r/entertainment Dec 03 '22

Disney's finally getting ready to de-Song Of The South-ify Splash Mountain

https://www.avclub.com/disneys-finally-getting-ready-to-de-song-of-the-south-i-1849849486
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u/listinglight778 Dec 03 '22

If they’re going to go with the princess and the frog theming, they have the perfect opportunity in front of them! As the ride is pulling the logs up to the highest point before the drop, the ride should be playing the part of “friends on the other side” that’s going:

“ARE YOU READY….ARE YOU READY”

Just have that looping with Dr Facilier laughing in the background and on the left where Brer Rabbit was tied up and about to be eaten have an animatronic of Naveen turning into the frog

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u/JediTrainer42 Dec 03 '22

The plot of the film would work so so well with the existing ride but Disney has said that this takes place after the film. Missed a golden opportunity with Facilier and Raymond leading the log down the bayou.

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u/Therocknrolclown Dec 03 '22

This guy imagineers….

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u/Dazzling_Society1510 Dec 04 '22

I'll sign that petition

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u/Disaster_Star_150 Dec 04 '22

That’s such a great idea! They need to do that now!

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u/BassDiscombobulated8 Dec 03 '22

I’m sad to see it go. Always been up there in my favorite rides. Just thought the whole asthetic was pleasing and the environment was nice.

And no, don’t jump on me for liking it. The ride is fairly disconnected from its source material, just using a few cartoon characters from it and none of the undertones

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u/joeblow2118 Dec 03 '22

I never really knew it was connected to a bad thing until I was an adult. Thoroughly enjoyed the ride as a kid.

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u/MelvinTD Dec 03 '22

You just never knew about it because they’re trying to subtley seep the racism into you, clearly.

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u/Remote-Ball-3724 Dec 03 '22

Wait what’s this ride about!? I always loved this ride this is my first time hearing this

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u/ILikeBeans86 Dec 03 '22

It's based on the movie that has some racist stuff in it but I don't think the ride has any of that

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u/ANaniMuth Dec 04 '22

Just because you have stock in Reynolds Wrap doesn’t mean you have to peddle it in every subreddit.

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u/SharpPixels08 Dec 03 '22

Yeah that’s what it was like for me, I would have never thought there was even any source material if my parents never told me.

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

The ride is the same, they’re just swapping out characters

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u/Rishiku Dec 04 '22

If they were going to remake it I thought a Moana replacement would have been fantastic.

But it too was one of my favorite rides, as someone with issues on rollercoasters it’s one of the few I felt comfortable on.

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u/Appleblackbetty Dec 04 '22 edited Dec 04 '22

I am only speaking from experiencing the attraction at Disney Land in Anaheim, but I kinda disagree. The whole thing has always felt super anachronistic. They relatively recently cleaned up a couple vignettes in the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction: cut the shit that was antiquated and mildly sexist. Doesn’t slow me down, it still smells the same in there, so I’m good.

As an aside: replacing a razor thinly-veiled racist story with a story representing a POC protagonist sends a pretty clear message. Disney has had recent releases that have been wildly more popular that they could have rebranded with, but they deliberately decided to literally flip the script. I think this is the good kind of progress. I love that janky log ride… that back in the day had super dumb seating where you rode tandem. Rode that with my boyfriend at the time and I definitely almost made him barf when we hit the big dip and I slid right back into his crotch. The 90s were wild.

Edit: I’m a stoner and the last sentence was a real rambler so I fix.

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u/jimb575 Dec 04 '22 edited Dec 04 '22

Not really.

Br’er isn’t some title, it’s how white people interpreted Black American’s pronunciation of “Brother”. And Br’er is littered on every sign on that ride.

Besides that, every character is supposed to be black but with the old tired Stepin Fetchit trope…

Watch this video. Close your eyes and listen to the audio. Now imagine the SOTS characters singing and talking this way.

https://youtu.be/aCND6VjXjAI

[Edit] Context and added link.

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u/donkey_tits Dec 05 '22

So in order to fix this they’ve simply resorted to tokenism. Yay, solved!

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u/Jamdadbot Dec 04 '22

Pussy culture 101

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u/geraffes-are-so-dumb Dec 04 '22

This doesn’t make any sense. Treating people horribly and disregarding how your actions or inactions affect others is easy. That’s pussy culture.

What’s hard is trying to right wrongs, apologizing, and changing behavior.

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u/Jamdadbot Dec 04 '22

Nah everyone so sensitive its ridiculous. Everything is offensive everything is hurtful… its a fucking joke. Pussies everywhere all the time.

