Crews are still hard at work over on the Tiana’s Bayou Adventure construction site, and during a recent visit to Magic Kingdom, we stopped by to snap a few photos of the latest progress. With many of the big set pieces in place (such as the water tower and bald cypress trees), crews can sprinkle on the final bit of set dressing magic before the ride opens sometime this year.
We’ll start with a look at the water tower, which has received some foliage along the lower half of the legs. In our previous update, we saw Imagineers getting ready to place the foliage, and it looks like that has been completed. We’ll likely see some additional set dressing here to make the recently placed foliage look a bit more natural and grown-in.
Here’s a look back at the tower as it was seen in the scale model shown off at the D23 Expo back in 2022.
Here’s a closer look at the current work.
Over at the mill house, crews have begun applying some moss to the rooftop to blend it into the (mostly) lush green salt dome.
Looking at the model, we can see how some of the natural foliage is starting to expand along the roof of the mill house.
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While the progress looks great from what we can see, we’re told that there is still quite a bit of exterior work to be done (maybe months of work, surprisingly). We’re not sure what the opening timeframe of the attraction is, but we hope to hear something a bit more concrete from Disney’s official channels soon!
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