PHOTOS: Lanterns Added to Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Construction Walls, Birdhouses Removed From Former Splash Mountain Queue

Shannen Ace

PHOTOS: Lanterns Added to Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Construction Walls, Birdhouses Removed From Former Splash Mountain Queue

Elements continue to be added to the construction walls around Splash Mountain as it becomes Tiana’s Bayou Adventure in Magic Kingdom.

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Two lanterns now illuminate the underpass beneath the Walt Disney World Railroad train station.

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One of the lanterns is right above a new Tiana’s Foods sign. The walls also feature stamps themed to Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.

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Splash Mountain pressed penny machine is still accessible in this underpass. Laughin’ Place signage was removed from the nearby play area.

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At the bottom of the ride’s famous drop, we saw crew members securing a pathway of planks across the drained trough.

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The walkway is under this short tunnel of rockwork.

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Scaffolding has been erected throughout the trough and a hole has already been ripped through the rockwork.

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Splash Mountain has been removed from Magic Kingdom maps, with a logo for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure over the artwork. Splash Mountain references have also been removed from the Walt Disney World Railroad and the Liberty Square Riverboat.

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From the Walt Disney World Railroad above, we could see that the birdhouses have been removed from the attraction’s queue.

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The birdhouse stands remain in place.

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The metal hardware used to secure the birdhouses is visible atop the poles and branches.

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The birdhouses weren’t really functional roosts for birds but added ambiance to the queue and played audio implying small animals were inside.

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Plywood is stacked in the queue and crew members were working on cutting the wood.

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Read our complete history of Splash Mountain and join us for one last ride.

Disney says that in the upcoming attraction, guests will “join Princess Tiana and jazz-loving alligator Louis during Mardi Gras season as they prepare to host a one-of-a-kind celebration for the people of New Orleans.” It’s scheduled to open in late 2024.

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  • Shannen Michaelsen

    Shannen has been a Disney Parks fan and lover of dogs since childhood, despite Pluto's attempt to eat Shannen's Minnie Mouse doll the first time they met. They've made up now. You can email Shannen at shannen@wdwnt.com.