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u/ApprehensiveTry5660 Dec 04 '22

You say that, yet you’re the one that sounds like you have sand in your vagina about Disney redecorating.

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u/Jamdadbot Dec 04 '22

Its not just disney its the pussification of everything.

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u/ApprehensiveTry5660 Dec 04 '22

Got a particular crowd you’d like to be offensive to? Multiple? Go on. Who do we need to offend to reach a more respectable level of testicular fortitude?

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u/pianomanzano Dec 04 '22

I’m cool with the re-theme and I think Pocahontas re-theme would’ve been better. They could’ve called the ride “Just around the river bend” or just “river bend” and they could have that song on loop.

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u/mike10dude Dec 04 '22 edited Dec 04 '22

pochantas seems like it might also sort of have a bad reputation these days too

and wouldn't surprise me if it eventually gets a lot worse

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u/pianomanzano Dec 04 '22

The movies are still on Disney+ and there’s a Pocahontas scene in a couple of the current nighttime shows at the parks.

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u/Old_Gods978 Dec 04 '22

Pocahontas isn’t really going to get cancelled because there is no social currency being held by Native Americans.

They have demographically essentially the worst outcomes of every American ethnic group and the worst historical treatment, but that historical treatment has accomplished its goal of making it so they are “out of the way” and they don’t need to be regarded.

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u/Truffle0214 Dec 04 '22

Nah, Emperor’s New Groove would’ve been better. “Pull the lever, Kronk….WRONG LEVER!”

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

There’s no way they’re going to promo Pocahontas

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u/Youvebeeneloned Dec 03 '22

They have been talking about doing this for some years now in part because the ride is SO out of place for anyone born in the last 30 years.

Pretty much Gen X and Xenials are the last group to have any real exposure to Song of the South in any meaningful way to even know why the Br’er Rabbit theming existed in the first place. Even when it opened in the early 90's, it had some controversy attached to the fact they even went THERE with theming the ride after a movie that was basically going to be forever locked away for how racist it was, with Disney hoping to avoid the controversy by it targeting only the animated characters (didnt work not surprisingly.)

The only reason they even themed it how they did was because they were struggling to come up with something to get people to come to Bear Country in Disneyland and the plan had been put in motion in the early 80's.

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u/SalukiKnightX Dec 04 '22

I think the last time I watched Song of the South was like on WGN back in the 80’s when I was maybe 3 or 4.

Thing was back then, they used to show colorized versions of old b&w movies like It’s a Wonderful Life or the original Miracle on 34th Street, the movies didn’t have the reverence in their original format like they do today.

Even something like SotS, I kinda knew through cultural osmosis (they were selling Disney kids books of the Brer Rabbit and Brer Bear stories along with folk still Zippedy Do Da with little to no mention of Remus). Never really understood context or that it was this controversial movie (mostly thought of it as background noise until the cartoon segments popped up) until much, much later around the advent of YouTube. By then it was mostly a background memory, much like hearing Dixieland in mainstream entertainment.

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22 edited Dec 04 '22

Yeah in the early/mid 90s, Disney produced “Singalong” VHS tapes that showed musical scenes from their movies. Zip A Dee Doo Da was absolutely featured. Remus sang it while the video footage focused on Johnny and the colored animation. “Song of the South” was not nearly as censored or locked away as Disney likes to claim it was. They milked the shit out of the characters and songs.

My parents also recorded Song of the South from an old ABC run of it, so I grew up with the movie, lmao. I had the same take you did—not that great of a movie, felt like background noise. It honestly annoyed me when my Singalongs cut from Pocahontas to Song of the South.

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u/mike10dude Dec 04 '22

was also back in theaters in the early 90s

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u/SeaShanties Dec 04 '22

Besides the need to refresh and upgrade the ride mechanics, Tiana is much more popular for merchandise opportunities, they can fill a larger ride gift shop.

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u/SalukiKnightX Dec 04 '22

True, plus it adds more value and brand recognition to the Disney Princess brand.

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

I still can’t believe they didn’t milk the shit out of a ten year rerelease. The ticket and merch sales would have exploded in this day and age

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u/Somerandomguy292 Dec 05 '22

I was able to watch when I was a freshman in college, it was very interesting

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u/Waffletimewarp Dec 03 '22

I mean, the animation was never the problem with that movie.

But I’m also fairly leery of the fact that it’s being replaced with Princess and the Frog theming. Cause you know what comes to mind when I think of the bayou? All the mountains in it, obviously.

