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Disney to revamp Splash Mountain

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Guests ride Splash Mountain at Walt Disney Co.'s Disneyland Park, part of the Disneyland Resort, in Anaheim, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. The Walt Disney Co. is scheduled to release earnings figures on Nov. 7. Photographer: Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Disney is revamping the popular ride "Splash Mountain."

CNN reports it'll be renamed after the 2009 animated movie, "The Princess and the Frog."

Splash Mountain came under fire due to racial stereotypes. The ride is based on the 1946 movie "Song of the South," best known for the song "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah."

The makeover will feature characters from the movie about Disney's first black princess, and be put in place at Disneyland in California and the Magic Kingdom in Orlando.

"It speaks to the diversity of the millions of people who visit our parks each year," Disney said in a statement on Thursday to CNN.

There's no word on when the new-look Splash Mountain will be revealed.




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