Ride system testing at Disney World's Tiana's Bayou Adventure

Mar 07, 2024 in "Tiana's Bayou Adventure"

Tiana's Bayou Adventure testing - March 4, 2024
Posted: Thursday March 7, 2024 10:54am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Ride system testing continues this week at Tiana's Bayou Adventure as the attraction enters the final stretch toward its summer 2024 opening at Walt Disney World.


Logs have been spotted cycling at the former Splash Mountain's standard operating pace, with ride vehicles taking the plunge at a rapid pace.

Watch the video below to see some of the recent testing that has taken place during the evening hours at Magic Kingdom.

Tiana's Bayou Adventure will open in the summer of 2024, but Disney has yet to announce a precise date.

The earliest and most optimistic estimates place a soft opening around Memorial Day (late May), which may put an official opening sometime in July.

The upcoming D23 Down in New Orleans event on March 23 provides Disney with one of two opportunities to announce an opening date; the other is the Annual Shareholders meeting on April 3.

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James Alucobond27 minutes ago

I don’t think you know what “unfinished” means.

Tha Realest44 minutes ago

Scrapping CM previews after a disastrous DVC/AP preview phase to make some “last minute fixes” suggests an unfinished product:

SilentWindODoom1 hour ago

Got ninja'd by a minute.

SilentWindODoom1 hour ago

And once again, we see merch that looks so much better than the attraction poster. 🤣 But... but... how could you show off how special you are without it being in big gold letters? Without that, people could think you're a mere tourist. With AP previews finishing, are there any other scheduled previews that need to take place? Can they just shut down for a couple of days to try to figure this out before that day?

gerarar1 hour ago

CM Previews supposedly being cancelled. Going forward, there are some Cast Member previews scheduled for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure before it opens to the public. According to Cast Members that we’ve spoken with at the attraction, it’s possible that some of the upcoming Cast Member previews may be canceled as Disney World looks to try and implement some last-minute fixes before the ride opens to the public. Seemingly confirmed in the replies:

Figments Friend1 hour ago

I would like that Passholder shirt shown above much better without the overly huge and obnoxiously scaled lettering shouting PASSHOLDER along the left edge. 🤨 Seven days to go until the big public Grand Opening of the Attraction….! Going to be a entertaining day, methinks. 🍿 Place your bets now - How many hours will you think the Attraction will be down on June 28th? -

Jambo Dad2 hours ago

I’m This crappy AP merch reminds me of the sketch where Will Ferrell went on jimmy kimmel dressed as Little Debbie. “I am excited to tell your guests that each of you has the opportunity to go out and buy little Debbie snack cakes!”

Jambo Dad2 hours ago

They should put THAT on a shirt!

Smiley/OCD3 hours ago

Wait, Jersey swamp…did you see Jimmy H?

TheCoasterNerd4 hours ago

Honestly, Disneyland's Magic Happens is so unfinished! The pepita float broke so quickly!

Disstevefan14 hours ago

I presume these are completely different teams. They work independent. The attractions operations team sure has its work cut out for them! The operations team says to the imagineers, "these things are not working". The imagineers says to operations, "they worked fine in the lab". ;)

LittleBuford4 hours ago

Whatever issues there are with the ride as it currently stands—and I agree there are many—in what way does it count as unfinished? By that definition, one would have to call Expedition Everest and Rise of the Resistance unfinished for having effects that stopped working soon after they opened.

Tha Realest5 hours ago

(Waves hand) Is this finished?

HauntedPirate7 hours ago

Anyone else notice that the animals/critters on the shirt are a turtle, a fox, and a bear? 😂