Permits filed for show set installation at Tiana's Bayou Adventure in Magic Kingdom

Apr 11, 2023 in "Tiana's Bayou Adventure"

Tiana's Bayou Adventure construction - April 10 2023
Posted: Tuesday April 11, 2023 4:18pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney Imagineering has filed permits today for Tiana's Bayou Adventure at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.


Assigned to Icarus Exhibits of Orlando, the permit is for "Fabrication and Installation of Show Set Items." The permit has a longer than usual expiration date, and is December 3, 2024. Thanks to danlb_2000 on the WDWMAGIC Forums for locating the permits.

Icarus has recently performed similar work at TRON Lightcycle Run and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.

Later this summer we expect to see a tiara-topped water tower added to the mountain, one of the most significant changes on the exterior.

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

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Consumer1 hour ago

That is not adequate ad disclosure. It needs to be outright stated that this is a paid sponsorship.

CntrlFlPete6 hours ago

I do not follow any influencers so I am not sure what all they are saying verse what the general public is saying. From what I have read in some threads around here, well, to me it seems like it needs to be compared to Splash or something as opposed to just judging it as TBA. After one ride through, my family is pleased with the makeover. Looking at it compared to other recent additions, well NRA has a great visual environment and one extremely impressive animatronic wrapped into a short ride. Here, we have a lot of very impressive animatronics and a wonderful visual environment in a lengthy ride that has a better pay off for the wait verses many shorter ride times around the park. My family is happy we have been on Splash (and other rides that have left the MK) and yet TBA is an attraction we will enjoy when we visit. I am also happy that I know I will enjoy future rides for there is a lot that I did not take in on one ride through.

Incomudro7 hours ago

Hey, at least THIS Tiana isn't middle aged!

Unbanshee7 hours ago

Well done. Honestly, the extreme hate for the company is as predictable as the extreme love - they just speak to different audiences, but neither are authentic

JD807 hours ago

Like this? (This is just a gag, it's not real)

monothingie7 hours ago

You don't get a $400 swag bag, special access, food, drinks, and other perks for giving negative reviews.

Tjaden8 hours ago

Tha Realest8 hours ago

Probably worried too much about it’s reliability a week out from official opening to reflect much on how it’s being recieved. Unless they’re looking at the fact it doesn’t seem to have moved the needle on bookings.

bwr8278 hours ago

Um, what? The beauty influencer literally led with a statement thanking Disney for the invite and included the hashtag “hosted”. It’s 100% clear this is an ad/promo exchange between her and the company.

IMDREW10 hours ago

Anybody know what the suits at Disney think about this whole project now?

celluloid13 hours ago

Modern marketing has used content social media. I don't think it was polished like a televised bit or a Press release that generations past are typically used to pre opening. It was content. Not a tv spot. It went for straight forward pov which many companies do now for such experiences. For leads people are not liking the old promos in the marketing world the way they used to. So a pov is more common than ever. I think the pov accurately shows the product and the way it has been operating, which has not been great, even with the video omitting some of the flaws of the ride and framing. It's a fair representation of what is there with editing to try and elevate it and hide some of its flaws(minimal and subtle editing) Asking if it is a good commercial is a different question.

_caleb13 hours ago

You think the TBA POV released by Disney sold TBA well? You’re saying that because ride designers use digital POV renders to design rides, that a dark, fixed-view POV video with poor audio is enough to judge whether the pacing, animatronics, soundtrack, all add up to an enjoyable experience in person? Oh, I’ve seen many of those. They were pretty good commercials for the rides back when they were released. Do you think the TBA POV was a good commercial for TBA?

celluloid13 hours ago

What do you suppose instant streamable YouTube POV trends from companies and 360 videos in VR are for this Gen? I think your history is a bit off. By the near mid 60s of Tiki and late of Pirates and Haunted Mansion TV in the house was no longer novel and news reels were in theaters with promotions long before that. Same hype goal. Like, seeing Hamilton live would always be a better experience for most who care. But it's fair to say the Disney Plus option gives a good idea. Multi angle pov of a ride can do similarly. As a matter of fact, even better in some cases as although your choice to look around if not recorded in 360 is gone, it can be framed to hide flaws and direct to put your attention where intended.

celluloid14 hours ago

No, not viscerally 1 to 1 but it gives a good indicator for those who have been in similar or same physical spaces before and fair to judge most things from. There is always variance, it can even be said at times as pov for some sold it better. Don't forget, they use digital pov renders and layers over footage to design them for a pretty precise feel when designing. Jungle Cruise, Tiki Room, Haunted Mansion, POTC, all had most of the the attractions in POV and B Roll combos to give good interpretation of what things were. Both Walt and post Walt.