New concept art and show scene description for Tiana's Bayou Adventure coming in 2024 to Walt Disney World

Dec 02, 2022 in "Tiana's Bayou Adventure"

Posted: Friday December 2, 2022 10:09am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney Imagineer Carmen Smith has today shared a new piece of concept art and description for one of the show scenes coming to Tiana's Bayou Adventure.

Carmen said, "In Tiana's Bayou Adventure, you’ll join Princess Tiana and jazz-loving alligator Louis during Mardi Gras season as they prepare to host a one-of-a-kind celebration for the people of New Orleans. This new scene is the thrilling moment you first drop into the bayou and encounter some friends both new and familiar."

She continued, "As you can see here, fireflies will light up the night and invite you deeper into the bayou … almost like they’re waving you forward. What you can’t tell from this rendering – so you’ll just have to trust me on this one – is that beautiful zydeco music will fill the air. Zydeco is a special blend of rhythm and blues that was born in Louisiana, and when you hear it, you’ll feel like you’ve truly stepped into Tiana’s world. Here you’ll find Louis, who explains where this amazing music is coming from. Tiana made some new friends out here – a band full of adorable critters, including an otter, a rabbit, a racoon, a beaver, a turtle and others. The band members sing and play instruments made of natural materials they found in the bayou. It feels like they may have a bigger role to play in this story … but we’ll just have to wait and see on that one.  Like so many musical genres, zydeco brings together the sounds and styles of many cultures. We wanted that spirit reflected in this scene (and throughout the attraction) so that all our guests feel welcome to join in the celebration. It’s emblematic of what we’re always striving for with our attractions – bringing people of different backgrounds together through timeless Disney stories. This new musical adventure provides us with a song sheet to write that concept into reality."

Disney has announced that Splash Mountain will have its final day of operation on January 22 2023 as the attraction closes to begin the transformation into Tiana's Bayou Adventure.

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BuddyThomas6 hours ago

Or they could just wait until more information emerges so they know what they are talking about instead of just blabbing a bunch of blind comments about how the attraction will be a failure, without having any valid information for such predictions….unless they are psychics…..in which case, so many psychics…..so many…….

erasure fan16 hours ago

Well to be fair, for good or bad it is a discussion board. That's kinda the point of this type of thing, discuss the company and give opinions. So someone predicting this will fail is no more right or wrong than someone predicting an overwhelming success.

BuddyThomas7 hours ago

So many psychics on this message board. So many……

aladdin200711 hours ago

I loved the themed briar patch shop, watch that reopen as a generic space.

SteveAZee14 hours ago

I guess I need to register TBA as another TLA in my brain on top of To Be Announced...

MisterPenguin18 hours ago

We don't know: The name of the gift shop The full story of TBA What the flume drop represents in TBA How many AAs will be in TBA How many of the AAs that will be in TBA will be reskinned from SM How many of the AAs will have animatronic v. projected faces How much of the ride will utilize projections Beyond Tiana, Naveen, Louis, and Odie, what characters from the movie will be in the ride. How much of the music will be from the movie and how much will be new So, don't let folks complaints about what they *suppose* will happen fool you into thinking that such things as the name of the gift shop is known at this time. There is more unknown than known.

lazyboy97o19 hours ago

When has the name of an exit gift shop been announced so far in advance?

Drdcm19 hours ago

Bayou Boutique… (that’s my guess)

Kirby8619 hours ago

Nah it'll be a fun adventure I bet Mama Odie will be singing "you got to dig a little deeper to get that precious salt, you got to dig a little deeper it's what your boss would want."

Kirby8619 hours ago

The Briar Patch will be changed to The Salt Dome and Splashdown photos will be Naveens Navigation and gift shoo. Honestly though who knows what the shops will be called now.

Ghost931 day ago

I'm sure there will be some suspense, like when Tiana discovers she ran out of salt for her special recipe!

MagicHappens19711 day ago

Tiana Merchandise Activation #1 & #2? Just kidding but I’m sure they’ll come up with something creative PatF related

DisneyDreamerxyz1 day ago

Any guesses on what the new name of the exit gift shop (previously known as "Splashdown Photos" ) and The Briar Patch will be ? They have never mentioned those in any announcement.

BrerFoxesBayouAdventure1 day ago

That's the thing, the ride from what we know is nothing but party central.