Update on Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

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Disney Park fans across America anxiously await the Splash Mountain retheme, converting the classic water flume ride into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.

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Tiana's Bayou Adventure Concept Art

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Tiana’s Foods Water Tower

Construction is underway at both the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World and Disneyland Park. But one particular installment that Disney estimated would be coming later this summer is arriving a bit earlier. Above the construction walls at Magic Kingdom Park, Guests should soon be able to steal a glimpse at the Tiana’s Foods water tower. The towering icon is said to be the centerpiece of the attraction and will, upon completion, be topped with Princess Tiana’s signature tiara. 

The water tower will be a few stories high – perhaps even as high as the mountain’s peak (or salt mine). The barrel at the top of the water tower will be lined with dark wood planks, a sloping green roof, and white paint that reads, “Tiana’s Foods.”

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What To Expect

When Guests board the new ride, they will encounter audio-animatronic characters of Princess Tiana, Prince Naveen, Louis, Mama Odie, and multiple new friends not featured in The Princess and the Frog (2009) animated movie. Voice actors from the original film will be reprising their roles for the characters. The ride will also have a New Orleans-themed ambiance, including jazz music and reimagined versions of songs from the film. 

Three Artist concepts of Tianas Bayou Adventure

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As Guests board their ride vehicles, they will be invited to help Princess Tiana prepare for a Mardi Gras celebration! The water ride picks up the story after the end of the movie. 

Tiana's Bayou Adventure Concept Art (1)

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The ride will continue construction throughout the year and will open in Magic Kingdom Park and Disneyland Park in 2024. 

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About Steven Wilk

Steven has a complicated relationship with Disney. As a child, he visited Walt Disney World every few years with his family. But he never understood why kids his age (and older) were so scared of Snow White or Alien Encounter. He is a former participant of the Disney College Program (left early…long story), and he also previously worked in Children’s publishing, where he adapted multiple Disney movies and TV shows. He has many controversial opinions about Disney…like having a positive view of Michael Eisner, believing Return of the Jedi is superior to The Empire Strikes Back, and that Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge should have never been built (at least not at Hollywood Studios). Every year for the past two decades, Steven has visited either Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani or went on a Disney Cruise. He’s happy to share any and all knowledge of the Disney destinations (and he likes using parenthesis a lot…as well as ellipses…)