Disney Changing Splash Mountain, Ride Tied to Jim Crow Film

Disney officials said they were recasting the ride based on “The Princess and the Frog,” a 2009 Disney film with an African American female lead.

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Amid calls to change the Splash Mountain theme park ride over its ties to “Song of the South,” the 1946 movie many view as racist, Disney officials said Thursday it was recasting the ride based on “The Princess and the Frog,” a 2009 Disney film with an African American female lead. Changes to the ride will be made both at Disneyland in California and the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World…

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