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‘Splash Mountain’ Fan Makes Bizarre Comparison to Student Loan Debt Forgiveness

It’s no secret that many fans of the Magic Kingdom ride called Splash Mountain are mourning the soon-to-be-closed Disney ride (even though other Disney Guests are excited for the Disney Park ride replacing Splash Mountain, which is Tiana’s Bayou Adventure). What does seem to be a secret, however, is the true nature of a Twitter account that has recently befuddled Disney fans with Tweets that may or may not be satirical.

One such Tweet was posted recently that creates a vague, dramatic connection between the just-announced forgiveness of student loan debt and the upcoming closure of Splash Mountain in the Magic Kingdom Disney Park.

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The Disney Park ride called Splash Mountain is being replaced soon with Tiana’s Bayou Adventure (a Walt Disney Imagineering ride about Princess Tiana) in the Magic Kingdom theme park within Walt Disney World Resort. Credit: Disney

The Twitter account in question, “Came4Splash”, seems to focus on pro-Splash Mountain content to the extreme. Someone using this Twitter account posted a Tweet which says the following: “OK SO WE ARE GOING TO FORGIVE STUDENT LOAN DEBT WHICH THEY AGREED TO PAYING BUT WE DONT GET TO KEEP SPLASH MOUNTAIN WHICH I DID NOT CONSENT TO BEING REMOVED!!!!”.

Other Disney fans and Splash Mountain fans have made a meme from the Tweet, even though there is also a great deal of discussion in the comments about whether or not the people behind the Twitter account are kidding. Fans have started sharing their own versions of the Tweet, simply by changing the ride in question to fit different things. One such Tweet involves the Great Movie Ride instead of Splash Mountain; you can see that example Tweet below!

The official closure date for Splash Mountain (a water ride that focused on the adventures of Brer Rabbit and the song “Zip a Dee Doo Dah”) has not been announced yet, but fans are already collecting whatever memorabilia they can in anticipation of its permanent closure. Walt Disney Imagineering has been sharing lots of behind-the-scenes glimpses of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, the replacement ride from Walt Disney Imagineering, so the announcement regarding a closure date does seem imminent.

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Princess Tiana is donning a new look for her appearance in Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, which will follow the Disney princess and her companions (including Prince Naveen, the husband of Princess Tiana, and Louis the alligator) on a New Orleans bayou adventure.

While it is not clear exactly how the person behind the controversial pro-Splash Mountain Twitter account was connecting student loan debt forgiveness with Splash Mountain’s closure, one thing continues to be clear: Disney fans are passionate about Splash Mountain, and their opinions are divided on the subject when it comes to the Princess Tiana and Walt Disney Imagineering ride that is replacing the Magic Kingdom Disney Park attraction!

 

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!