Construction update from Tiana's Bayou Adventure at Walt Disney World

Apr 16, 2024 in "Tiana's Bayou Adventure"

Tiana's Bayou Adventure construction - April 16 2024
Posted: Tuesday April 16, 2024 10:00am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Today, we have the latest update on the progress of Tiana's Bayou Adventure construction in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.


Work is mostly complete on the mountain, with crews hand-finishing small areas that require touch-ups.

The majority of the visible construction activity is still taking place in the outdoor and indoor queue area.

New since our last update is the addition of the Main Entrance signage into the building from the queue area.

We are still waiting for a precise opening date, but Disney has previously said that Tiana's Bayou Adventure will open this summer at Walt Disney World and later in 2024 at Disneyland. The current best estimates are still leaning toward the mid-June timeframe, with previews expected before then.

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Brer Oswald36 minutes ago

The trees are the best part of the new image. I don’t think it’s bad that they’re reused.

wishesnighttimespec2 hours ago

The art here looks amazing in golden book style

Dan Deesnee2 hours ago

Wow those pics from the article look absolutely terrible. Hoping the ride turns out better than what was shown.

George2 hours ago

Well, if the bayou was 5 miles across and the frog had a torso diameter of 7 miles, the frog would overhang the bayou by a full mile on two sides! This seems unlikely. However, if the volume of the of the bayou was 1e12 cubic feet (used Bartholomew Bayou and assumed an average depth of 2 feet) and the volume of the average bull frog was ~ 0.02 cubic feet (calculated in two ways, 0.5 feet *0.2 feet * 0.2 feet or 17 oz (typical bull frog weight) to cubic feet, these are both rough approximations that don't take into account specifics of the bullfrog shape or the bullfrog's specific density). Anyway, that would imply that the maximum number of bullfrogs in the bayou would be 5e13 and that no more would fit. That's a LOT of frogs. However. it does assume that the frogs are packed in the tightest formation possible. A closest froggy packing structure if you will. So, I would say something like 1e13 would be the actual max number of frogs in this particular bayou and no more would fit. So, the implication is that unfortunately there will be a maximum number of that would fit in Tiana's bayou. Another thing that is not taken into account, is that an attraction actually used the maximum number of frogs (sculptures and animatronics in this case) would probably alienate people who had frog phobias or people who wanted to see main characters from the movie. However, the characters could appear many times in frog form, but this would be weird for all but one character. Even then, you'd have to be at the correct point on the story timeline.

Disstevefan13 hours ago

Iger would never do that, but I heard he green lit a project theming a ride to Xi Jinping , his favorite leader. ;)

Incomudro3 hours ago

I didn't, and haven't been. Did you read my last line?

pigglewiggle3 hours ago

Majority of people who will eventually go on this ride (after it calms down) aren't Disney Parks super fans, let alone Splash Mountain superfans, such as those on this site. They will not notice or care that the trees have been reused from Splash Mountain. The two pictures side by side, Tiana's ride is actually more visually appealing. Can't comment on animatronic emptiness as we really haven't seen anything yet.

ToTBellHop4 hours ago

Oooh lucky page number

Starship8244 hours ago

Oh no

Brer Panther5 hours ago

D'oh. Sorry about that.

SilentWindODoom10 hours ago

Fishing is allowed in Louisiana bayous. They sound too blue to fly.

MisterPenguin10 hours ago

Damn Whip-poor-wills!!

Brer Oswald12 hours ago

So they replaced the no fishing sign with a hidden static armadillo? Personally I’d take the sign. It stood out more, and the armadillo is much uglier.

bwr82712 hours ago

Oh this is it! Love it, well done.