Aerial Photos Reveal Preparations Underway for Installation of Tiana’s Foods Water Tower at Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

    New aerial photos from friend of the site bioreconstruct reveal that crews are preparing for the installation of the Tiana’s Foods water tower at Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. First, here’s the backstory for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.

    Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Backstory

    Princess Tiana is the proud daughter of Eudora and James. Eudora influenced Tiana’s entrepreneurial spirit, while James instilled a deep passion for cooking. With its mouthwatering menu, exceptional entertainment, and warmhearted hospitality, Tiana’s Palace quickly became a treasured meeting place in New Orleans. Princess Tiana used her newfound success to support surrounding neighborhoods, which led to her role as a community leader.

    From the success of her restaurant, Tiana expanded her business into an empire thanks to the entrepreneurial drive she got from her mother. Tiana opened Tiana’s Foods – an employee-owned cooperative. The endeavor began when Tiana purchased the salt mine and the area surrounding the large salt dome it operated from. With the help of her mother Eudora, Naveen, Louis and fellow owners of the cooperative, Tiana revived the old salt mine and the surrounding land, growing a wide array of vegetables, herbs and spices for her recipes.

    This multi-faceted enterprise has turned the aging salt mine into a space that has come alive. Complete with a boutique farm and both a working and teaching kitchen, Tiana’s Foods is where Tiana and her colleagues create all sorts of new products that they are bringing to the world, including a line of original hot sauces.

    With Tiana’s Foods established, the story of the attraction will take place after the final kiss as Naveen and Louis join Tiana on her latest adventure, hosting a one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras celebration where everyone is welcome.

    Tiana wants to give a big thanks to her family and friends and the entire community for all the support they’ve given her by throwing an amazing party during Mardi Gras season. When it turns out there’s been a bit of a mix-up with the party preparations, Tiana invites us to meet her at Tiana’s Foods to help with the missing ingredient for the party.

    When we arrive, we may see that Tiana spruced up the company’s facilities with vibrant art from local artists. Food for the party is being prepared and beignets are being loaded into crates for the celebration. All kinds of preparations are underway for the journey into the bayou with Tiana, along with new and familiar friends from the animated film.

    Tiana’s Foods Water Tower

    The Tiana’s Foods water tower will be the main focal point of the attraction facade following the change in backstory.

    Here’s a look at recent aerial photos that show where the water tower will be placed. Crews have cut away the rockwork and it looks like they’re working on creating the base for the water tower to be placed on (labeled #2).

    Here’s a closer look. The pre-fabricated tower will be installed sometime this summer as crews work toward a late 2024 opening at Magic Kingdom.

    Here’s a wider view of the construction site, which is essentially a mountain of scaffolding at the moment. The “mountain” can be seen at the front of the attraction while the indoor show scenes are in a building mostly hidden from guest view, but easy to spot in an aerial photo.

    Splash Mountain closed on January 23, 2023 to allow for the retheming of the attraction into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. No changes to the ride path are expected, although there will be a completely new storyline.

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