Disney Fans Call for Beloved Attraction to Be Re-Themed Due to Racism | 22 Words

Disney fans have been calling for one of Disneyland's most beloved attractions to be re-themed due to racism.

Keep scrolling to see what fans had to say...

Disneyland is one of the most magical places on Earth.

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Though there are now 6 Disneyland parks spread across the world, California's park is the O.G of all the Disneyland/Disneyworld franchises.

The park first opened its doors in 1955...

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Nearly half of the United States' citizens gathered around their black-and-white television sets on July 17, 1955, as California's Disneyland was finally unveiled to the public.

Disneyland's revelation was fully broadcasted...

And people were able to get a first, yet slightly grainy, look into the theme park.

It was a highly anticipated event...

After more than 2 decades of planning and a breakneck year of construction, Walt Disney had transformed a 160-acre orange grove in Anaheim, California, into a $17 million theme park. Here, Disneyland was born.

Thousands of people flocked to the park on its opening day.

The theme park expected a crowd of 15,000 people at the invitation-only opening... However, a staggering 28,154 passed through Disneyland’s gates thanks to counterfeit tickets.

It was complete chaos.

The park's staff, who had been nervously awaiting their first customers, were completely overwhelmed by the hordes of people flooding through the turnstiles. For years to come, Disneyland workers referred to the opening day as “Black Sunday."

The lines went on for miles.

Everyone was keen to immediately experience Walt's creation so the lines were long. And this wasn't even at the park - cars were backed up for 7 whole miles along the Santa Ana Freeway.

Visitors were not disappointed...

And fast-forwarding over sixty years, the park and all the other Disney locations remain to be as popular as ever.

Guests don't just visit Disneyland for the magic, however...

Millions of guests flock through the gates every year for Disney's remarkable rides, of course!

The attractions are endless...

And even though Disney has been improving its rollercoaster game more and more over the years, there are many rides that remain to be timeless.

Everyone who has visited a Disney park will be familiar with Splash Mountain.

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The log flume is one of the most popular attractions at Disneyland, Disney World Resort, and Tokyo Disneyland - who hasn't been and got soaked on this ride?!

It's buckets of fun for the whole family...

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And Splash Mountain has been in action for decades now.

The theme of Splash Mountain hasn't changed a bit...

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And that is what visitors love so much about the attraction. However, it seems that things may be about to change for the famous log flume.

As protests demanding racial equality take place across the country...

A petition has been created to change Splash Mountain. "While the ride is considered a beloved classic it’s history and storyline are steeped in extremely problematic and stereotypical racist tropes from the 1946 film Song of the South," the petition reads.

Fans are wanting the theme to be changed to represent Princess and the Frog.

"There is a huge need for diversity in the parks and this could help fill that need. Princess and the Frog is a beloved princess movie but has very little representation in the parks. Tiana could be one of the first princesses with a thrill ride, as well as giving her a much-deserved place in the parks."

The petition wants Disney to remove racist stereotypes and include much more diversity in their parks...

And even though over 15,000 people have signed so far, there are many loyal Disney-visitors who have been left furious over this demand.

Many Splash Mountain fans don't see the huge problem...

And as this Twitter user pointed out, the ride doesn't focus on the storyline of Song of the South and it just uses the cartoon characters.

Many feel that the ride is fine just the way it is...

And that any form of change would simply be unnecessary.

However, some visitors have been giving their own suggestions.

Many feel that there are better Disney movies to theme the ride on rather than Princess and the Frog.

Former Splash Mountain cast members spoke out...

And they seem totally fine with the idea of re-theming the ride - with this particular individual suggesting a darker theme.

And as this former cast member pointed out...

Visitors didn't enjoy Splash Mountain for the Song of the South theme, they enjoyed it for the ride experience.

Maybe some change would work wonders for the park...

And there's no denying how it would appeal so much more to the younger generations. Make sure to keep scrolling to have a look inside Disneyland's new Marvel-themed Avengers campus...