If you were confused by the headline, that's very understandable. How could a Disney theme park ride possibly be racist? Leave it to the woke left, they can make anything racist.
Splash Mountain will be closed on January 23 because Disney claims it promotes "racial stereotypes."
NEW: Disney confirms Splash Mountain at Walt Disney World will be closed starting Jan. 23. The ride "will undergo a transformation" and reopen in late 2024 as Tiana's Bayou Adventure.
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The ride has been open since 1989 and is based on the 1946 Disney film "Song of the South." The woke left wants it gone because it offers a racially insensitive depiction of Reconstruction in the American South just after the end of the Civil War.
"I've felt, as long as I've been CEO, that 'Song of the South' was – even with a disclaimer – was just not appropriate in today's world," Disney CEO Bob Iger said at a shareholders' meeting in March 2020, when the first announcement of the closure was made.
Fans of the ride created a petition to keep it going. The petition received over 100,000 signatures.
"Splash Mountain has never included depictions of slaves or any racist elements and is based solely on historical African folktales that families of all ethnicities have been enjoying for nearly a century," the petition read.
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