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This Old Disney Commercial Is Horrible, but We Can’t Stop Watching!

It’s the late 80s, and Disney is excited about cruising into the 90s with the big introduction of its newest water ride, Splash Mountain. So, Disney does what they do best… drops an unforgettable commercial for the new attraction. But over 30 years later, it’s laughable in so many ways!

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Splash Mountain (Credit: Disney)

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Splash Mountain at Disneyland Resort recently celebrated its 33rd birthday, with its Disney Park grand opening on July 17, 1989. Splash Mountain didn’t arrive at Walt Disney World Resort until 1992.

The attraction was instantly successful with its catchy “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” music and theme from Disney’s Song of the South (1946). With Br’er Rabbit, Br’er Fox, and Br’er Bear, the attraction won the hearts of many as Guests plummeted down the side of a mountain into a briar patch.

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Art Rendering of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure (Credit: Disney)

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Fast forward to the present day, and Disney is preparing to replace Splash Mountain’s theme with a The Princess and the Frog (2009) representation. The change has been met with much controversy. Some wish Disney would leave the classic attraction as is, while others approve of Disney’s decision citing the Song of the South theme for its racist connotation.

The switch from Splash Mountain to its new name, “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure,” will occur in 2024.

But, if you’re looking for a good laugh… get ready because this horrible Splash Mountain commercial is too horrible to look away from. Deemed the “Splash Mountain Rap,” enjoy the Disney commercial from 1989 below:

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Bad acting. Bad dancing. And let’s not even talk about the outfits… it was surely an AMAZING theme park commercial in its time.

We’re sorry… but not sorry… for bringing this old timer out of the Disney commercial vault!

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.