PHOTOS: Scaffolding Added to Mill House at Splash Mountain Façade in Disneyland

Shannen Ace

PHOTOS: Scaffolding Added to Mill House at Splash Mountain Façade in Disneyland

Shannen Ace

PHOTOS: Scaffolding Added to Mill House at Splash Mountain Façade in Disneyland

More scaffolding has been erected over the Splash Mountain façade in Disneyland as the attraction is transformed into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.

Splash Mountain Scaffolding

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During our last construction update, we noted that scaffolding now reached the top of the mountain and covered the tree that will eventually be removed.

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Scaffolding has been added in front of the mill house at the beginning of the ride.

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Most levels of the scaffolding have plywood floors. Plywood creates walls around the very top platform of the scaffolding.

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More scaffolding has also been erected down the side of the mountain behind the mill house.

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Scaffolding lines this curved exterior section of the ride flume.

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Scaffolding stairs lead up the ride’s famous drop.

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From other angles around the mountain, we can see more scaffolding.

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The themed birdhouses visible in some of these pictures will be removed, as we saw at Splash Mountain in Magic Kingdom.

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Splash Mountain at Disneyland closed permanently on May 31. Read our complete history of Splash Mountain at Disney Parks here.

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.

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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.

French Market Restaurant in New Orleans Square at Disneyland is also being transformed into Tiana’s Palace. Eudora’s Chic Boutique featuring Tiana’s Gourmet Secrets is already open in New Orleans Square.

Are you excited about Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Disneyland? Let us know in the comments.

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