Splash Mountain Princess and the Frog Retheme To Open in 2024? Maybe.

Splash Mountain is slated to get a Princess and the Frog re-theme in Disneyland and Magic Kingdom. [Image: Disney]

Many people have been questioning when the announced Princess and the Frog retheme would replace Splash Mountain or if it was even still happening. Now we have an answer. Maybe.

During the Live With Kelly and Ryan show today it was said that the retheme will open in Disneyland and Walt Disney World in 2024. The Princess Tiana voice actress Anika Noni Rose was on and she dropped the information.

The actress also said she’s been working with the creative team behind the retheme. She told the hosts:

They are making a ride — it’ll be out in 2024. I’ve been involved in the beginning, just talking about how we want it to be, what we want it to do, but, if I were to tell you anything else, I would be sucked into the ground and you’d never see me again.

Yeah, Disney doesn’t like it when people leak too much.

Entertainment Weekly reached out and a Disney Spokesperson did not confirm this. EW said:

According to a Disney spokesperson, “timing has not been determined” for opening the ride, though the company plans to share more details during the Essence Festival of Culture, which runs from June 30 through July 3 in New Orleans.

Basically Disney isn’t confirming anything till they announce it themselves. But at least we have more movement on the retheme that was announced four years ago. So far the attraction is still running in both United States parks and hasn’t yet closed down for any kind of changes.

Disney is changing the ride. They said it was to move away from ‘Song of the South” but the rumor was around for years and received a lot of push back from parks fans. When the unrest happened in 2020 Disney officially announced it then. Fans started Change.org petitions to protest the change, which focuses on the animals in the folktale stories. But Disney wasn’t going to change their mind. They’ve been trying to do it for years.

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