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Walt Disney World and Disneyland Attraction Updates

Updated: Jul 23, 2022

Here is a run down of recent attraction updates announced for the US Disney theme parks.

Splash Mountain

Disney has revealed the opening date and details of the transformation of Splash Mountain into Tiana's Bayou Adventure. The set opening date for this transformation is in late 2024 and both Disneyland and Disney World. Rumors started in 2020 about this transformation.

Splash Mountain has been based on the Br'er Rabbit story in the controversial film dated in 1946. Song of the South. Disney's effort to pay tribute to the history and heritage of New Orleans by retheming this ride and basing it off of the Princess and the Frog. This was revealed at Essence Fest in New Orleans, when Charita Carter, the executive producer of relevancy activations at Walt Disney Imagineering, Described Tiana's Bayou Adventure as a "love letter to New Orleans." No date yet on when the attraction will close to undergo refurbishment.

Carousel Of Progress

True Disney World fans, hold this attraction to their heart because it was originally used in the 1964 New York World's Fair. This attraction shows us the progress of technology advances and brings us hope for the future.

Carousel of Progress has different scenes that take guests through different periods into different decades starting from the 1900s through 1940. The final 21st century scene guests felt was outdated, therefore Disney has now updated the characters with new clothes! The narrator John, now has a sweater with poinsettia's on it. John's hair is also darker, and has a green apron! Sarah, John's wife also got a new look sporting a gray sweater instead of her red one along with a new hair style! James- the son has new reindeer slippers! Honestly, I'd rock a pair of those at home! Grandma- is now in a brown sweater! Finally, Patricia has on a new sweatshirt that says "Progress tech".

If you are going to the Magic Kingdom soon please be sure to check out the Carousel of Progress and sing "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow"! Carousel of Progress is located in Tomorrowland and it is a rotating theater stage show. This attraction is located behind Monster's Inc Laugh Floor.

For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along

Who doesn't love Frozen? Did you know that in Hollywood Studios there is a stage show called "For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing- Along Celebration!"?

This show has all the favorite characters from Arendelle, as they act out the movie on stage. Clap for Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff as they sing with the audience to "Let it go!" This show is set for a refurbishment in August 2022 and will be closed through September 12, what do you think they are going to be updating?!


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