Crane onsite at Tiana's Bayou Adventure in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom

Jan 31, 2023 in "Tiana's Bayou Adventure"

Crane at Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Posted: Tuesday January 31, 2023 12:00pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Crews are working throughout the former Splash Mountain attraction at Magic Kingdom as work continues on the early stages of the re-imagining of the flume ride into Tiana's Bayou Adventure.

This morning a crane is onsite lifting what appears to be scaffolding parts into various sections of the mountain.

Elsewhere, Imagineers are walking the ride path and marking various sections for attention.

A section has been cut into the rockwork near the splash-down area.

The former Splash Mountain will reopen in late 2024 as Tiana's Bayou Adventure.

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JoeCamel12 hours ago

Tabasco? I'd say it is endemic to American culture.

Vegas Disney Fan13 hours ago

I think it’s safe to assume that 99% of Disney guests will associate a Tiana ride to New Orleans rather than a salt dome they’ve never heard of, outside of a few Disney nerds (aka us) I doubt many people will even be aware of the elaborate backstory Disney has come up with for this ride.

JoeCamel13 hours ago

Avery Island is a loooonnngg way from New Orleans and water flows to the ocean, if you drove that far east or west in Florida from WDW your car would drown

EPCOT-O.G.22 hours ago

Yes but the real life locations and history associated with those places that they did base this refurb on also involve very troubling instances (including mass deaths).

Vegas Disney Fan22 hours ago

It would work from a story point but I think you’re understating just how controversial a flood would be in a New Orleans themed ride. From a story perspective It would work very well but I can’t imagine Disney would even consider it due to the lives and livelihoods lost during Katrina.

Fox&Hound22 hours ago

I keep thinking about what someone else posted in these threads (forgive me for forgetting who it was) but as people were discussing the water tower they mentioned what would happen if a water tower broke and flooded a swamp? With digital effects and water rushing into the Burrow’s Lament area. How amazing would that be from a story perspective? If the water tower existed as part of the reason we are lifted up and then down the mountain? Not sure they want to tell a fooding story with a New Orleans setting but from a story perspective it would add legitimacy to the water tower and explain its justification.

Disstevefan122 hours ago

This is true. I am not an expert but I think the formula for success is to please your customer base and not make changes merely to advance an agenda.

EPCOT-O.G.23 hours ago

Yeah, I looked all over the DL website and saw no confirmation of the closure date. May 7 is listed but doesn’t list Splash among the refurbishment attractions.

gerarar23 hours ago

Per @Disney Glimpses

DCBaker23 hours ago

For those wondering about Disneyland, according to the Orange County Register, Splash Mountain in Disneyland will close May 7, 2023 for the reimagining into Tiana's Bayou Adventure. May 6 will be the final day to ride. Edited to add - Disneyland officials have confirmed to Todd Martens that this date is incorrect.

donaldtoo1 day ago

The funniest part of that “article” is that the quote at the top is attributed to BC, when, in fact, it’s just a derivative of the original quote below…good grief, the internet is so full of disinformation, and getting worse every day…!!! :facepalm:

Henry Mystic1 day ago

This made me laugh. Hits so true. 🤣

Chi841 day ago

What do you mean?

Brian1 day ago

I don't think this has been asked yet: will a Ray the Firefly AA address me by name and tell me he's going to marry my dad? (Context for the overwhelming majority of people who have no idea what obscure reference I'm making)