“Look, when I first heard that Splash Mountain was coming, my first impression was, ‘I think this is awesome.'” tweeted one user. “But then I found out it was a ‘Song of the South’ theme ride, and I went straight to ‘Burn It Down 33 Years Ago,’ which isn’t that hard.”
“There’s a reason most people who are familiar with the movie don’t know it’s ‘Song of the South,’ and that’s because *nobody* likes to talk about it,” the tweet continued.
“People are losing their minds by changing ‘classic driving’. Splash Mountain opened in 1992 under Eisner. it will never be a classic. Shame on you all” tweeted another person.
“I rode Splash Mountain two months ago” rang in the third person.
“It’s embarrassingly out of date. Culturally and technologically – it was on its last legs. It needs renovation and I’m sure it will be a great boardwalk even after the Disney movie that you have to watch.”
Other Twitter users defended the trip.
“Bruh, don’t do Splash Mountain like that. what happened hit someone.
“One step closer to destroying a major and iconic part of Disney World, Walt Disney and the Magic Kingdom?” another was angry.
Disney has yet to release full details on the new vehicle, but says it should launch by September 2024.