PHOTOS: Rockwork Painted in Flume for Splash Mountain Transformation into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

Lisa Stump

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PHOTOS: Rockwork Painted in Flume for Splash Mountain Transformation into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

We noticed a few changes in progress on the flume within the Splash Mountain transformation into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, including painting on the newly reconstructed rockwork.

Flume Construction on Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

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Several changes are taking place within the flume portion of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.

Construction continues on Tiana's Bayou Adventure.

It looks like crew members have started to scrape away at the edging here. We’re not sure what the plan is — perhaps more decorative rockwork, or simply a refresh of what’s currently there.

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The scraped material along the edge is clearly visible here. Plastic sheeting has been added to this curve in the flume as well. The plastic may be here to keep debris out of the vents while work is completed on the edging.

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Most of the area has been painted, but detail work will likely continue.

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The rockwork on the left side is now completely painted to match the attraction.

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The track here has also been replaced since the transformation began.

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Here’s a view from the side. Take a look at our recent coverage to see the rockwork before it was painted.

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Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure invites guests to embark on a thrilling voyage, influenced by the beloved film, “The Princess and the Frog.” It picks up where the story concluded and includes many of the characters from the movie.

According to the official release, Disney states 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.” The story will feature Louis and a few other good friends enjoying zydeco, a musical fusion of rhythm and blues native to Louisiana.

The new attraction will take place inside Tiana’s Foods, a co-op that helps provide food for the community. Founded in 1927 by Tiana, the co-op is located within a salt mine, where cultivators grow crops along the former path of Splash Mountain’s waters. Visitors will ascend to the co-op through a mill house that is constructed into the mountainside, enjoying the sights and sounds of the Louisiana bayou.

Read more details about Tiana’s Bayou Adventure using the links below:

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  • Lisa Stump

    Lisa loves theme parks, black coffee, and her two Sphynx cats, Jareth and Figment. She believes the best day includes a trip around World Showcase during the EPCOT International Food & Wine festival! Her favorite attractions are Rise of the Resistance, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, and "it's a small world." She can be reached at lisa.stump@wdwnt.com.