According to IAAPA, during today’s presentation, Josh D’Amaro noted that certain guest facing changes, “like the reimagining of ‘Splash Mountain,’ have been expedited to ensure that all who visit the company’s parks do feel welcome as well.”
We’re not sure exactly when this re-theming will start taking place yet, but we will definitely keep an eye out for more updates so you know when you’ll be able to float on down the bayou with Tiana and her friends. Stay tuned for all the latest news!
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