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One Big Problem for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

One Big Problem for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

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Forget about the side-by-side comparisons of the former Splash Mountain to the newly reimagined Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. There is a bigger problem that we need to address that will affect Magic Kingdom guests.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

First Look at the Inside (and Outside) of Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Credit: Disney

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure opens on June 28th at Magic Kingdom, followed by Disneyland sometime later in 2024. Initially, guests can join a virtual queue. More details on this can be found HERE.

Tiana has asked us to join her at Tiana’s Foods to help get the missing ingredient for the Mardi Gras party. She’s showing her appreciation for our help by inviting us to the party. Check out everything you need to know about Tiana’s Bayou Adventure HERE.

Disney released a full-ride video of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. This does contain spoilers, but you can check out the full ride HERE.

One BIG Problem

Experience Tiana's Bayou Adventure Now With Disney's Full Ride Video
Credit: Disney

One thing that plagued Splash Mountain while it was operational was temporary ride closures and evacuations. Many times this attraction would fail to open with the park, and it would consistently experience downtime throughout the day.

With the attraction closed for over a year, we hoped that the ride reliability issues would be addressed. This seemed to be the perfect opportunity to help correct operational issues.

These track and attraction issues went way past a few unresponsive animatronics for Splash Mountain. It appears that the extended closure addressed the cosmetics of this attraction rather than the actual attraction issues.

Attraction Previews

Tiana's Bayou Adventure Animatronic
Credit: Disney

As Cast Member previews begin for this attraction, we see the oh-so-familiar signs of ride malfunctions that plagued Splash Mountain.

On June 1st, as Imagineers enjoyed previews there were an estimated 4 downtimes and 3 evacuations. For the first round of Cast Member previews on June 2nd, there were 3 downtimes and 2 evacuations.

This led to the attraction closing early and many Cast Members turned away from the preview. With this not being a new attraction these hiccups are concerning. This is disappointing for Cast Members and makes us fearful that this attraction will have the same reliability issues as Splash Mountain.

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Tuesday 4th of June 2024

I had the opportunity to ride it. It was meh. No real story going on. I got off the ride feeling like it was just an odd experience.


Monday 3rd of June 2024

You would have thought that addressing these issues would have been the very first thing that was done, even before making the change over of the theme.. These are the things that concern me about the NEW Disney, quality. I have been going to Disney World from 2 years after it opened and you rarely saw attractions close except for weather. Today, it is a common issue. I realize the rides are more technical today but for their time so were the rides back then. Very disappointing, especially when you have younger children who have waited in extremely long lines as Lightening Lanes and Genie+ are not an option for larger families. I MISS THE FAST PASSES! Not only free but much easier to use to chose ride times and make changes. You now have to pay for a system that you not only have to pay for but does not work as well! Disney has become a money grabbing company but with less quality (includes parks, rides and resorts). Unfortunately, this will continue as long as people like me continue to go and give them our money, at least until the grandchildren are older and we can then sell our DVC contract.

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