It has been a big morning for announcements regarding the future of ‘Splash Mountain’. As we announced earlier, ‘Splash Mountain’ will be closing permanently this coming January.
This morning we were also treated to a first look at the the plans for transforming the attraction! Titled ‘ Tiana’s Bayou Adventure’, the story centers around preparations for a Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans. We are joined by none other than Tiana, and her jazz musician alligator friend Louis, as they take us on a ride to prepare for the party.
Today we were treated to a first look at a scene in the attraction, and introduced to some new animal friends we will meet along the ride! Disney Parks Blog shares what we can expect during this scene in the attraction:
“This new scene is the thrilling moment you first drop into the bayou and encounter some friends both new and familiar. As you can see here, fireflies will light up the night and invite you deeper into the bayou … almost like they’re waving you forward. What you can’t tell from this rendering – so you’ll just have to trust me on this one – is that beautiful zydeco music will fill the air. Zydeco is a special blend of rhythm and blues that was born in Louisiana, and when you hear it, you’ll feel like you’ve truly stepped into Tiana’s world. Here you’ll find Louis, who explains where this amazing music is coming from. 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. It feels like they may have a bigger role to play in this story … but we’ll just have to wait and see on that one.” (Disney Parks Blog)
The renovation of ‘Splash Mountain’ into ‘ Tiana’s Bayou Adventure’ is slated to be complete and open for Guests in 2024.
What do you think? Are you excited for ‘Tiana’s Bayou Adventure’? Or are you feeling like ‘Splash Mountain’ should remain a park staple for Guests? Let us know!
Stay tuned to Streaming the Magic as we learn more about this new attraction!