Disney Parks boss Josh D'Amaro spotted at Tiana's Bayou Adventure in Walt Disney World

Feb 29, 2024 in "Tiana's Bayou Adventure"

Posted: Thursday February 29, 2024 5:35pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney Park's Chairman, Josh D'Amaro, was at Tiana's Bayou Adventure in Walt Disney World earlier today recording content.

It isn't clear if D'Amaro was recording an opening date announcement or a general update on the construction progress.

The earliest and most optimistic estimates place a soft opening around Memorial Day (late May) at Magic Kingdom, but Disney has yet to make any announcement beyond "Summer 2024." Disney's Annual Meeting of Shareholders will take place on April 3, at which we may get a precise opening date.

Ride system testing began in mid-February at Tiana's Bayou Adventure in Magic Kingdom, and logs are once again taking the 40mph, 52.5ft plunge from the top of the former Splash Mountain.

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MagicHappens19711 hour ago

CM previews are 100% being canceled….

Smiley/OCD4 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.

LittleBuford4 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 Realest6 hours ago

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

SilentWindODoom6 hours ago

Got ninja'd by a minute.

SilentWindODoom6 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?

gerarar6 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 Friend7 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 Dad7 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 Dad7 hours ago

They should put THAT on a shirt!

Smiley/OCD9 hours ago

Wait, Jersey swamp…did you see Jimmy H?

TheCoasterNerd9 hours ago

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

Disstevefan110 hours ago

I presume these are completely different teams. They work independent. The attractions operations team sure has its work cut out for them! The operations team says to the imagineers, "these things are not working". The imagineers says to operations, "they worked fine in the lab". ;)