Construction Continues on Magic Kingdom’s Upcoming Attraction

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For years, Splash Mountain was an icon of both Disneyland Park and Walt Disney World Resort.

But due to the log flume ride’s outdated and offensive source material, particularly toward African American communities, Disney has decided that it’s time for both Splash Mountain attractions to be dismantled and updated into something entirely new: Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.

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Over in Disneyland Park, Splash Mountain is still up and running, but will close forever at the end of the month. However, Magic Kingdom’s log flume attraction closed forever in January, and Walt Disney Imagineering has been hard at work since.

Twitter user @Bioreconstruct has captured some incredible pictures showing the progress on Tiana’s Bayou Adventure:

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In this photo, we can see that the iconic briar patch is being carefully crafted by Walt Disney Imagineering into something else entirely. The new setting for Princess Tiana’s upcoming log flume ride takes place in Louisiana, so much of the old facade needs to change. Luckily, Walt Disney Imagineering is up for the challenge!

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Much of the old briar patch and cliffs made of southern clay are being changed into rocky structures, and the thorns keeping Br’er Rabbit safe from Br’er Fox and Br’er Bear are gone.

Magic Kingdom Park’s new ride will include all-new Princess and the Frog (2009) characters and some beloved, familiar ones. Princess Tiana, Prince Naveen, and even Mama Odie will be back to guide Guests along the new ride, which is scheduled to open in 2024.

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For more Tiana’s Bayou Adventure information, check out our previous coverage here!

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.