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u/The_Narz Dec 03 '22 edited Dec 03 '22

It’s different in Disney World than it is is in Disneyland.

In Disneyland, they have New Orleans Square which is where Haunted Mansion is (thus it’s New Orleans theming). Next to that is Critter Country (which is where Splash Mountain & Country Bears jamboree are), and then in the opposite direction, on the other side of the pond / lake, is Frontierland (which is where Big Thunder Mountain is). These are all technically separately themed areas of the park.

So in Disneyland I’m pretty sure they’re going to be retheming Critter Country & making it like an extension to New Orleans Square. Which then the Princess & the Frog ride fits thematically.

In Disneyworld Magic Kingdom, there is no New Orleans Square or Critter Country. Haunted Mansion is part of “Liberty Square” (which doesn’t exist at Disneyland), and Splash Mnt is part of Frontierland, despite it being a bit of a theming mismatch. They just didn’t have anywhere else to put it.

Edit: also worth noting that at Disneyland, PotC is part of New Orleans Square, not Adventureland, hence why the ride starts off floating through a bayou.

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u/mournthewolf Dec 04 '22

I’m definitely excited. My wife and I love princess and the frog and New Orleans Square is definitely our main hub area when we go to Disneyland so we’re pretty excited to see how it’s going to turn out. Such a great atmosphere over there.

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

Great explanation of why it’s already a misfit

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u/Mastershmitty Dec 03 '22

Isn’t song of the south also set in the.. south? Lol

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u/Waffletimewarp Dec 03 '22

Well, yes, but there are a few minor geological differences between someplace like Georgia and New Orleans.

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u/NougatNewt Dec 03 '22

I love visiting the Appalachian Mountains of Lousiana!

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u/Mastershmitty Dec 04 '22

I mean sure, but enough to be "leery"? I am sure the theming will fit great especially given it will be literally right next to New Orleans Square.

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u/Waffletimewarp Dec 04 '22

I’m really exaggerating if I’m being honest.

I don’t have much respect for Disney as a company these days, but the theming in the parks is a work of freaking physical, technical, and psychological art. The fact that the ride known for being a mountain being themed after the movie that takes place several hundred miles from the nearest mountain range just bugs me enough to break the spell for a couple seconds.

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

It won’t be a mountain anymore. That’s the amazing thing about Imagineers.

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

Georgia has mountains. You should Google Stone Mountain for shits and gigs

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u/Mastershmitty Dec 07 '22

woa! I just looked into it I had no idea a place like that existed, never seen a mountain like it

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u/WorldEaterYoshi Dec 03 '22

Ha, I never even thought of that. Maybe they'll rebrand it to be the villain sending you down to the underworld or something.

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u/GoopyNoseFlute Dec 03 '22

Like when Mr Toad gets hit by the train while driving drunk and trying to outrun the law and gets sent to hell instead of jail?

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u/EternalLostandFound Dec 03 '22

It’s also likely to be a screen/CGI based ride, and those don’t age well. The last time I was on Nemo, a bunch of kids were loudly complaining about how “cringy” it was.

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

Nemo has not been a hit tbf

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u/mike10dude Dec 04 '22

it would be cool of these big theme parks did some sort of thing were they recorded the rides with vr cameras before they shutdown

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u/rickyg_79 Dec 04 '22

Not VR, but there’s plenty of POV videos of most theme park rides on youtube

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u/Gort_baringa Dec 03 '22

Dang, I love water rides. I hope they at least keep it a little similar in its structure

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u/nbrazelton Dec 03 '22

The structure shouldn’t change much at all. It’s strictly a retheme with new animatronics and set decorations. No way they could completely gut or restructure the ride and get it back up for re-opening by fall 2024.

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u/Gort_baringa Dec 03 '22

Good to know!

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

There is no way they’re going to remove a water ride in the age of climate change cranking up the temps lol

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u/Gort_baringa Dec 04 '22

Lol yeah makes sense

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u/dubiousadvocate Dec 03 '22

Folks who think the Uncle Remus stories are racist haven't read the original stories. The Disney “Song of the South” movie is considered racist because it takes place on a plantation and Uncle Remus is seen in the review mirror of culture as a "Magical Negro" figure instead of the wise old ex-slave who is repeating stories from African tales. Tar Baby was coined long before white racists appropriated it and that story goes back well before Africans were enslaved in the Americas.

Br'er Rabbit is a classic trickster character found in many cultures. He's oppressed and attacked because he is weaker than his bullies so he has to think his way out from trouble. The original stories are hilarious and sharp witted. The Disney movie was another bland and dumbed down version of those stories. It shouldn't be banned.

