With the clock ticking on a 2024 opening timeframe, and passionate Disney fans watching closely, Walt Disney Imagineering is wasting no time when it comes to the transformation of Splash Mountain into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Magic Kingdom. Splash Mountain had its final day of operation on January 22, 2023, and it looks like Disney is in the process of cataloging various props in the queue. Of course, there is likely extensive cataloging going on inside the mountain, but that remains out of the view of guests. When we can see from guest areas are a couple of props with tags on them to identify what the prop is, where it is, and perhaps even if it will be removed or preserved for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.
On a recent visit to Magic Kingdom, we noticed that some of the props had been cataloged in both the exterior portion of the queue and the interior portion of the queue. Here’s a look!
First, the standby entrance height marker has orange tape and it looks like a tag on the lower half of the marker. The Lightning Lane marker with Mr. Bluebird has already been removed.
In the interior portion of the barn, a stacked set of 50-gallon barrels have been tagged.
Other major props like the iconic Splash Mountain barn sign had not been tagged when we visited, but we expect more cataloging and prop removal to take place in the coming weeks.
Here are a few shots of the exterior queue, which remains largely untouched.
For a look back at Splash Mountain, check out our article below with more than 150 photos of the attraction.
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