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Disney's "Controversial" Splash Mountain Closes Today After 31 Years to Begin Renovations for Tiana's Bayou Adventure

Added 01-23-23 12:02:02pm EST - “The controversial Disney World ride Splash Mountain will close today after 31 years to make way for a new theme based on the Princess and the Frog, Disney's first movie to feature a Black princess, as previously reported by The Gateway…” - Thegatewaypundit.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thegatewaypundit.com: “Disney's "Controversial" Splash Mountain Closes Today After 31 Years to Begin Renovations for Tiana's Bayou Adventure”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Splash Mountain was a log flume ride that depicted animated characters from the 1946 Disney movie “Song of the South.”  The movie took place in a post Civil War Reconstruction era, not the antebellum south as has been alleged by several critics of the ride.   The film was a mix of human actors as well as the integration of animated characters such as Br’er Rabbit and Br’er Bear.  None of the human elements were featured on the ride.

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James Baskett, the actor who portrayed Uncle Remus in the film, won an Oscar in 1948, just months before his tragic death from diabetes.

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