Meet Splash Mountain’s Replacement: Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

by Dom
May 23, 2023
Tiana's Bayou Adventure Opening Late 2024.

If you’ve ever been to Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park, then you know it’s a place where dreams come true. That includes experiencing the exciting thrills, engaging stories, and soon enough, the bayous of Louisiana at Tiana’s Bayou Adventure! Now join me as I discuss this unique new ride, and what you can expect when Tiana’s Bayou Adventure opens in late 2024.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is a log flume styled attraction that acts as a sequel to the 2009 movie “The Princess and the Frog”. Set against the backdrop of charming New Orleans, the story is expected to pickup right where the movie leaves off; Tiana is about to throw a giant party for Mardi Gras but it missing the key ingredient. To find it, guests will join Tiana on an adventure deep into the bayou, meeting new and familiar faces along the way as they search for this important ingredient and rush to make it to the party.

Concept art for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure: a "Princess and the Frog" themed replacement for Splash Mountain in Disney World and Disneyland.
Concept art for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure: a “Princess and the Frog” themed replacement for Splash Mountain in Disney World and Disneyland. Credit: Disney.

The Ride Experience

This slow moving adventure is perfect for those who aren’t looking for intense thrills, don’t mind the big drop, but still want a unique experience. While we don’t yet know every detail about the ride, we know Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will set itself apart from other attractions with its ride scenery and catchy music. Make sure you don’t miss any hidden gems during your journey!

Tiana's Bayou Adventure Concept Art.
Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Concept Art. Credit: Disney

If you’ve ever ridden Splash Mountain before, you’ll feel right at home on Tiana’s Bayou Adventure as it is actually a re-theme of Splash Mountain. Yep, you heard that right – Splash Mountain is no more and Tiana’s has taken its place. Although Splash is beloved by many, re-theming to Tiana’s Bayou Adventure presents an excellent opportunity for upgrading the ride’s technology and scenery with modern offerings. You’ll be happy to know there will be plenty of woodland critters to see on the new ride, too!

The Music!

In addition to its interactive elements, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure also offers unforgettable music and immersive soundscapes that transport guests right into the heart of New Orleans and Louisiana’s swamps. From start to finish, Tiana’s provides an authentic representation of what it might be like traveling through the mystical waters of New Orleans in search of the perfect ingredients. Its catchy jazz score sets the tone for an unforgettable adventure that will leave you remembering it for ages to come!

Furthermore, you’ll notice some of the original voice cast is returning to voice the attraction, including Tony Award-winning actress Anika Noni Rose (Tiana), Bruno Campos (Naveen), Michael Leon Wooley (Louis), and Jennifer Lewis (Mama Odie).

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Walt Disney Imagineering Research Trip

In Review

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park will definitely be one ride that shouldn’t be missed while visiting Walt Disney World Resort! It offers something for everyone—amazing visuals, groundbreaking technology, and plenty of catchy music that promises an unforgettable experience for all who dare venture into its mysterious waters! So head over to the bayous today and have yourself a grand ol’ time with Princess Tiana and her friends—you won’t regret it!

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Written by Dom

Dom is fascinated with the magic and scale of Walt Disney World and visits the parks as often as he can.

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