We spotted a few new changes to the transformation process for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure in Magic Kingdom.
The edging repairs seem to be complete. Previously, construction crews chipped away at sections of the edging, poured new concrete, and painted it to match.
We presume some Louisiana-native plants may be used in the landscaping here.
This section of the façade on the left, just next to the track has been completely redone. The track has also been refurbished.
Small wooden crates continue to sit next to the flume.
A few weeks ago, we spotted a ride envelope on site to test that the new rockwork was not a danger to guests on the ride.
The rockwork here was destroyed and reconstructed to look more like it belongs in a bayou.
It looks like the construction crew added more greenery to the top of the mountain over the weekend. We saw them working on this last week.
The crane was in motion today.
Though Louisiana is not known for its mountains, it does have some small peaks, including Driskill Mountain which has an elevation of 535 above sea level (although Driskill is nowhere near New Orleans).
More of the lush greenery can be seen here.
Staircases and scaffolding cover the attraction to facilitate the construction crew safely.
Side of Attraction
The mountain is still completely surrounded by metal scaffolding.
On the side, a canopy has been added along the rock work near the tree stump.
Construction crew were spotted working beneath the new canopy on the attraction’s façade.
This may simply be erected to provide shade for the workers in the blistering Florida summer heat.
Pressed Penny Machines Still Available
We also noticed that the Splash Mountain pressed pennies are still available for purchase.
If you’re a fan of these souvenir coins, check out our recent coverage here.
Front of Queue
The front of the queue is looking largely the same as our last update.
Several trees are marked with purple flagging tape. Purple typically indicates irrigation, reclaimed water and slurry lines are beneath the ground.
The queue path still shows pink spray paint and is in need of cleaning and repair.
Back of Queue
The covered dirt pile is still there. In addition, there’s a large white box sealed with red tape that looks like it was brought in on a dolly.
A forklift is also parked here for future use.
We spotted more workers out and about here, too.
The dirt pile was created from tearing up the flooring of the barn, and the pile is getting smaller over time. We’re not sure what’s in the new box.
Large sheets of plywood are piled up in the queue.
The barn entrance is still covered with black fabric.
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