While visiting Magic Kingdom recently, we decided to check in on the Tiana’s Bayou Adventure construction project in Frontierland. The project aims to transform the former Splash Mountain attraction into an attraction themed to Tiana from The Princess and the Frog. The attraction will open in 2024 at Magic Kingdom as part of the final large-scale projects currently announced for Walt Disney World.
While the status of the work taking place inside the attraction remains elusive, we can see some changes to the exterior of the attraction and wanted to focus on the outdoor portion of the queue.
In this first set of photos, we’re taking a look at the attraction entrance, and the reset taking place as crews tear up the walkways and other hardscapes. First, here’s a look at the work as we approach the attraction. As we previously noted, mature trees have been cut down from this and other areas around the ride.
From the train station, we can get a good view into the entrance to the queue and the demolition and land clearing taking place.
We can see that the stump that previously held characters from Splash Mountain is starting to be demolished. The characters were removed back in February.
We can also see quite a bit of work taking place in the former Lightning Lane queue area, with the standby queue to be targeted soon.
On the other side of the train station, we can see the hardscape demolition and other work taking place in the remainder of the outdoor portion of the queue.
New underground work is taking place to support the new outdoor queue design. Disney hasn’t released details of what to expect from this work.
Roughly half of the outdoor queue remains largely untouched. It remains to be seen just how much the current scope of work might expand in the coming weeks.
For a full look at everything we know about Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, check out our article below!
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!