Splash Mountain’s Replacement Gets An Opening Timeframe at Disney World

Tiana's Bayou Adventure with Tiana over Splash Mountain
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So long, Splash Mountain! Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is on the way.

Disney has now released an opening time frame for the incoming attraction, along with a first look at a new Princess Tiana animatronic.

tiana adventure

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Related: Splash Mountain Has Been Closed for a Year and You Should Be Excited

Splash Mountain closed its doors at Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom on January 23, 2023. Disneyland Park’s Splash Mountain closed slightly later on May 31, 2023.

The controversial closure is Disney’s efforts to remove the former Song of the South (1946) theme for The Princess and the Frog (2009).

Now, over a year later, Disney has revealed more details about the Splash Mountain replacement.

NEW LOOK! Tiana’s Audio-Animatronic 

First up, we have a new look at one of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure audio-animatronics. That’s right, check out Tiana in her new adventure outfit:

Tiana Animatronic

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Related: Your Ultimate Guide to Disney’s Splash Mountain Replacement: Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

A video from Walt Disney Imagineering reveals a first look at the movement of Tiana’s animatronic:


FIRST LOOK 👀 at one of the new Audio-Animatronics figures coming to Tiana’s Bayou Adventure ✨💚 #Disney #DisneyParks #DisneyWorld #Tiana #TianasBayouAdventure #DisneyNews #MardiGras #Technology

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Related: Disney Reveals Young Children Will be Prohibited From Riding Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

And while we’ve done our best to wait patiently for an official opening time frame, Disney has finally dropped the news!

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Opening

Disney has announced:

“We can’t wait for you to “come join the party” when Tiana’s Bayou Adventure opens at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida this summer, and later in 2024 at Disneyland Park in California. For now, I leave you with a new phrase I’ve learned as I get into the Mardi Gras spirit: laissez les bons temps rouler – let the good times roll and happy Mardi Gras!”

So, while we’ll have to wait “later in 2024” at Disneyland Resort in California, we’re thrilled to hear the new attraction will open at Walt Disney World “this summer.”

ultimate guide Tiana's Bayou Adventure

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The Walt Disney World website goes on to describe the boat ride attraction:

Dreams Come True in the Bayou:

Join Princess Tiana and jazz-loving alligator Louis on their journey through a shimmering bayou as they prepare for a spirited celebration during Mardi Gras season. Along the way, you’ll see familiar faces and make new friends as you’re brought into the next chapter of Tiana’s inspiring story.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is scheduled to open in Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World Resort in summer 2024.

Do you have summer plans to visit Walt Disney World Resort? Be sure to watch closely for an official opening date coming soon from Magic Kingdom Park.

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.

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