PHOTOS, VIDEO: Tiana’s Foods Water Tower at Tiana’s Bayou Adventure in Magic Kingdom

Shannen Ace

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Tiana’s Foods Water Tower at Tiana’s Bayou Adventure in Magic Kingdom

The Tiana’s Foods water tower was installed overnight at Tiana’s Bayou Adventure in Magic Kingdom. The upcoming attraction replaces Splash Mountain, which closed in January.

Tiana’s Foods Water Tower

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The water tower is at the front of the Frontierland attraction, overlooking the exterior sections of the ride.

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The tower is dark brown and topped with a silver decoration resembling Tiana’s lilypad-inspired tiara. The Tiana’s Foods logo is in white on the front. A colorful version of this logo is on the construction walls around the attraction.

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Tiana’s Foods is an employee-owned community food co-op established by Tiana in 1927, following the success of her restaurant, Tiana’s Palace.

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The co-op is housed inside a salt mine with growers planting crops along the old Splash Mountain waterway. Guests will ascend through a mill house built into the side of the mountain.

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The two stars on the tiara represent Ray and Evangeline.

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The water tower is visible from nearly every angle around the attraction.

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On the back of the water tower is the quote “Never, ever lose sight of what’s really important.” Tiana’s father says this in “The Princess and the Frog,” and she quotes it later in the film.

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Also see the water tower in our video embedded below.

Watch Imagineers install the water tower in the video from Disney below.

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Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will open in 2024 at Magic Kingdom and Disneyland.

Crews have been tearing up the Splash Mountain queue, rebuilding and repainting some of the mountainous façade, and adding details to the attraction. Check out our most recent Tiana’s Bayou Adventure construction update.

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.

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.

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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.

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