Disney files permit to begin Splash Mountain's retheme to Tiana's Bayou Adventure at Walt Disney World

Oct 14, 2022 in "Tiana's Bayou Adventure"

Posted: Friday October 14, 2022 8:56pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has filed a permit with Orange County to begin work on the redevelopment of Splash Mountain into Tiana's Bayou Adventure at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

The permit is for "Project CY1899" with an expiration date of June 30 2024, and is assigned to long-time Disney partner Belfour Beatty Construction. (Thanks to danlb_20000 on the WDWMAGIC Forums for spotting the permit.)

Belfour Beatty Construction has previously worked on Pandora - The World of AVATAR at Disney's Animal Kingdom and Remy's Ratatouille Adventure at EPCOT.

Tiana's Bayou Adventure opens at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in late 2024, but Disney has not yet announced a closure date for Splash Mountain. Current estimates suggest a January 2023 closure for Splash Mountain.

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imagineer9717 minutes ago

There will be Frozen Ever After-esque hallway of screens that display the hundreds of pages of this thread.

Disney1923-20232 hours ago

🎶 If you believe (You believe) Today (Today) Then it's possible tomorrow Let your heart (Let your heart) Guide the way (Guide the way) All your dreams will follow Doesn't matter where you are 'Cause the spark is in your heart Wherever you go (You go) You have it, mmm-mmm 'Cause you are the conflict (Ahh) You are the conflict(Ahh) You are the conflict 🎶

Magicart872 hours ago

Plot twist: We are the conflict!

MisterPenguin3 hours ago

Oops. Deleting.. Thanks for the heads up.

Disney1923-20233 hours ago

Did you mean this for the Epcot thread? This is Tiana

imagineer975 hours ago

I've been waiting for this moment since I first saw you give these out...dreams really DO come true!

TomboyJanet5 hours ago

The Corporate version of it at least

Disstevefan15 hours ago

I hope Tiana is treating these native american folks with equity and inclusion.

Disney1923-20235 hours ago

Since they were added this week is why people think it's connected And it's the same peppers that're on the wall posters

TomboyJanet5 hours ago

See thats the thing, The reason for me to ride splash mountain wasn't just the thrills, I mean if I wanted that I'd just go to Hershey park and ride the Tidal Force. (a ride that drenches you). There is a reason I take a plane to get to this log flume (among other rides) and that is the "Disney Difference". What people are saying here is that the thrill element was ENHANCED by having a dark moment in the plot because you don't exist in an emotional vacuum and external stimuli adds to the whole experience. Without that it's going to feel a great deal more bland and generic

tanc5 hours ago

Apparently the rail road Native American tribes have peppers, which people are speculating might be connected to Bayou Adventure... yeah...

Disstevefan15 hours ago

TomboyJanet5 hours ago

I WISH they were on that level! lol. I actually think the plywood is superior to screens. for some reason screens look sooooooo fake to me. That takes me back!

imagineer975 hours ago

Wishful thinking at the time, but "Dreams do come true in New Orleans..."