Work appears to be progressing nicely over in Frontierland and the Tiana’s Bayou Adventure project at Magic Kingdom. While visiting the park earlier today, we noticed that crews had made progress on not only the faux bald cypress trees but also some real foliage as well! In addition to the foliage work, it looks like crews have nearly completed work on the reshaped peak of the
mountain salt dome after removing a tree stump from when the attraction used to be Splash Mountain. Let’s dive in and take a look at the latest work!
We’ll start at the u-turn after the biggest drop on the ride and some newly planted foliage in this area. There used to be a large tree here, but Disney removed that and is going for a much more maintained and lush look than what was here in the past. We had some harsh light conditions with the early morning visit, but we’ll get through it.
Salt Dome Progress
Before we get to the faux foliage, let’s zoom back out for a minute and take a look at the peak of the salt dome, which appears to be nearly complete after months of work to reshape and theme the top of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. It’s likely that some more faux foliage and weathering will still be applied to this area. At least, we hope so. Here are entirely way too many photos of the salt dome mountain as it exists today from a variety of angles.
As you may have noticed, even more bald cypress tree trunks and new faux foliage have been added in front of the attraction. Time for a closer look.
Some of the newer trunks can be seen on the left of the image below, while new foliage (and scaffolding) can be seen on the right half of the photo. Additional foliage is sitting in the lower left of the photo, waiting to be installed this upcoming week.
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