Latest look at the construction progress on Tiana's Bayou Adventure at Walt Disney World

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Tiana's Bayou Adventure construction - March 26, 2024
Posted: Thursday March 28, 2024 11:00am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Here is a latest look at construction progress on Tiana's Bayou Adventure in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

The area is now looking mostly complete on the exterior, with only finishing touches now being worked on. Walt Disney Imagineers continue to make test rides, and new signage in the splash down area informs guests that it isn't quite ready for guests just yet.

Work continues on the paving in the queue space behind the Frontierland Station, but the area appears very close to completion.

The windows are blacked out at the former Briar Patch shop in preparation for the new merchandise offerings, which are still to be announced.

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

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HauntedPirate14 minutes ago

I’m sure the VQ will be booked solid on those 50F January days. 😉

HauntedPirate18 minutes ago

It’s Disney‘s specialty these days - Color changing LED’s!!! And everyone goes nuts over them, for reasons I cannot fathom. If they are static, great, I’m sure it will look nice in person. But the colors, to my eye, look awful in the pictures.

dig311dug41 minutes ago

reminds me of any given video game streamers' room lighting

pigglewiggle1 hour ago

This all looks great. Very excited to ride in December. With a poncho. 😂

Drew the Disney Dude1 hour ago

I already shared this photo here but I don't think everyone saw it - they have already tested how it's going to look once the fence is covered. As @Disney Analyst said, it's being kept accessible until all the work is done and the plants will be the final things to be reinstalled. If you look at @DCBaker's photo from today, they have also added some form of new rectangular white things, so this work is why they haven't reinstalled the plants yet. I'm hoping these white things are lights for the effect when logs drop, but they very well could be covers for the electrical. We will see soon enough.

MerlinTheGoat1 hour ago

I truly don't think you need to worry at all. Even without my having any direct confirmation and not being particularly happy about this attraction to say the least, there's just no reason to think they'd leave this as-is and uncovered

LittleBuford1 hour ago

That is indeed what I meant. I do hope you’re right.

MerlinTheGoat2 hours ago

If you mean the green railing in front of the drop, I do not believe there is any chance whatsoever that the railing will remain uncovered. They probably are indeed keeping that area clear and easily accessible while working on lighting/sound programming. Whatever I may think about this project and the facade, I am confident that they're not going to leave this as-is literally right in the front middle for everyone to see. That would not be acceptable, and EVERYONE would rightfully tear them apart for it. I'm sure they are fully aware of the consequences for pulling something like that.

Disney Analyst2 hours ago

I have a feeling they want those speakers / infrastructure fully accessible until they are sure everything is set and good.

LittleBuford2 hours ago

Alas, that fence remains uncovered in a different sense. It’s weird that they wouldn’t conceal it all in one go if that’s what they’re really planning to do.

HauntedPirate3 hours ago

My guess this will be VQ/ILL-only for the foreseeable future.

DCBaker3 hours ago

Here's a video tour from today around Tiana's Bayou Adventure.

imagineer975 hours ago

I should have made that one of the options in my latest poll on the pinnacle of WDI at WDW.

Magicart875 hours ago

Huzzah! The mystery crates have arrived! I wonder what's inside. Doesn't say. Ah, classic box stacks a.k.a. the pinnacle of modern Imagineering. All that's missing is a random lantern placed on top. There's still time.