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New Adventures With Princess Tiana To Replace Splash Mountain At Disneyland Park & Magic Kingdom Park

Today Disney Parks shared a first glimpse of a project Imagineers have been working on since last year. Splash Mountain – at both Disneyland park in California and Magic Kingdom park in Florida – will soon be completely reimagined. The theme is inspired by an all-time favorite animated Disney film, “The Princess and the Frog.” 

We pick up this story after the final kiss, and join Princess Tiana and Louis on a musical adventure – featuring some of the powerful music from the film – as they prepare for their first-ever Mardi Gras performance.

Tiana is a modern, courageous, and empowered woman, who pursues her dreams and never loses sight of what’s really important. It’s a great story with a strong lead character, set against the backdrop of New Orleans and the Louisiana bayou. In 1966, Walt himself opened New Orleans Square when it became the first new “land” added to Disneyland park, so it feels natural to link the story and the incredible music of “The Princess and the Frog” to our parks.

The voice of Princess Tiana and Tony Award-winning actress, Anika Noni Rose, shared, “It is really exciting to know that Princess Tiana’s presence in both Disneyland and Magic Kingdom will finally be fully realized! As passionate as I am about what we created, I know the fans are going to be over the moon. The Imagineers are giving us ‘The Princess and the Frog’ Mardi Gras celebration we’ve been waiting for, and I’m here for it!”

The approach to retheming or “plussing” attractions (as Walt Disney referred to it) begins with Imagineers asking the question, how can we build upon or elevate the experience and tell a fresh, relevant story? It’s a continuous process that Imagineers are deeply passionate about. And with this longstanding history of updating attractions and adding new magic, the retheming of Splash Mountain is of particular importance today. The new concept is inclusive – one that all of our guests can connect with and be inspired by, and it speaks to the diversity of the millions of people who visit our parks each year.

Charita Carter, the senior creative producer leading the project at Walt Disney Imagineering shared, “Like Princess Tiana, I believe that courage and love are the key ingredients for wonderful adventures. I am delighted to be a part of bringing this fun-filled experience to our guests.”

For Imagineers, change is rooted in a tradition set by Walt Disney who encouraged new innovations, new ideas, new scenes and current storytelling. And the experiences they create can be enjoyed by guests who visit our parks from all over the world.

As part of the creative development process, conceptual design work is well underway and Imagineers will soon be able to conduct preliminary reviews and develop a timeline for when the transformation can start to take shape. 

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Cyclops Print Works To Release Moana Print By Tom Whalen & The Princess And The Frog Print By Josh Holtsclaw On January 20, 2017

Cyclops Print Works first release of 2017 will be the third batch of limited-edition serigraphs from their recent An Art Tribute to the Disney Films of Ron Clements & John Musker gallery show, which was presented by Cyclops Print Works, Disney Fine Art, Gallery Nucleus, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and Oh My Disney.

This next round of online releases will be for the variant dawn edition of Moana by Tom Whalen — which is being released in celebration of Moana: Sing-Along version of the film — and The Princess and the Frog by Josh Holtsclaw from Pixar Animation Studios! All Serigraphs will be available Friday January 20, 2017 at 12 PM PST at www.cyclopsprintworks.com

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Cyclops Print Works Print #49V: Moana Variant Dawn Edition
Artist: Tom Whalen
Size: 24″ x 36″
Technique: Serigraph | 12 Colors
Edition Size: Limited Edition of 125
Features: Hand-Numbered | Metallic Inks | Varnish Finish | Authenticity Seal
Paper: Strongstuff 320 gsm
Printed by: Eclipse Workshop
Price: $85
Officially Licensed by Disney

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Cyclops Print Works Print #55: The Princess and the Frog
Artist: Josh Holtsclaw
Size: 24″ x 36″
Technique: Serigraph | 8 Colors
Edition Size: Limited-Edition of 150
Features: Hand-Numbered | Varnish Finish | Authenticity Seal
Paper: Strongstuff 320 gsm
Printed by: Eclipse Workshop
Price: $50
Officially Licensed by Disney

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Cyclops Print Works Print #55V: The Princess and the Frog Variant Edition
Artist: Josh Holtsclaw
Size: 24″ x 36″
Technique: Serigraph | 8 Colors
Edition Size: Limited-Edition of 50
Features: Hand-Numbered | Varnish Finish | Authenticity Seal
Paper: Strongstuff 320 gsm
Printed by: Eclipse Workshop
Price: $55
Officially Licensed by Disney

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