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As you know, Splash Mountain is based on the film Song of the South, which Disney refuses to put into circulation because it glorifies slave culture and the racist tropes used to portray black people during the minstrel period of our performance history. With all the BLM protests going on, I think it’s time for Disney to renovate the ride in both parks. I’m moving to persuade Disney to change the theme of Splash Mountain to Princess and the Frog. It fits in still in Critter Country or New Orleans Square. And it’s a film beloved by so many that lacks any major representation in the parks or their merchandise. Mostly, I think it’s important that our generation and future generations see such an influential company remove a ride that oppresses black culture, and replace it with a ride that celebrates black culture. It is imperative that the Disney Parks work on diversifying the representation in their parks, and this is one major way to make this happen amidst covid (character meet-and-greets are canceled for safety). And if they could change the Tower of Terror into Guardians of the Galaxy in Disney California Adventure still using the ride mechanism framework, then this is most certainly a possibility within the abilities of Disney Parks. We have rides for Ariel, Elsa, Anna, and Snow White in US parks- but it’s time for a princess who isn’t white to have a major ride attraction.