Disney Accidentally Shares Video of Construction Worker Smoking During Tiana’s Foods Water Tower Installation

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Disney Accidentally Shares Video of Construction Worker Smoking During Tiana’s Foods Water Tower Installation

In their social media video of the Tiana’s Foods water tower installation at Magic Kingdom, Disney accidentally shared a clip in which a crew member can be seen smoking while working.

Smoking Accidentally Caught on Video

crew member smoking

The video was shared on TikTok (below) and on Instagram. The crew member can be seen at about 13 seconds into the video. The clip focuses on his hands, but a cigarette can be seen in his mouth in the bottom left corner.


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Early Disney films, such as “Alice in Wonderland,” showed plenty of characters smoking, but since Walt Disney passed away from lung cancer in 1966 after decades of the practice, the company has mostly shied away from showing smoking in their family-friendly media. As of May 2019, Disney Parks have also eliminated designated smoking areas inside. Smoking areas are instead available outside each park or in designated areas backstage for Cast Members.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

Tiana's Bayou Adventure concept art

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure picks up after the events of “The Princess and the Frog.” In 1927, Tiana founded the Tiana’s Foods co-ops, which is located in a salt mine, where cultivators grow crops along the waters. During Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, Tiana and alligator Louis venture into the bayou to find animal friends. They’re preparing a special Mardi Gras celebration for the people of New Orleans.

Tiana's Bayou Adventure concept art featuring Louis, Tiana, and animal band

The scene depicted in the above concept art is “the thrilling moment you first drop into the bayou and encounter some friends both new and familiar.” Louis and a band of animals will be playing zydeco music, a blend of rhythm and blues that was created in Louisiana. The band of animal friends includes an otter, a rabbit, a raccoon, a beaver, and a turtle playing instruments made from natural bayou elements.

The ride will feature 17 new characters, including Prince Naveen’s younger brother, Ralphie. The Splash Mountain track will remain, but the attraction will get new set dressing and audio-animatronics. There will be multiple Tiana audio-animatronics, and she will have a new adventuring outfit.

The exterior landscaping is being made to look more like the Louisiana bayou.

tiana bayou art 1

The queue and attraction music is being arranged by award-winning artists PJ Morton and Terence Blanchard, who will mix classic songs from the movie with New Orleans classics and original compositions. The scent of beignets is also set to be pumped throughout the queue.

tianas bayou adventure mama odie

Some of the original cast will be providing their voices to the attraction, including Anika Noni Rose (Tiana), Bruno Campos (Naveen), Michael Leon Wooley (Louis), and Jennifer Lewis (Mama Odie). Concept art shows Mama Odie in the crow’s nest of her crashed ship home, with bottle lights hanging around her.

Are you excited for this attraction? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Shannen Michaelsen

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2 thoughts on “Disney Accidentally Shares Video of Construction Worker Smoking During Tiana’s Foods Water Tower Installation”

  1. I can understand the furor over the worker smoking if only because it presents a fire hazard. They could possibly destroy props/scenery with one mishandled cigarette.

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