I don’t like this idea. Maybe at Disneyland since Critter Country is next to New Orleans Square they could integrate it that way, but you still have Winnie the Pooh in that area, which wouldn’t fit in New Orleans. And at Disney World, Splash Mountain is in Frontierland, so it really doesn’t fit there either
Yeah it sounds very forced and like a corporate decision… I know that in Japan there’s a separate water-themed Disneyland called Disney Sea, right next to the Disneyland there. Dunno how it is in the States. Never got to go to any Disneyland myself before becoming a terminal patient of cynicism.
As of note, “Zip-a-Dee-Do-Dah” has been removed in the esplanade music loop. I haven’t really paid attention to it the few times I’ve been able to visit Downtown Disney, but usually there will be a music loop of attraction related music when you get to the esplanade. I forgot who reported on Twitter, but it’s not there.