by: Daisy Ruth
Posted: Nov 16, 2020 / 04:40 PM EST/ Updated: Nov 16, 2020 / 04:40 PM EST
Concept art for Splash Mountain (Disney photo)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (WFLA) – The reimagining of Splash Mountain at Disney Parks will be “expedited,” according to a Disney Parks official on Monday.
Disney’s Josh D’Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experience and Products, spoke about various topics during a virtual press conference at the IAAPA (The Global Association for the Attractions Industry) Expo: Virtual Education Conference.
D’Amaro said “the cultural change at the company has already begun” and the company will be furthering relationships with historically Black colleges “to create a stronger pipeline to careers in finance, human resources, legal, communications, production, and technology,” according to a website post from IAPPA.
In the post, it was mentioned the reimagining of Splash Mountain will be expedited “to ensure that all who visit the company’s parks do feel welcome as well.”
“In the world that we find ourselves in today, optimism, innovation, and courage, they will ultimately win the day,” D’Amaro said.