Splash Mountain Evacuated at Magic Kingdom After Ride Breaks Down - Inside the Magic

One of the main reasons Disney decided to rebrand Splash Mountain in the first place was due to a Change.org petition started by Disney fans who claimed that the attraction’s content was racist.

The petition also claimed that “while Splash Mountain is considered a cherished classic, its history and narrative are steeped in extremely problematic and racist stereotypes from the 1946 film Song of the South.”

The Splash Mountain attraction at Disney’s Magic Kingdom was inspired by the 1946 film Uncle Remus, about a Black plantation worker named Uncle Remus and his tales to a young visitor about animals named Br’er Rabbit, Br’er Fox, and Br’er Bear.