PHOTOS: Frontierland Bathrooms Closed For Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Queue Construction in Magic Kingdom

Shannen Ace

Tiana's bayou adventure bathrooms closed by frontierland train station

PHOTOS: Frontierland Bathrooms Closed For Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Queue Construction in Magic Kingdom

The bathrooms located behind the Frontierland train station at Magic Kingdom are now closed while construction of the Tiana’s Bayou Adventure queue continues in the area.

Frontierland Restrooms Closed for Construction

Construction walls up in front of the walkways underneath the Frontierland Train Station.

Walkways under the train station have remained open during construction for the past year only for guests to reach the restrooms. In December, we got to walk on a new flagstone path of the Tiana’s Bayou Adventure queue for the first time. But the walkways new and old are now closed temporarily.

Construction walls and rolling planters block access beyond the train station. The nearest restrooms are located in Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe. The old entrance stairs for the train station in this area have also been entirely removed.

Construction beneath the Frontierland Train Station

Beneath the overpass, to the left of the Frontierland train station, paths with brickwork and railings are being worked on. The majority of the area is still unpaved.

A close-up of newly installed railings beneath the Frontierland Train Station overpass

These railings are similar to those we spotted in December of 2023, though the railings here have yet to be painted.

More Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Construction

Flagstone under installation in the Tiana's Bayou Adventure queue

Over at the queue’s barn, more flagstone is being added. The yellow barn features a mural that includes Tiana’s trumpet-playing alligator friend, Louis, painted by Malaika Favorite, a Louisiana artist.

New flooring being installed in the former Laughin' Place play area.

The walled-off area around the recently demolished Laughin’ Place play area is also getting new flooring, as the former flooring is currently being broken up.

We were told by Walt Disney World Railroad Cast Members that a playground area should reopen in roughly three months, per the construction team. 

A photo of the top of the drop for Tiana's Bayou Adventure.

Inside of the attraction, “The Princess and the Frog” theming is taking shape, as even more of Mama Odie’s bottle lanterns have been added to the drop area of the ride.

Close-up of the bottle lanterns hanging from the top of the drop.

During our visit just a few days ago on January 13, only two bottle lanterns were hanging from the ceiling. Now, it looks like there are at least eight.

Thanks to concept art, and a recent tour of the attraction taken by a NOLA.com reporter, it appears this moment may be a magical, climatic scene featuring Mama Odie.

A photo of current construction progress in the lagoon.

Construction team members were working on the outdoor flume area during our visit. There have yet to be any major themed elements added to this portion of the ride. The NOLA.com reporter stated that all of the indoor fake vegetation from Splash Mountain was being swapped out with Louisiana-native plants, like cypress trees, marsh grasses, and Spanish moss for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, so it’s safe to assume the real outdoor vegetation will have a similar feel.

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  • Shannen Ace

    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.

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