Latest look at Tiana's Bayou Adventure construction at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom

Apr 14, 2023 in "Tiana's Bayou Adventure"

Tiana's Bayou Adventure construction - April 13 2023
Posted: Friday April 14, 2023 9:52am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Here is the latest look at the progress on transforming Splash Mountain into Tiana's Bayou Adventure at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.


At the top of the mountain, the tree stump has now been completely removed, leaving quite a large space surrounded by scaffolding.





Moving to the bottom of the mountain, Imagineers and construction crews are working on new rockwork at the splash-down of the flume.




Tiana's Bayou Adventure is set to open at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in late 2024.

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Consumer38 minutes ago

That is not adequate ad disclosure. It needs to be outright stated that this is a paid sponsorship. https://www.ftc.gov/business-guidance/resources/disclosures-101-social-media-influencers

CntrlFlPete5 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.

Incomudro6 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.

Tjaden7 hours ago

Tha Realest7 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?

celluloid12 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.

_caleb12 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.

celluloid13 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.