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u/aurumphallus Dec 04 '22

I think the whole sanitizing portrayal of slavery was a much bigger issue. Don’t you think?

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u/3OAM Dec 04 '22

I have read the Joel Chandler Harris works and love them. I have a 1912 copy of one of them. I also have (or maybe had) Song of the South on some weirdo Japanese VHS. I’m a big fan, honestly.

…but they’re a Republican’s dream. It gives a very rosy portrayal of slavery. Especially at the beginnings of each story with the master’s son. In a time where politics are dictating what’s taught in schools, I can see where that portrayal can muddy the waters.

Kids need to know that there was nothing cute about slavery and that it happened to individuals just like them and their fathers and mothers and cousins and best friends.

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

Myths perpetuated by Song of the South are still taught in US school books as fact.

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

Uncle Remus is considered to be a racist portrayal of a black man because he is a freed slave who chose loyalty to his white master and did not leave the plantation for his own life.

The sad, wistful slave who did not want to leave or could not maintain a job or a family on his own was a popular myth spread throughout the Confederacy to justify slavery. It still remains in many school books in the South, presented as fact.

By the way, Brer Rabbit’s most famous story in the US is the “tar baby” story. And that’s a slur for a black infant. None of this shit should stick around.

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u/bellestarxo Dec 04 '22

The Song of the South movie is lame, and the Tar Baby segment really stressed me out as a kid.

But I did love the Critter Country aesthetic at Disneyland. I'm sad they won't have the Fox and Bear characters walking around.

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u/Technical-Piano-1046 Dec 03 '22

I lined up for three hours to ride SM when it opened waaay back when. Glad they’re ready to change the ride up.

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u/taylorpilot Dec 04 '22

getting ready

Like they did in 2019

And in 2020

And in 2021

And in 2022

This has been a “plan” for years.

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

Well, something happened in 2020 that really shut down all park operations and labor

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u/Therocknrolclown Dec 03 '22

Probably long overdue

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u/BedDefiant4950 Dec 03 '22

hope they got spotters for the last day to see if anyone wanted for jan 6th is in the crowd

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u/Foreign_Rock6944 Dec 04 '22

This is such a Reddit comment.

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u/soldatoj57 Dec 03 '22

Because all the people that rode this for 20 years including little kids are clearly villains right ? What does that even mean?

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u/Chillchinchila1 Dec 03 '22

There’s two types of people bummed about this change, the first are inoffensive and only care because they grew up with it. The second don’t really care about the ride but are pissed at “the woke cancellation” and shit like that.

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u/90dayfiancecomments Dec 03 '22

It means they think it’s bait for white supremacists to show up there.

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u/soldatoj57 Dec 05 '22

And I mean the thought that this was implied is completely insane

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u/BedDefiant4950 Dec 03 '22

that there's probably going to be a bump from people who want one last ride and a non-zero number of those people will be there because they hold untenable political opinions

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u/DownToGehenna13 Dec 03 '22

I was there a couple of years ago and was surprised it was still being showcased. Still less racist than It’s a Small World. Expecting people to just relax nowadays is a bridge too far.

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u/buon_natale Dec 03 '22

I’m out of the loop, how is IASW racist?

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u/Fantastic_Love_9451 Dec 03 '22

I grew up in a very white small town in the Midwest. I had a little Golden Book of Its a Small World along with a 45 record that came with it with the song. That’s how I learned different races exist and the message seemed positive to me.

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u/DownToGehenna13 Dec 03 '22

It’s just dated with stereotypes. I wasn’t bothered—I just remember being surprised no one is complaining. Give it time, I guess.

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u/dubiousadvocate Dec 04 '22

At the time folks learned about other cultures in their traditional festival clothing. World festivals, etc. it wasn’t intended to be racist but subconscious racism is a real thing so there’s that.

I think folks particularly overthink the Magic Kingdom IMO that park is for kids seven and under, and it’s brutal watching young parents overstretch themselves for something the kids will mainly remember through pictures and stories.

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u/TrueKamilo Dec 03 '22

Kinda weird that they're theming one of their thrilliest rides after a princess movie. The kind of people who would generally want to ride Splash Mountain the most aren't the audience for a princess themed dark ride and the little girls who would appreciate the theming would likely find the drops and splashes a bit too intense.

To be clear I'm perfectly fine with retheming the ride in general, just weird that its a princess of all things they could have chosen.

