Splash Mountain at Disneyland has permanently closed to become Tiana’s Bayou Adventure inspired by “The Princess and the Frog.” Construction walls featuring Tiana’s Bayou Adventure signs are now up around the attraction in Critter Country.
Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Construction Walls
Walls don’t (yet) block the front of the mountain or the briar patch at the end of the drop from view, though this is likely to occur as work progresses.
There are pieces of green scrim at this end of the construction walls.
The Splash Mountain gift shop, Briar Patch, remains open. The brown construction walls stop directly beside it.
The walls feature “Tiana’s Foods” signs, referring to her new community food co-op established sometime after the events of “The Princess and the Frog.”
The signs are purple, teal, and yellow. They state Tiana’s Foods, an employee-owned co-op part of the Tiana’s Bayou Adventure backstory, is “Coming Soon!”
The crate-like walls are also stamped with a logo for the Southern Dome Salt Company. Tiana’s Foods is supposed to be in an old salt mine.
The walls additionally read “Please Keep Dry” and “Louisiana.”
The construction walls are the same as the themed walls around Splash Mountain in Magic Kingdom.
They wrap around the former attraction entrance. A sign for Splash Mountain is still visible.
There are small barcode stickers on the Splash Mountain sign and the stand-by entrance sign, marking them for removal.
The back entrance to Pooh Corner is blocked by the construction walls, though the store does remain open during construction.
Splash Mountain has been removed from the Disneyland Railroad narration and Tiana’s Bayou Adventure was added.
The original Splash Mountain first opened at Disneyland in July 1989. The attraction closed permanently on May 30 to be transformed into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, which is expected to open in 2024. Watch our last ride and the final moments of Splash Mountain being open below.
Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom closed in January and construction on Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is well underway. Splash Mountain is set to remain as-is at Tokyo Disneyland, where it opened in 1992.
Tiana’s Bayou Adventure
Tiana’s Bayou Adventure takes place after the events of “The Princess and the Frog.” Tiana’s Foods is an employee-owned community food co-op established by Tiana in 1927, following the success of her restaurant, Tiana’s Palace. The co-op is housed inside a salt mine, with growers planting crops along the old Splash Mountain waterway. Guests will ascend through a mill house built into the side of the mountain.
The Splash Mountain landscaping will be updated to make it look more like a Louisiana bayou. The iconic tree that was included in the original concept art will be removed as it doesn’t fit the new backstory.
While Splash Mountain was part of Critter Country, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will be absorbed into the neighboring New Orleans Square. Right now, guests can visit Eudora’s Chic Boutique Featuring Tiana’s Gourmet Secrets, a shop featuring “The Princess and the Frog” merchandise as well as New Orleans-related items. Tiana’s Palace, replacing French Market Restaurant, is under construction.
The attraction will follow Tiana venturing into the bayou to find animal friends. She’ll be hosting a party for the people of New Orleans, but missing a special ingredient. Some of the original cast will be providing their voices to the attraction, including Anika Noni Rose (Tiana), Bruno Campos (Naveen), Michael Leon Wooley (Louis), and Jennifer Lewis (Mama Odie).
Read more details about Tiana’s Bayou Adventure below:
- Logo for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Revealed
- First Look at Tiana’s New Outfit for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure
- Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Model at D23 Expo 2022 Shows Removal of Iconic Splash Mountain Tree
- Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Backstory and More Information Revealed at D23 Expo 2022
- More Details Revealed for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Story, Original Cast Returning