PHOTO: Colorful Mural Painted on Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Barn at Magic Kingdom

Shannen Ace

PHOTO: Colorful Mural Painted on Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Barn at Magic Kingdom

A new decorative element has appeared at Tiana’s Bayou Adventure in Magic Kingdom. The attraction is currently under construction, taking over what was once Splash Mountain. While fresh fake moss appears on the mountainside, the barn in the ride’s queue has been painted yellow. Now a colorful mural is visible on one side of the barn.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Barn Mural

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The mural is visible from the ground beyond the Walt Disney World Railroad station.

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Over the construction walls, we could see the mural on the bottom half of the barn, behind scaffolding.

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The mural features people with diverse skin tones, lines of vibrant colors, plants, and music notes.

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We tried getting another look from the Walt Disney World Railroad, but the mural is on the wall just around the corner and barely visible.

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In these photos, you can see the edge of the mural, just past the barn’s entrance.

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Scaffolding is around the front and far sides of the barn. The entrance and window are blocked by black curtains so guests can’t see the ongoing construction work inside.

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Some of the queue’s sidewalk has also been torn up to be replaced with new pavement.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

Tiana's Bayou Adventure concept art

During Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, Tiana, Naveen, and Louis venture into the bayou to find animal friends as they prepare for a special Mardi Gras celebration. The ride will feature 17 new characters, including Prince Naveen’s younger brother, Ralphie. There will be multiple Tiana audio-animatronics, and she has a new adventuring outfit.

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.

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Award-winning artists PJ Morton and Terence Blanchard will arrange the queue and attraction music with a mix of songs from “The Princess and the Frog,” New Orleans classics, and original compositions. The scent of beignets will also be pumped throughout the queue.

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Most of the original cast is providing their voice talent to the attraction, including Anika Noni Rose (Tiana), Bruno Campos (Naveen), Michael Leon Wooley (Louis), and Jennifer Lewis (Mama Odie). The above concept art shows Mama Odie in the crow’s nest of her home surrounded by glowing bottles.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is also coming to Disneyland Resort, along with Tiana’s Palace.

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  • Shannen Michaelsen

    Shannen has been a Disney Parks fan and lover of dogs since childhood, despite Pluto's attempt to eat Shannen's Minnie Mouse doll the first time they met. They've made up now. You can email Shannen at shannen@wdwnt.com.