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Disney attraction with racist stereotypes closes permanently

Splash Mountain’s racial stereotypes have sparked controversy in 2020. | Font: EFE

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Controversial Landmark mountain splashfrom Disney, whose racial stereotypes sparked controversy in 2020, will close for good next Monday at Florida (USA) and will feature an “immersive experience” inspired by the film instead. The Princess and the Frog and in New Orleans culture, the entertainment company pointed out this Friday.

This Sunday will be the last day it opens to the public. mountain splashA 30-year-old attraction located in the Magic Kingdom theme park (Florida) that follows the misadventures of various characters from the critically acclaimed animated film. Song of the South (song of the south), since 1946.

The attraction takes guests on a log ride through a southern swamp that recounts the misadventures of characters played by storyteller Uncle Remus, who inspired the film.

racist stereotypes

Song of the Southproducer Harve Foster D Wilfred Jacksonknown for her portrayal racist stereotypescausing critics of the attraction to demand its removal in 2020 amid global protests for racial justice, the local channel recalls this Friday. NBC6.

The film takes place in the southern United States during the Reconstruction era, when the Civil War and slavery ended, specialized media specify. individualwire to the 75th anniversary of the film’s release last year.

Although the tape’s legacy is largely buried, he adds. individualwirethe Disney theme park is based on this “troubling movie”.

Following announcements of the attraction’s removal and after racial protests around the world that resulted in the death in 2020 at the hands of a white African-American police officer George FloydDisney announced that same year that it would transform mountain splash in attraction Tiana’s Adventure in Bayou.

The new attraction, scheduled to open in 2024, is based on The Princess and the Frog2009 film starring Disney’s first black princess, tiana.

“AT Tiana’s Bayou Adventure You’ll be joining Princess Tiana and jazz-loving alligator Louie during Mardi Gras season as they prepare to host a one-of-a-kind celebration for the people of New Orleans,” said Carmen Smith, vice president of Disney Parks. The Disney Parks blog is the creative development of the company.

“This new scene is an exciting moment as you enter the swamp for the first time and meet new friends and family,” he adds of the storytelling of the new attraction.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure It will open in 2024 and is a “quirky ride”, as the Disney blog describes, and is inspired by an animated children’s musical. The Princess and the Frog, from directors John Musker and Ron Clements. (EFE)

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