Fresh Sealant on Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Bridge, New Props Added Outside Critter Co-Op in Magic Kingdom

Shannen Ace

Stone bridge over a waterway with tracks leads to an entrance surrounded by greenery and trees, capturing a serene and lush environment.

Fresh Sealant on Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Bridge, New Props Added Outside Critter Co-Op in Magic Kingdom

The first round of Cast Member previews for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Magic Kingdom are over and the attraction is taking some time off before more previews begin. It had significant downtime and evacuations during this week’s testing but hopefully, some issues will be resolved while the ride is closed. Crews are also adding final touches to the area around Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Final Touches

A pathway with wooden flooring adjacent to a stone wall and wooden fence. Shadows of the fence are cast on the pathway.

The bridge that crosses over the Tiana’s Bayou Adventure flume has fresh sealant around its edges. The bridge (and guests walking over it) can get splashed with water when the ride is operating.

Close-up of a concrete surface with a layer of white caulk applied between the concrete and a stone wall, indicating sealing work.

The white sealant runs along the brick and stonework that makes up the bridge’s railings.

People walking on a wide, paved pathway with trees and buildings in the background on a sunny day.

There’s also a line of sealant down the center of the bridge’s planks.

Stone bridge over a waterway with tracks leads to an entrance surrounded by greenery and trees, capturing a serene and lush environment.

The bridge leads to the Tiana’s Bayou Adventure entrance, Frontierland Railroad Station, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. It crosses over the Tiana’s Bayou Adventure flume in two places, creating tunnels that guests pass through after the ride’s final drop.

A water ride with circular and straight sections surrounded by trees and buildings under a partly cloudy sky.

Though the attraction wasn’t operational on Saturday, water was running.

A misty tunnel with empty water channels and a stone bridge overhead at an amusement park ride.

We saw a control panel open and illuminated under the right tunnel.

A rustic, rocky entrance with wooden decorations at a theme park, surrounded by tall trees and colorful flowers, under a blue sky with scattered clouds. A themed trash can is in the foreground.

Over at Critter Co-Op, one of the new Tiana’s Bayou Adventure gift shops, new colorful bottles hang between two trees. These are in front of the display window closest to Lari the armadillo’s home.

Colorful glass bottles hang on strings between two trees in front of a rock formation under a blue sky with scattered clouds.

The colorful bottles resemble the glowing bottles in Mama Odie’s home. They each hang from individual ropes, which are attached to two ropes strung between the trees.

Critter Co-Op will open sometime after Tiana’s Bayou Adventure officially opens on June 28.

A themed attraction named "A Bug's Adventure" featuring lush greenery and decorative foliage, set against a backdrop of a green mound, with a wooden picket fence in the foreground.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure takes over Splash Mountain, which opened in 1992 and closed in 2023. Splash Mountain was often closed during its final years due to ride issues including sinking logs. Tiana’s Bayou Adventure uses the same ride system, which hasn’t operated on a regular basis in a year and a half, so some downtime is to be expected. However the system reportedly wasn’t updated, leading to continued issues.

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