Amid calls to change the 'Splash Mountain theme park ride' because of its ties with the`Song of the South', the 1946 movie many view as racist, Disney has decided to recast it and base it on`The Princess and the Frog'. This is the 2009 Disney film with an African American female lead. The changes to the ride will be made at Disneyland in California and the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida. The company said that these changes had been in the works since last year but have been announced now. The ride first opened at Disneyland in the late 1980s.