PHOTOS: Concrete Poured at Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Magic Kingdom

Kyle Silagyi

PHOTOS: Concrete Poured at Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Magic Kingdom

Kyle Silagyi

PHOTOS: Concrete Poured at Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Magic Kingdom

The Louisiana bayou is slowly taking shape in Frontierland as crews continue to work on Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Magic Kingdom. We spotted some new features around the attraction in addition to some freshly poured concrete during a recent trip to Walt Disney World.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Construction

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The biggest immediate change over the last few days is the removal of a tarp near the front right of the mountain. We took the following photos of these tarps on August 8:

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The tarp is no longer there as of August 12, as indicated by the picture below. Our reporter noted that they saw new framing where the tarp once was.

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Crews continued work on the facade of the mountain, which continues to grow darker with decorative green moss. Our reporter also noted that they saw some new framing next to the tree on the mountain.

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We also noticed that the crew made a few advancements on other parts of the attraction.

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There have been a few minor developments in the former queue area, as some concrete has been poured. There is also a sign present indicating that a laser is in use; in construction, lasers are often used as a leveling tool.

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Scrim that had previously been placed in front of the tunnel at the bottom of the 49-foot drop has been taken down, allowing us to glance inside the mountain. It’s difficult to see much of anything, however.

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No other noticeable progress has been made at the bottom of the hill.

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Scaffolding has been placed on the top of the restroom building outside of the attraction.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

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Disney Parks announced intentions to retheme Splash Mountain at both Disneyland and Magic Kingdom with a “Princess and the Frog”-inspired overhaul in 2020. The new attraction’s name was revealed as Tiana’s Bayou Adventure in mid-2022, and additional concept art and ride details were unveiled later that year.

On Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, guests will join Tiana, Naveen, Louis the music-loving alligator, and characters both familiar and brand new as they embark on an adventure to prepare for a Mardi Gras party. “Dozens” of audio-animatronics will be constructed for the attraction, with ride and queue music set to be composed by award-winning artists PJ Morton and Terence Blanchard. Complementing the New Orleans jazz-inspired soundtrack will be the sweet and appetizing aroma of beignets, which Disney previously announced would be pumped into the queue.

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Guests will hear a few familiar voices on the ride, as a number of voice actors, including Anika Noni Rose (Tiana), Bruno Campos (Naveen), and Michael Leon Wooley (Louis), will reprise their roles from the 2009 animated feature. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song) and remains Disney’s most recent foray into theatrically-released traditional animation.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is currently scheduled to open at both Disneyland and Magic Kingdom in late 2024.

Are you excited about Tiana’s Bayou Adventure? What do you think of the most recent developments? Let us know in the comments.

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