tiana's bayou adventure

Goodbye Splash Mountain: Disney Unveils First Look & Video of Tiana’s Attraction

It’s no secret that Splash Mountain will soon be gone for good. Disney has already revealed the attraction will be replaced by Tiana’s Bayou Adventure in “late 2024.” Now, we’re seeing a massive model and a first-look video of the new attraction.

The classic water boat ride, Splash Mountain, at both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort will drop its Song of the South (1946) theme and welcome a new The Princess and the Frog (2009) theme in 2024.


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The attraction’s Song of the South theme has been deemed to have racist connotations, and Disney is seeking a more inclusive experience for all its Park Guests. So, we are soon saying goodbye to Splash Mountain’s Br’er Rabbit, Br’er Fox, and Br’er Bear, and hello to Princess Tiana and friends with “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.”

With the 2022 D23 Expo in full swing, @AshleyLCarter1 took to social media to share a photo of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, noting, “Here’s a look at the model of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, the Princess and the Frog-inspired attraction replacing Splash Mountain at Disney World and Disneyland.”

Check out the image in the tweet below:

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Furthermore, @AshleyLCarter1 also shared a video, as shown in the tweet below, of the stunning glow of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at night, noting, “Here’s animated concept art of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, which is replacing Splash Mountain:”

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While the ride shift will be an adjustment, we will say the model and the animated video of the attraction are exciting! We’re curious to see how the new attraction will play out in the current Splash Mountain space.

Disney has described the new attraction as follows:

Credit: Disney

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will take guests on a musical adventure inspired by the beloved story and characters from the fan-favorite film. Picking up where the film left off, guests will join Princess Tiana, Naveen and jazz-loving alligator Louis on an adventure through the bayou as they prepare to host a one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras celebration where everyone is welcome. Along the way, guests will encounter familiar faces, make new friends and travel through the bayou to original music inspired by songs from the film as they are brought into the next chapter of Tiana’s story.

We will be sure to keep Disney Tips readers updated as we learn more about what’s to come for Splash Mountain… also known as “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.”

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.