Facade Cutting Continues, Platforms Built Over Flume for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Construction at Magic Kingdom

    It’s sounding more like a construction site over in Frontierland as crews continue to work on transforming Splash Mountain into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. Stopping by Magic Kingdom today, we noticed that work is progressing on two threads that we’ve been following. First, here’s a look at work being done in the deceleration splashdown area where crews have cut into the facade of the ride.

    Here’s another angle of the work taking place.

    Work will continue in the area above and in an area nearby over the coming weeks. We’ll continue to take photos of the work not only in the coming weeks, but over the years ahead as Splash Mountain becomes more of a thing of the past and Tiana’s Bayou Adventure brings Magic Kingdom into the future.

    Continuing our look at the work taking place, during our coverage of the crane on site, we speculated that the work was for scaffolding. While this is true to an extent, we now have a better idea of what all the scaffolding and plywood is for – a floor over the flume. Taking a peek into the section of the ride that passes under a walkway, we can see that a floor has been constructed – likely for fall protection and ease of access to both sides of the flume as work picks up steam.

    Workers could be seen on varoius parts of the mountain salt dome, presumably installing more of the scaffolding floor that will run most of the length of the attraction.

    At the lift through the mill house, a more traditional scaffolding setup could be seen.

    As always, keep checking back with us here at BlogMickey.com as we continue to bring you the latest news, photos, and info from around the Disney Parks!

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    1. Will not ride and we’re DVC members. The bayou does not belong in Frontierland. Should have used the story as a teaching tool for the younger generation.


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