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Disney retheming Splash Mountain at WDW & Disneyland to The Princess & The Frog

Ethan

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A lot of Disney fans seems unhappy that the new name doesn't include Splash Mountain in it!
Tbh I think they didn't really have a choice with that, as I'm sure you'd agree. Probably a good idea to distance the ride from it's questionable past theme, but I just wish the new title had a bit more life to it!
 

Pokemaniac

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Wow, bet that name look them ages to come up with. I'm here for the Splash Mountain re-theme, it's needed, but why are Disney so bad at naming attractions recently? It just feels so bland and obvious.
Probably the same reason as Universal's extremely lengthy and keyword-ridden names: somebody upstairs mandated that the ride's name included a brand reference, i.e. that Tiana's name had to be there. "Bayou adventure" is awfully non-descript and irrelevant, though. Aren't bayous mostly known for stagnant or at least slow-moving water? There's nothing about the name that suggests a white-knuckle water splash ride.
 

Rob Coasters

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I also came here to laugh in the faces of whoever came up with that name. They're all starting to blend in with each other, and I may be in the minority when I say a bad or boring name like that can also diminish my hype for it. The name makes me feel... nothing.

I saw someone suggest 'Frog Flume' which resonates with me much more. Then put the forced brand reference in it and you get 'Tiana's Frog Flume' which is both fun to say and far more memorable than whatever 'Bayou Adventure' is supposed to mean.
 
I may be very much in the minority here it seems but I quite Tiana’s Bayou Adventure as a name, that's what it will be themed around, a trip down the Bayou. To me Frog Flume sounds cheap and nasty like something at your local fairground. It's certainly less of a mouthful than some of Disney's recent offerings (Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind I'm looking at you specifically).

I do wonder though if the whole area gets rethemed to a more New Orleans theme along with the river boat and some of the buildings as without the change it could look a little out of place and a it hodge podge. I'm not sure what to do with Big Thunder Mountain though.
 

EDjanaika

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Tbh I think they didn't really have a choice with that, as I'm sure you'd agree. Probably a good idea to distance the ride from it's questionable past theme, but I just wish the new title had a bit more life to it!
Yh it was thinking exactly that's the reason why they didn't use Splash Mountain in the title! As for the new title i agree as well!
 

cocoa

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Yeah, i think we need to stop being surprised that theme parks are giving their rides SEO-friendly names. I personally don't mind bayou adventure or whatever, I think bayou is a vibey word. Plus, they probably want to be able to put out ads that make it seem like a totally new attraction, so they would distance it a bit from splash mountain.
 
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