Tiana's Bayou Adventure reaches new milestone as Disney Imagineers begin test rides

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Posted: Friday March 22, 2024 4:50pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Tiana's Bayou Adventure took a big step towards its summer opening today as Walt Disney Imagineers took the first rides on the new Magic Kingdom attraction.

DisneyDrewDude captured one of the first logs taking the 50ft plunge.

Tiana's Bayou Adventure will open in the summer of 2024, but Disney has yet to announce a precise date.

The earliest and most optimistic estimates place a soft opening around Memorial Day (late May), which may put an official opening sometime in July. The upcoming D23 Down in New Orleans event on March 23 provides Disney with one of two opportunities to announce an opening date; the other is the Annual Shareholders meeting on April 3.

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Surferboy5673 hours ago

Pokémon land CONFIRMED.

donaldtoo4 hours ago

aladdin20074 hours ago

Do they still have the monorail cards? I got one several years ago but haven't seen them since.

Centauri Space Station5 hours ago

Disney has plenty of cards they do, from transportation cards to Space 220.

ToTBellHop6 hours ago

I don’t know that it would increase sales much, but satisfaction? Sure. If a family with little kids gets that, they’ll think Genie was worth it. They won’t care if all they get the rest of the day is Pooh and PhilharMagic. It will also free up capacity for Peter Pan Lightning Lanes since that’s a similar crowd and has very low capacity.

UNCgolf6 hours ago

My guess is that 7DMT will have higher demand than TRON once the VQ is removed for a variety of reasons -- the two main being that 7DMT has a lower hourly capacity (I think, not 100% sure on this) and it has a larger rider base (i.e. there are more people who interested in riding 7DMT than TRON). TRON is much newer, though, so it's possible they leave it on ILL and hope 7DMT moving to Genie+ increases Genie+ sales.

TheCoasterNerd8 hours ago

Well that would explain it lol

McMickeyWorld8 hours ago

I hadn't finished watching it xddddddd

TheCoasterNerd8 hours ago

I'm not saying the cards. I think they're neat. Although I wish I could get some lol. I'm talking about the end - "the opening date will be-"

DisneyDodo8 hours ago

I assumed that Tron ILL generates more profit than does 7DMT, but it’s possible I was wrong about that, in which case I can definitely see them keeping 7DMT ILL and moving Tron to G+. My main point was that I am guessing they will go with 2 ILLs rather than 3 because I imagine Disney would not generate as much revenue from the 3rd ILL as they would from the increase in demand and capacity for G+ if it moves there.

McMickeyWorld8 hours ago

Brer Oswald8 hours ago

Looks like this isn't just an answer to Epic Universe, but also the rumoured Pokemon land coming to USF. Universal...eat your heart out.

Magicart878 hours ago

ZOMG! Critter cards! Get the whole set online now. See my listing! Opening Bid starting at just $79.