As work continues to transform the former Splash Mountain into the upcoming Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, we spotted that new posters had been added to the construction walls in Magic Kingdom.
New Tiana’s Foods Posters
These posters can be found on the brown construction walls of the reimagined attraction, occasionally layered together.
We spotted two new posters in total.
This poster reads, “Tiana’s Foods, Est. 1927. Family recipes, quality ingredients, and a dash of magic that turns every gathering into a party! Coming soon!”The poster includes illustrations of various ingredients like spices, peppers, and what could be salt or flour.
The other poster reads, “Tiana’s Foods, Est. 1927. Family recipes, quality ingredients, and a dash of magic that turns neighbors into fine friends! Coming soon!” The illustrations on this poster include sauces and peppers.
Tiana’s Bayou Adventure
Disney announced “The Princess and the Frog”-inspired retheme of Splash Mountain in 2020 and the name Tiana’s Bayou Adventure in 2022.
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.
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.
This 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 a vast range of new audio-animatronics. At Destination D23, Disney shared a look at a Louis animatronic.
There will be multiple Tiana audio-animatronics, and she will sport a new adventuring outfit. In June, Disney shared video of a live performer wearing the outfit, suggesting Tiana will appear in her adventuring gear off the attraction, too.
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.
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).
What do you think of these new posters added to the construction walls? Are you excited for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure to open in 2024? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.