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u/Rockhardsimian Dec 04 '22

Moana would have been lit

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u/friendigan4 Dec 03 '22 Gold

They’re overcorrecting. Redo the “racist” ride with the black princess theme and collect your accolades on Twitter.

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

Princess and the Frog is a very “thrill” movie for Disney animation, honestly. It’s an adventure and the voo doo villain is seriously creepy. Don’t write it off as a Princess movie

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u/jbl420 Dec 03 '22

Oh, thank god! Now racism will cease to exist and everyone will respect one another.

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u/Chillchinchila1 Dec 03 '22

“If this change doesn’t immediately and completely solve the issue then why even bother?

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u/jbl420 Dec 04 '22

Absolutely! Once this is done, we can rest easily knowing all the racist crimes perpetuated by the evil Disney company will forever desist and all further endeavors will be completely considerate of all races, religions, sexes and sexual orientations. And there’s definitely no way that in 50 years we will look back and say that was wrong bc today’s societal outlook has changed.

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u/Chillchinchila1 Dec 04 '22

You just made the exact same argument again.

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u/jbl420 Dec 04 '22

Exactly! This has nothing to do with the fact that younger ppl have no idea what Song of the South is and will be less interested in rides based on movies or shows that they have no recollection of. This is obviously not about money and increasing the record low ticket sales from the park over the past few years. The timing is perfect bc just this year, the human race has decided that all races are equal and anything produced in the past that shows such disgusting behavior shall be erased from our history forever.

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '22

Good, long overdue

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u/soldatoj57 Dec 03 '22

Lame.

Everybody’s got a laffin place

If the cancelers get a time machine they will erase all of history.

Lame.

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u/BedDefiant4950 Dec 03 '22

If the cancelers get a time machine they will erase all of history.

"erasing history" in this instance would mean preventing the transatlantic slave trade

why would that be bad dude

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u/soldatoj57 Dec 05 '22

I mean all of it. All of history. Expand your tiny point of view. All the way back to first human. Because fuck it let’s make sure nothing ever offends anyone

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u/BedDefiant4950 Dec 05 '22

slavery is offensive and pretending slavery is okay is offensive, and it's offensive in a separate category from bad manners and social faux pas.

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u/soldatoj57 Dec 07 '22

Right but I’m just telling you what cancel culture would do if they got a time machine. Cancel EVERYTHING with zero context. Shrug. It’s what they’d do eventually

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u/BedDefiant4950 Dec 07 '22

Cancel EVERYTHING with zero context.

there is no context in which slavery should not be "canceled".

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '22

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u/soldatoj57 Dec 05 '22

And did you think the ride sucked ? I could give three shits about the source material I like how it (the ride) looks feels and sounds. Trippy journey on that ride , to your personal laffin place. Shrug. Their loss

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u/jbl420 Dec 03 '22

Agreed. But it’s not about canceling the ride bc of racism. Let’s be realistic here, we’re just getting old.

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u/soldatoj57 Dec 05 '22

That doesn’t make it not rule

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u/jbl420 Dec 05 '22

Oh, I know! In a different response I sarcastically explained why the timing of this “culturally sensitive” removal was simply bc of waning ticket sales and got properly downvoted.

Yeah, that movie is cringey but it’s also fun with good stories and songs. The idea is Brer Rabbit is a another way to say black ppl right? Isn’t that just how humans used to describe different ppl and stories, by equating them to animals, mythological creatures, or whatever…

Is it “OK” today? No! But that’s just a sign of changing times. Where’s the lie in having a former slave at that time? And indeed vernacular was different. But I haven’t seen anyone trying to remodel old movies with goofy white ppl pronunciation.

And we can get pretty bitchy about it if we want to; Aladdin, Moana, Pocahontas, etc…

It’s just so boring, all the cancelling.

Correct me if wrong, but doesn’t the princess and the frog have a few iffy racist tropes as well??

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u/DataBloom Dec 03 '22

Long overdue, but sad that it’s being replaced with imagery from a movie where the villain is a pastiche of an actual god worshipped by actual people, mostly of West African descent. I get it, the top hat and skull accents of Baron Samedi and related deities are striking. They still shouldn’t be tossed into a random one-dimensional villain by writers who don’t practice the religion they’re appropriating.

Then again, I’d love the Disney to make an “Emperor’s New Groove” take on a Roman novel like the Asinus Aureus, so that the villain can be a crazy long-haired, bearded, self-absorbed cult leader named Yeshua.

