Scaffolding Removed From Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Mountain in Magic Kingdom

Shannen Ace

Tiana's Bayou Adventure salt mine mountain covered in greenery with Tiana's Foods water tower and mill

Scaffolding Removed From Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Mountain in Magic Kingdom

Crews have removed all the scaffolding from the mountainous salt mine façade of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Magic Kingdom.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Salt Mine

A wide shot of the exterior of Tiana's Bayou Adventure in Magic Kingdom.

At one point, scaffolding covered nearly all of the attraction’s façade. More recently, it remained around the mill on the left and on ridges on the sides of the mountain.

A closer photo of the salt mine of Tiana's Bayou Adventure. All of the scaffolding has been removed.

There’s no scaffolding to be seen now. However, we did see two crew members working right in front of the mill. The front of the building is decorated with a banner that was installed in early April and then temporarily removed.

A closer look at the purple banner on the front of the mill.

The banner is purple with gold and green borders. With the scaffolding gone, we can actually read the banner now. It says:

Tonight Only

A Celebration of Family and Friends of New Orleans

At the proud home of Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen

Everyone is Welcome!

Crew members working on foliage on the face of the salt mine.

The base of the mountain is surrounded by real and fake foliage.

A view of the side of the salt mine, where the last of the scaffolding was once located.

It seems crews are done installing flowers and plants on the mountain. When the ride was Splash Mountain, it was mostly reddish-brown rock. Now the rockwork is barely visible and the mountain is mostly green.

A photo of the upper portions of the salt mine, without scaffolding.

Flowers dot the top of the mountain. In the story of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, it’s an old salt mine. Tiana’s Foods now operates out of the mine.

Frontierland Train Station

New lampposts installed outside of the Frontierland Railroad Station and Tiana's Bayou Adventure queue entrance.

More lampposts have been installed in the flowerbeds outside the Frontierland train station. These are wooden posts with black wrought iron lamps on top.

A close-up of the lamps.

The lamps have decorative circles in their supports.

A view of the construction materials being stored under the train station's stairs.

Work is done on refurbishing the train station’s stairs. But this area under the stairs remains blocked off as it holds other construction materials. There are several long planks of wood.

A staging area in front of the train station, now cleared.

This staging area in front of the station was previously full of lampposts. They’re now gone as they have been moved into the ride’s queue.

Cords running across dirt near the train station.

Cords run across this dirt space that is clear of plants. Part of the Tiana’s Bayou Adventure rockwork that runs up to the station has been torn open.

Torn open rockwork in the salt mine.

There are two small square holes and one large hole.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Queue

A view of the barn in the Tiana's Bayou Adventure queue.

In the queue, there are both wooden lampposts and blue metal lampposts. Unlike the posts in front of the station, these wooden lampposts feature floral carvings.

A crew member hanging tension wire from two posts.

Behind construction walls, crew members on ladders were working on hanging a tension wire between two wooden posts. This is right next to the restrooms, which are open.

Crew members working in the queue, decorating posts.

The posts they’re working on feature the same flower carvings as the ones with lamps, but don’t have the rounded tops. There are small metal hooks near the tops.

A crew member working on one of the queue posts. Metal elements can be seen sticking out of the one in the center.

There were a couple of metal elements on the wire that the crew members were hanging.

A crew member working on a larger post from scaffolding in the queue.

Further in the queue, another crew member was on scaffolding around a larger post.

A close-up of the crew member working from the scaffolding.

This post has a metal piece with several hooks encircling it.

A garden area in the Tiana's Bayou Adventure queue.

The scaffolding sits in a garden full of large planter boxes. These feature fake plants like carrots and onions. There’s a green kiosk in the garden, too.

A lamppost with blue paint on it, as three crew members stand nearby.

One wooden lamppost has a stripe of blue paint on it. Signs point to a farmers market (maybe the garden above) and a break room.

A long-stance view of display cases or windows on the walls of Tiana's Bayou General.

In the back left corner of the queue, we noticed display cases or windows on the walls of Tiana’s Bayou General.

A closer look at the windows or display cases.

It’s hard to make out what is in these windows, but they may display hot sauces. There’s a sign for hot sauces nearby.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will open this summer at Magic Kingdom.

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