Disney Parks Blog has announced the reimagining of Splash Mountain at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. This has been in the works for over a year. (I remember hearing the rumor several months ago.) The plans were revealed on Good Morning America on June 25.
The ride will be themed after The Princess and the Frog. It will pick up the story of Princess Tiana and Louis after the final kiss, and will feature the Mardi Gras celebration. Tiana will once again be voiced by award winning actress and singer Anika Noni Rose, who is thrilled to reprise the role.
No word has been released on when the reimagining will begin, or how long the ride will need to be closed. You can read the post from Disney Parks Blog here.