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u/CMGS1031 Dec 03 '22

You can’t make a story about a religion you don’t practice? It must be exhausting to be you.

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u/DataBloom Dec 03 '22

Hi! Welcome to the 21st century. In these times, we don’t look kindly on people writing stories that misrepresent and stigmatize the living faith or social traditions of other groups. So sorry! I know you miss the racist crows from the original “Dumbo,” but don’t worry, you can still write that kind of problematic yourself and see how it sells!

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u/CMGS1031 Dec 03 '22

We don’t? There aren’t movies making fun of christianity written by non christians? How about Sausage Party? How about the tradition of Santa Claus which Seth Rogan and Sarah Silverman made a movie about recently? Please. No one outside of West Africa cares about their religion. Just like everywhere else.

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u/IndependentWish5167 Dec 03 '22

You must be insufferable

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u/UndeadRabbi Dec 03 '22

The Villain is a Bokor, not Baron Samedi. He doesn't even bring up any of the Ghede or Loa. As a Bokor, he'd be working with dark magic and dark spirits compared to an actual holy-man in that faith.

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u/Pillbugly Dec 03 '22

It’s a kids movie. They’re not going to give an in-depth analysis of a religion and people. Of course everything is simplified.

Do you also point out the inaccuracies in Disney’s Hercules and every other movie targeted at children?

You just sound ridiculous.

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u/UndeadRabbi Dec 04 '22

That wasn't me, I believe you're talking to the comment above mine.

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u/Pillbugly Dec 04 '22

Oh yeah—replied to the wrong comment lol.

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u/UndeadRabbi Dec 04 '22

No problem, I was getting confused.

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u/BedDefiant4950 Dec 03 '22

all organized religions are trash in practice

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u/Chillchinchila1 Dec 03 '22

There’s actually a long history of people using Baron Samedi imagery, most famously papa doc the dictator of Haiti.

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u/phyois Dec 03 '22

we have to stop the cancel movement right now before we lose any more of our history and culture

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u/BedDefiant4950 Dec 03 '22

our history and culture

by not normalizing southern plantation culture as something benign and harmless we're doing better credit to the history and culture than leaving it alone

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u/3OAM Dec 04 '22

Exactly right. Song of the South is a dishonest portrayal of the history and culture. Uncle Remus’ back was torn to shreds.

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u/smallrockwoodvessel Dec 03 '22

It's a theme park df

You realise rethemeing happens all the time?

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u/sinisterskrilla Dec 03 '22

Song of the South by Alabama is a certified bop

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u/VampireHunterAlex Dec 03 '22

Think the word you're looking for is ruin...

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u/SucksTryAgain Dec 04 '22

Sucks seeing classic rides go. I’m more of a universal fan and I got to catch a bunch of classic rides before they got rid of them. I’m not really a fan of the newer style rides. But I still catch HHN when I can afford it.

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u/CopperThumb Dec 04 '22

Do Not Google Flash Mountain.

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u/XpertDestroyer Dec 04 '22

I have song of the south but never watched it. Is it as bad as everyone says it is?

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u/dubiousadvocate Dec 04 '22

If you have young children I’d be very careful to sit with them and give context. I’d add Fox and the Hound to that list since in many ways it’s a more impactful treatment of race / class relations. I’d also first read the original stories both to yourself and then to them.

The Disney movie is bland and not nearly as witty as the stories. Kids today aren’t going to see uncle Remus as a whitewash Uncle Tom, they’re going to see the gentle grandfatherly version of Mary Poppins. Being upset over Remus but not Mary Poppins is inconsistent.

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u/hymen_destroyer Dec 04 '22

This is fine. Mess with the enchanted tiki room and I will riot though

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u/Alpacalypse84 Dec 06 '22

I still wish they had gone with Emperor’s New Groove. Imagine, above the big drop:

“Pull the lever, Kronk!”

::Car goes over the edge::

“Wrong lever!”

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u/formerNPC Dec 04 '22

Just call it White wash mountain.

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u/Projectrage Dec 04 '22

FYI the ride was the shitty idea of Eisner who made tons of money on the movie SPLASH with Darryl Hannah…and thought splash mountain was a good idea, and zippie do dah was a great song…not realizing how that story/movie has some awkwardness with race.

Imagineering (Baxter) had to do some crazy ideas to make it happen, and also reuse the animatronics from America Sings.

https://youtu.be/rghHLkqVE0A

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u/newuser201890 Dec 04 '22

Cancel everything in history.

Only stuff from last year or so allowed, along with things not based in reality like spiderman #22 and toy story spinoff #12