Large set-piece spotted being hoisted into Tiana's Bayou Adventure at Magic Kingdom

Nov 02, 2023 in "Tiana's Bayou Adventure"

Tiana's Bayou Adventure set-piece delivery
Posted: Thursday November 2, 2023 1:@2pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Thanks to some lucky timing, we spotted this large set-piece being lifted into position at Tiana's Bayou Adventure in Magic Kingdom today.

The set-piece comprises a mechanical crane taking on a rusted, industrial appearance, with a series of gears and pulleys. The arm of the crane is extended and is hoisting a wooden crate, which is suspended by ropes. The crate contains three boxes, one stamped with Tiana's logo.

Tiana's Bayou Adventure replaces Splash Mountain with a planned opening in 2024 at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

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Epcot82Guy6 hours ago

You're spoiling the surprise. That's the real opening date... to drive synergy and strategic spend. I believe it will become a festival center in the meantime.

tanc6 hours ago

I happen to have a one day ticket to the magic kingdom I never used. I can't wait for them to announce the opening date. Being that I recently rode the one in Tokyo, it'll be quite an experience to compare the two. Definitely would plan to go at that time since Splash happens to be practically my favorite ride of all time.

HoustonHorn7 hours ago

If you haven't seen it in person....well, it's actually worse. And the washed-out yellow of the barn is certainly a choice.

BasiltheBatLord7 hours ago

The rainbow mural in the queue kills me. They're really turning one of the greatest theme park attractions of all time into a "live, laugh, love" house.

JoeCamel8 hours ago

And the final drop is the crash of '29?

EPCOTCenterLover9 hours ago

So far, the exterior is looking ok for what it is. But I really don't like that mural.

Incomudro10 hours ago

There will be a re-education camp, er... room - rather than a gift shop at the end of the ride.

Brer Panther10 hours ago

I know you're just joking around, but the idea of the animals being reskinned as humans, but still looking animal-esque, sounds terrifying.

ToTBellHop13 hours ago

I did hear a rumor that The Laughing Place is becoming The Sensitivity Training Room but thought nothing of it. Now I’m not sure what to think. I am now certain that the rumor I heard about the iconic double drop becoming the Double Dip Recession sequence is true. Apparently, the flume will simulate riding the stock markets.

Bocabear13 hours ago

that is not Aunt Tessa, that is Eula Mae Johnson from Human Resources...

ToTBellHop14 hours ago

His family members make up the entire collection of Bond villains? To be fair, instead of exclaiming to my kids, “there’s Brer Roadrunner!” I will just exclaim, “there’s Tiana’s great aunt Tessa (who is the same size as a roadrunner)!” At least we can be certain the visuals will still be better than those on Ripsaw Falls.

imagineer9717 hours ago

I'm hearing that Naveen's entire royal entourage will be present and playing instruments! They are all humans, but they have very strangely-shaped features—for example, one of them playing the guitar looks like a turkey that pulled a rubber human mask over itself. Others have long snouts and sharp teeth like gators.

Disstevefan117 hours ago

Wow. There is a lot of work going on beyond a re theme. Looking forward to seeing this when its finished. As long as the flume remains the same as it was, I am happy.

EagleScout61017 hours ago

Pay attention, there's a quiz to get your Splashdown pic