Disney Has Just Announced When This Classic Frontierland Attraction Will Make a Final Splash

Disney’s decision to rebrand the classic Magic Kingdom attraction Splash Mountain due to cultural insensitivity issues has been met with excitement and obstinance alike.

Fans of the classic attraction don’t want to see it changed forever, but fans of the hit film The Princess and the Frog (2009) are thrilled to see an attraction featuring their favorite Disney princess.

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Whether fans of the original attraction are ready to let go or not, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is coming soon to Frontierland.

Disney recently made an announcement revealing the official closing date for Splash Mountain.

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Walt Disney World’s Splash Mountain will close its doors forever on January 23, 2023, and will reopen as Tiana’s Bayou Adventure the following year.

Although we know Disneyland’s version of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will also open in 2024, we don’t know when Disneyland’s Splash Mountain will close.

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In the upcoming attraction, Guests will join Princess Tiana and her alligator friend (and trumpet prodigy) Louis as they “prepare to host a one-of-a-kind celebration for the people of New Orleans,” says Disney. The ride will take place after the events of the beloved film.

Although we don’t know the inciting incident or the reason for the drop, we do know what the plunge into the bayou will look like. According to Disney, this concept art “is the thrilling moment you first drop into the bayou and encounter some friends both new and familiar.

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One of the most exciting and immersive parts of this upcoming Disney World attraction is the inclusion of zydeco music during the ride’s finale. According to Disney, “zydeco is a special blend of rhythm and blues that was born in Louisiana, and when you hear it, you’ll feel like you’ve truly stepped into Tiana’s world.

We can’t wait to see what Walt Disney Imagineering has in store for Magic Kingdom’s upcoming addition!

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.