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New Progress Has Been Made on Disney World’s Widely Anticipated Attraction

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When it comes to Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort alike, few attractions were as iconic as Splash Mountain.

Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom

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The classic log flume ride sent Guests careening down a mountain and into the safety of a briar thicket, eventually bringing them to a joyful ‘Laughing Place’ after having escaped the jaws of Br’er Fox and Br’er Bear.

In short, it was a symbol of both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, which is why so many fans were surprised and even outraged to hear that the company had decided to give the attraction a facelift.

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Now, instead of a Briar Patch, the log flume ride will take place in New Orleans, giving Princess Tiana the spotlight she deserves.

In Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Splash Mountain closed its doors forever in late January. Walt Disney Imagineering wasted no time in getting to work.

Since then, fans have been diligently watching and documenting the progress.

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One photo posted by @WDWDreamfinder on Twitter shows the difference between the old Splash Mountain rock facades and the newer Tiana’s Bayou Adventure rock facades.

More exciting than that, though, is the progress being made on the attraction’s iconic water tower:


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This water tower will easily become this attraction’s landmark and most prominent fixture. Knowing that Walt Disney Imagineering is about to begin work on a new-age Disney World symbol is worth keeping tabs on.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is scheduled to open in 2024. Stay tuned to Disney Dining for more updates.

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.