First logs take the plunge at Tiana's Bayou Adventure as ride system testing begins at Walt Disney World

Feb 14, 2024 in "Tiana's Bayou Adventure"

Posted: Wednesday February 14, 2024 7:20am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Ride system testing has begun at Tiana's Bayou Adventure in Magic Kingdom as logs are once again taking the 40mph, 52.5ft plunge from the top of the former Splash Mountain.

Following yesterday's announcement that Tiana's Bayou Adventure will open in the summer of 2024, Walt Disney Imagineers began testing the logs last night.

Last night's test is the first time the ride has cycled since the closure of Splash Mountain in January 2023.

While the logs are carried over from Splash Mountain, the only visible change is that Br'er Rabbit has been removed from the front of the ride vehicle.

With the ride system remaining unchanged from Splash Mountain, the height requirement at Tiana's Bayou Adventure remains 40 inches, with a ride time of around 11 minutes.

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Mr. Sullivan10 minutes ago

No it doesn't. It suggests that these previews have shown them that these technical issues aren't going to be effectively corrected while they're actively sending riders through, so they need to work on it without having to be evacuating riders constantly to do so.

MagicHappens19711 hour ago

CM previews are 100% being canceled….

Smiley/OCD5 hours ago

Gotta love the optics…way to go, Bob…I NEVER thought I’d say this, but maybe, MAYBE Chappie just might be having the last laugh out of this dumpster fire that is TWDC.

LittleBuford5 hours ago

It seems you like that particular commentator and are twisting yourself into knots in order to show that he was somehow right. He wasn’t. A flawed product isn’t the same as an unfinished one. Goodness knows I too have been critical of the attraction; there’s plenty there to fault without having to make stuff up.

James Alucobond6 hours ago

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

Tha Realest7 hours ago

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

SilentWindODoom7 hours ago

Got ninja'd by a minute.

SilentWindODoom7 hours 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?

gerarar7 hours 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 Friend8 hours 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 Dad8 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 Dad8 hours ago

They should put THAT on a shirt!

Smiley/OCD9 hours ago

Wait, Jersey swamp…did you see Jimmy H?

TheCoasterNerd10 hours ago

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