Sign reading "critter country" on a rustic wooden building adorned with various pots and artifacts under bright sunlight.

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Final Tour Through Critter Country Before Closure for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Update in Disneyland

Toni Ferrigno

Critter Country has closed as of May 1, 2024 to make way for new shops themed to Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. We toured the Disneyland area on its final day of operation.

The Briar Patch

A rustic wooden shelf displaying a twisted branch candle holder with two white candles, next to items including a wooden owl plaque and a baseball cap.

The Briar Patch, the former Splash Mountain gift shop, has been open during the Tiana’s Bayou Adventure construction, but will be rethemed to Ray’s Berets when this area of Disneyland reopens. The shop, themed to Ray the Firefly from “The Princess and the Frog,” will sell headwear, clothing, accessories, toys, and more.

Interior of a rustic cabin with a wooden beam wrapped in twine, flanked by vintage orange lamps, against a backdrop of wooden walls adorned with floral baskets and trinkets.

The ceiling is covered in theming tied to Splash Mountain, including briar patch vines.

Ceiling of a rustic-themed room adorned with large hanging carrots, intertwined branches, and warm lighting from vintage-style lamps.

Carrots can be seen poking through the ceiling.

Pooh Corner

A cartoon-style sign with the text "pooh corner" on a rustic wooden cabin hidden partially behind a brown fence, surrounded by trees.

Pooh Corner will see a partial renovation, with the left side of the shop (seen behind the construction wall in the image above) becoming Louis’ Critter Club. This Tiana’s Bayou Adventure gift shop will highlight Louis and all of the critters of the bayou. It will sell clothing, accessories, home items, and more.

Signboard of "pooh corner" featuring colorful figures of winnie the pooh and friends, above a shop entrance, with a lamp post and trees in the background.

The right side of Pooh Corner will remain as it is.

Decorative ceiling display featuring winnie the pooh and friends hovering with balloons over a themed store, with "cheers for pooh" sign.

This side of the shop sells sweet treats, with a window to watch Cast Members creating confectionaries.

Sign reading "critter country" on a rustic wooden building adorned with various pots and artifacts under bright sunlight.

A Critter Country sign can be seen atop the Pooh Corner Building

Sign reading "teddy barra's swingin' arcade" mounted on the wooden facade of a rustic building with a shingled roof.

To the left of the Critter Country sign is a sign for Teddi Barra’s Swingin’ Arcade. The arcade game opened in 1972 and closed in 2002, though the sign remains.

Hungry Bear Restaurant

A wooden bear statue stands near the sign of the hungry bear restaurant in a theme park, with wooden fencing and a blue sky in the background.

Hungry Bear Restaurant, the quick-service dining location in Critter Country will remain open during the construction.

A colorful outdoor kiosk with a yellow door and a black curtain, surrounded by lush greenery and trees on a sunny day.

The churro stand next to Hungry Bear has been taken apart in time to the beginning of construction.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Entrance of the "winnie the pooh" ride at Disneyland, featuring wooden structure with character plushies above the sign.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh will close for the refurbishment, but the attraction is not expected to be changed.

A person wearing mouse ears interacts with a person in a winnie the pooh costume at a themed park, surrounded by greenery and a balloon.

Pooh was meeting guests on the final day of the area being open. There is currently no reopening date for the Critter Country area. Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is due to open in Disneyland later in 2024.

Walk-Through Video Tour

Watch our video walk-through of Critter Country on its final day before the temporary closure below:

Will you miss Critter Country during its temporary closure? Let us know in the comments below.

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