UPDATE February 21 - There has been exciting times at the Magic Kingdom this week as testing has begun on Tiana'a Bayou Adventure. In the video which was posted to YouTube on February 14 and is embedded below by Drew In The Moment, we get to see water flowing once again at timestamp 9:25 and then at 9:50 we see a log being tested.
With the recent confirmation that Tiana's Bayou Adventure will now open at the Magic Kingdom in the summer rather than the originally slated "Late 2024", we expect to see work continue to ramp up over the coming weeks alongside extensive testing being done.
February 14 - Disney has now confirmed the timeline for the opening of Tiana's Bayou Adventure at Magic Kingdom. Originally expected to open "Late 2024" we now know that Disney is surprisingly ahead of schedule and Tiana's Bayou Adventure is now set to open this summer!
In a recent video posted by Disney to TikTok and embedded below, we get to see a glimpse of the new Tiana animatronic which certainly looks very impressive.
@disneyparks FIRST LOOK 👀 at one of the new Audio-Animatronics figures coming to Tiana’s Bayou Adventure ✨💚 #Disney #DisneyParks #DisneyWorld #Tiana #TianasBayouAdventure #DisneyNews #MardiGras #Technology ♬ original sound - Disney Parks
For some Disney fans who are still mourning the loss of the original Splash Mountain attraction, this news may not have the same excitement factor as it does for those who are looking forward to the new reimagining.
Although at the Magic Kingdom we will see Tiana's Bayou Adventure opening this summer, the current opening timeline for Tiana's Bayou Adventure at Disneyland Park is still set for "Late 2024".
We will continue to update you with the construction progress over the coming weeks and months as we head towards the summer opening date and we look forward to bringing you a confirmed opening date as soon as Disney announces it.
Are you excited for the opening of Tiana's Bayou Adventure at Disney's Magic Kingdom? Let us know by voting in our poll and by leaving us a comment below or on our Facebook page.
February 4 - Work on the upcoming Tiana's Bayou Adventure is progressing well at the Magic Kingdom. Disney fans currently visiting the park will be sure to see that the iconic Splash Mountain is certainly being transformed and is being given a completely different look as it is transformed into Tiana's Bayou Adventure.
In a new construction video update posted to YouTube by 4K WDW on January 31 we get to see an extensive look at all the latest progress on Tiana's Bayou Adventure at the Magic Kingdom including:
- More scaffolding has been removed throughout January including the scaffolding from the bottom of the drop
- Mama Odie's lanterns have been added before the big drop
- You can still see some Splash Mountain theming on the exterior which we assume will be removed very soon
- The playground is still closed
We will continue to update you with progress on Tiana's Bayou Adventure at the Magic Kingdom as we head through the coming weeks and months.
January 26 - In a construction video posted to YouTube by The DIS we get to see the dense foliage and flowers which have been added to the exterior as well as views of the vibrant murals. The stone work is also being updated. Tiana's Bayou Adventure is certainly coming to life and we are getting very excited to see what is being done inside in the coming months.
We will continue to follow the progress of Splash Mountain's extensive reimagining to Tiana's Bayou Adventure as we head closer towards the official opening of Tiana's Bayou Adventure which is expected in the fall of this year at the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Park.
January 6 - 2024 has just begun and that means that the controversial Tiana's Bayou Adventure is set to open at the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Park later this year.
In a new construction video update which has been posted to YouTube by 4K WDW we get to see how Tiana's Bayou Adventure is currently looking at the Magic Kingdom.
The key developments include:
- A new section of the queue appears to have opened temporarily to reach the restrooms
- The playground area gets reimagined
- Further theming elements have been added to the exterior
- Some of the scaffolding at the very top of the mountain has been removed
October 19, 2023 - This week, Disney revealed the new colorful and vibrant mural which is coming to Tiana's Bayou Adventure at both the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Park in 2024. The mural which can be seen below in the Instagram post will be added to the entrance building of the main queue for the former Splash Mountain.
The mural was created by visual artist, Malaika Favorite who created the design on canvas and then this was shipped to Florida for the team to use to complete this piece of art work. It is inspired by Tiana's story and the where her foods come from as well as the people who worked with her and her fans.
Now, for many Disney fans who are still mourning the loss of the iconic Splash Mountain, seeing this bright and colorful mural celebrating Tiana may not be the best sight but in the video embedded above, Malaika Favorite said that the aim of the painting was to make you feel good. Do you think this has been achieved? Let us know your thoughts by voting in our poll or by leaving us a comment below or on our Facebook page.