After tearing up the old entrance to Splash Mountain, Disney World is rebuilding the entrance to the outdoor queue for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. The work is focused near and below the Frontierland railroad station, which provides a good vantage point into the construction site for our latest update.
First, here’s a look at the entrance to the area, which still remains behind construction walls and likely will for some time as work on the entrance continues.
And here’s a peek into the area from the Frontierland train station. It looks like we can expect an attraction sign to be placed where the old Br’er statue was in the lower left of the image immediately below.
Some hardscape can be seen in the photo below, perhaps for a garden or landscaped area.
The tall pillars of wood in the photo below are likely to rebuild a secondary exit for the train station.
Here’s a closer look at how this initial portion of the queue will be themed with rockwork to create a “curb” for the walkway.
On the other side of the train station, we can see a mixture of materials as the theming transitions from the rock pathways to the previously existing fenced walkway area from when the attraction was Splash Mountain.
Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is set to open next year at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
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.
For a full look at everything we know about Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, check out our article below!
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