After our (not so) shockingly accurate guess as to what it would be called, Disney Parks confirmed that the upcoming re-theme of Splash Mountain will be known as Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. The attraction is being re-shaped at both Disneyland in California and Magic Kingdom in Florida and is expected to launch in late 2024.
The DPB shared that the name for the reimagining of Splash Mountain was announced today during ESSENCE Fest in New Orleans and new details about the project including a video highlighting some of the research trip made as part of this new attraction. From exploring the French Market and the bayou, to consulting with academics, chefs, musicians and cultural institutions, Imagineers learned from local experts to strengthen the NOLA connection.
First announced in 2020, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will take guests on a musical adventure inspired by the beloved story and characters from the fan-favorite film. Picking up where the film left off, guests will join Princess Tiana, Naveen and jazz-loving alligator Louis on an adventure through the bayou as they prepare to host a one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras celebration where everyone is welcome. Along the way, guests will encounter familiar faces, make new friends and travel through the bayou to original music inspired by songs from the film as they are brought into the next chapter of Tiana’s story.
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Tiana’s Bayou Adventure retheme of Splash Mountain is expected to open at Disneyland and Magic Kingdom late 2024. An official closing date for either attraction has not yet been announced.