With the highly-anticipated arrival of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure attraction retheme still on the horizon, Disney Parks confirmed today some additional attraction details as well as upcoming closure dates. Splash Mountain will finally begin its farewell season confirmed closure at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World starting January 23, 2023. No closing date has yet been set Disneyland Resort. The attraction is set to open in both locations in 2024.

Immediately following the first drop in the signature Disney attraction, you’ll find yourself deep in the New Orealns bayou where you’ll encounter some friends both new and familiar. From here, you’ll join Princess Tiana and jazz-loving alligator Louis during Mardi Gras season as they prepare to host a one-of-a-kind celebration for the people of New Orleans.

In this new scene, fireflies will light up the night and invite you deeper into the bayou. What you can’t tell from this newly released concept art is the new zydeco music that Disney indicated will fill the air. The fun and folksy zydeco style is a blend of rhythm and blues that was born in Louisiana which Disney promises will have you feeling like you’ve truly stepped into Tiana’s world.

As you find yourself goin’ down the bayou, Louis, will explain where this amazing music is coming from, it turns out Tiana made some new friends out here – a band full of adorable critters, including an otter, a rabbit, a racoon, a beaver, a turtle and others! The band members sing and play instruments made of natural materials they found in the bayou and it seems these playful new friends will have a bigger role to play in the attraction’s new storyline…

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Tiana’s Bayou Adventure retheme of Splash Mountain is expected to open at Disneyland and Magic Kingdom in 2024.

In preparation for the retheme, Splash Mountain will close at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World starting January 23, 2023. An official closing date has not yet been announced for the Splash Mountain attraction at Disneyland.

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