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Big Changes Are Happening at Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

Big Changes Are Happening at Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

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Big elements are now removed from the former Splash Mountain attraction as it transforms into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. What do you think of these changes?

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

Credit: Disney

The enchantment of the bayou will illuminate with a celebration during Mardi Gras season hosted by Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen. In addition, Mama Odie will reprise her role as the catalyst of that magic.

As depicted in this newly released rendering, Mama Odie jokes with guests along their journey after a special display of her magic. The two-hundred-year-old Bayou Fairy Godmother, with her eccentric belongings and “seeing eye snake,” Juju, is comically eccentric, yet wise and all-knowing, throughout the adventure.

Take a look at the cool attraction details HERE and music HERE. One of the biggest milestones was revealed last week with the new water tower and a new look for Princess Tiana herself.

Big Changes


Right now, the only timeline we have for the ride’s opening is sometime in late 2024. However, Disney is really moving as fast as it can. We noticed quite a bit of construction immediately after the closure of the ride in January 2023.

Yesterday, July 4th, we noticed a few BIG changes. The first and most noticeable is that the ride flume is now covered. This is a definite benefit for work crews in this area.

Credit: KtP

The second most noticeable is the removal of the large trees that were once featured at this turn. The photo below shows these trees when this was still Splash Mountain.

Credit: Jamie F

This is now a current look as these trees have been removed from this turn. It will be interesting to see what Imagineers have planned for this newly cleared area.

Credit: KtP

Finally, the removal of trees also removed the large stones from this area. Speakers, which were probably hidden in these stones, are now exposed. These speakers once had guests singing along to our favorite soundtrack from Splash Mountain.

Large trees are now removed from the former Splash Mountain attraction.

Credit: KtP

Changes are often never easy to adjust to, but we are hopeful that these removed elements will make way for even more Disney magic very soon.

What do you think of these changes? What do you think the plan will be for this newly cleared space? Share your thoughts with us and share this new update with a fellow Disney pal.

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Alex Williams

Thursday 6th of July 2023

No one messes with song of the south and splash mountain at Disney parks


Wednesday 5th of July 2023

Tiana is a beautiful Princess and we loved The Princess and the Frog. She deserves her own attraction. We also had no issues with Splash Mountain, other than it's deferred maintenance. Anyone who actually read the Uncle Remus books by Joel Chandler Harris knew that Uncle Remus was a very wise, kind and highly principled man. He reminded me of Jed Clampett in a way. At the end of the day, this unsophisticated gentleman was often the smartest man in the room! Bob Iger is such a Woke moron for ordering this wonderful ride, Splash Mountain, to be remagined.


Wednesday 5th of July 2023

I don't mind a Tiana ride. I think that is great. I wish they would have kept the Splash Mountain ride and just added a ride for Tiana in a different location. Splash Mountain with all the animals was too cute to dismantle. Also, what mountain is in New Orleans? The answer is NONE. Are they going to delete the whole mountain? If they leave it, it makes no sense. Just my opinion. Thanks!

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