(ConservativePeak.com)- If you’ve never experienced the legendary Splash Mountain rides at Disney World or Disneyland, then now is the time to go. Disney has caved to the outrage mob and announced this week that they will completely overhaul the popular rides in California and Florida to remove the “racist” imagery.
The ride is based on the 1946 movie from Disney, Song of the South. Woke protesters recently pushed online petitions demanding Disney change the theme of Splash mountain, and the Walt Disney Company caved, announcing that the rides will be made to reflect the Princess and the Frog, a 2009 Disney movie that features a black heroine.
“We’re thrilled to share that Splash Mountain at @Disneyland and @WaltDisneyWorld will be completely reimagined with a new story inspired by an all-time favorite @DisneyAnimation film, “The Princess and the Frog,” the Disney Parks Twitter account announced on Thursday.
We’re thrilled to share Splash Mountain at @Disneyland & @WaltDisneyWorld will be completely reimagined with a new story inspired by an all-time favorite @DisneyAnimation film, “The Princess and the Frog.” Learn about what Imagineers have in development: https://t.co/HyKfdDSH3j pic.twitter.com/DV6476KAVX
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) June 25, 2020
Disney did not, however, make any mention to the recent online campaigns against the company. Instead, they just announced that they’ll change the park, and presumably hoped that the pressure and the outrage would eventually just die down.
The ride, which will soon be gone forever, was first opened back in 1989, and consists of a log flume ride that takes guests through an animatronic journey. It features all the characters from the movie Song Of The South, and at the end, drops people more than 50 feet through rapid flowing waters.
Black Lives Matter activists pushed a petition that obtained more than 21,000 signatures, which labeled the ride “problematic” because it promoted “racist tropes.”
“While the ride is considered a beloved classic its history and storyline are steeped in extremely pro9blematic and stereotypical racist tropes,” the petition reads, before recommending that the “next best step” would be to “re-theme Splash Mountain into a Princess and the Frog themed ride.”
It looks like smashing up cities, burning down churches, and telling companies exactly what you want them to do in a petition really does work.