Disney reveals new storyline details for Tiana's Bayou Adventure at Walt Disney World

Feb 04, 2023 in "Tiana's Bayou Adventure"

Posted: Friday February 3, 2023 7:00pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today released new details on the storyline for Tiana's Bayou Adventure - the new attraction that will replace Splash Mountain at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

This overview of the story is described by Kevin Rafferty, Jr., Communications, Walt Disney Imagineering.

At a young age, Tiana developed a deep passion for cooking, and began to dream of one day owning her own business. Her father, James, taught her that good food brings folks together. Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is going to show us where Tiana’s life has taken her following the success of Tiana’s Palace, a restaurant she had dreamed of owning and worked so hard to make come true.

Within the attraction queue, guests will discover that she continues to grow her business with Tiana’s Foods – an employee-owned cooperative. Combining her talents with those of the local community, Tiana has transformed an aging salt mine and built a beloved brand.

The endeavor began when Tiana purchased the salt mine and the area surrounding the large salt dome it operated from. With the help of her mother Eudora, Naveen, Louis and fellow owners of the cooperative, Tiana revived the old salt mine and the surrounding land, growing a wide array of vegetables, herbs and spices for her recipes.

This multi-faceted enterprise has turned the aging salt mine into a space that has come alive. Complete with a boutique farm and both a working and teaching kitchen, Tiana’s Foods is where Tiana and her colleagues create all sorts of new products that they are bringing to the world, including a line of original hot sauces.

Tiana wants to give a big thanks to her family and friends and the entire community for all the support they’ve given her by throwing an amazing party during Mardi Gras season. When it turns out there’s been a bit of a mix–up with the party preparations, Tiana invites us to meet her at Tiana’s Foods to help with the missing ingredient for the party.

When we arrive, we may see that Tiana spruced up the company’s facilities with vibrant art from local artists. Food for the party is being prepared and beignets are being loaded into crates for the celebration. All kinds of preparations are underway for the journey into the bayou with Tiana, along with new and familiar friends from the animated film.

Picking up where that story left off, Tiana continues bringing people together with Tiana’s Foods, another treasured meeting place to spend time together and celebrate a diverse community. Tiana is also working with cooperative members to teach gardening and cooking to children of all ages, and inspiring other women to run successful businesses as the brand grows nationwide.

Tiana's Bayou Adventure will open at Magic Kingdom in late 2024.

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JoeCamel36 minutes ago

Its used for access for any purpose

Elijah Abrams46 minutes ago

Is scaffolding used to demolish, in addition to building/renovating?

sedati6 hours ago

Well, it was somehow the ugliest of three triplets... by a large margin.

Kirby868 hours ago

If they wanted to be authentic to the time period nope Walmart opened in the 60s. Now the final drop into a Piggley Wiggley would be fine. Not going to lie the new attraction will look weird without something drawing your eyes to the drop. I'm assuming the water tower is going to be what Imagineering wants to draw our eyes to while walking around Tiana's Bayou Adventure.

Riviera Rita8 hours ago

And end up in Walmart!

Disney Analyst8 hours ago

So are you getting a water tower installed also?

EagleScout6108 hours ago

GhostHost10008 hours ago

Every time a new photo appears of them tearing apart a piece of splash mountain, of piece of me tears apart with it

DCBaker9 hours ago

Scaffolding is wrapped around the tree today.

tcool1239 hours ago

To all those wishing for one last piece of Splash Mountain merchandise: This mystery pin pack was spotted at Celebrity 5 & 10 at Hollywood Studios. Brer Fox is still not guaranteed but for those who want something to remember the old attraction - it’s an option.

Disstevefan11 day ago

We got some sledgehammer video, can we get some chainsaw video ? ;)

EagleScout6101 day ago

More pics from That Site ™

TomboyJanet1 day ago

Princesses could be so cool if they just made them do more than stand around their rides and look pretty. Its insulting. Its like a really bad parody but its real. UGHHHH Corporations are so slow to realize their mistakes

EPCOT-O.G.1 day ago

If Disney cared about making this attraction accessible to its intended target audience it wouldn’t be building it in its most expensive and exclusive theme park