Tribute to Br’er Rabbit Will NOT Remain on Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

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Brer Rabbit on the log on a model of Tiana's Bayou Adventure.

Credit: @ScottGustin

We previously reported the first look at Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at D23 in Anaheim, California. The long-anticipated Splash Mountain retheme will open at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort in late 2024.

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News reporter Scott Gustin shared photos of a to-scale model of the log flume attraction:

First look at Tiana’s Bayou Adventure and the Tiana’s Foods theme:

Eagle-eyed fans noticed Br’er Rabbit, the star of Splash Mountain and a character in Song of the South (1946), adorning a log that Guests are riding in. From @Sammyland6:

Brer Rabbit is still on the front of the log 👀

Disney Imagineering is known for paying tribute to defunct attractions with easter eggs and hidden details. Given the controversial nature of Splash Mountain, some fans were surprised to see Br’er Rabbit at all.

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However, it seems like the Br’er Rabbit carvings on the model log are leftover from Splash Mountain. According to Gustin:

Just a note: In the model, Brer is shown on the front of the log – but he won’t be on the logs when the ride opens.

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More on Splash Mountain

An official poster announcing Tiana's Bayou Adventure, opening late 2024.
Credit: Disney Parks Blog

No closing date has been publicly announced for Splash Mountain in Frontierland at Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort or Critter Country at Disneyland Resort. The Song of the South (1946) ride will remain the same at Tokyo Disneyland, though the Disney Park recently removed the ride’s anthem, “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah,” from its music loop. From Disneyland:

Drop into a whimsical world filled with classic characters and songs on this thrilling log-flume adventure.

A Hare-Raising Adventure

Hop inside a hollow log and float through a colorful bayou as you follow happy-go-lucky Br’er Rabbit to his “laughing place.” But be warned: Br’er Bear and Br’er Fox are in hot pursuit of this wayward hare. 

Glide past over 100 talking, singing, storytelling Audio-Animatronics critters who inhabit Splash Mountain and offer up their own slice of down-home culture. Sing along to classic Disney ditties, including “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah.” 

Then, brace yourself for the big finale—this musical cruise ends in a thrilling 5-story splashdown!

splash mountain with rainbow
Credit: Disney

You Will Get Wet!

This attraction includes 950,000 gallons of water, 3 dips and a 5-story drop. Where you’re seated will determine how wet you’ll get. Riders in the back may experience a sudden splash or spray; those who opt for the front can expect to get soaked.

A Splash of History

Many of the critters in the cast originally made their Disneyland park debut at the classic show America Sings, where they performed patriotic melodies in Tomorrowland from 1974 to 1988.
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