Disneyland Moves Forward With Splash Mountain Retheme After Disney World Cancelation

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Tiana animatronic revealed for Tiana's Bayou Adventure

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Get ready to head down to New Orleans because Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is officially operational at Disneyland Park. This week, Disney Park guests spotted water flowing on the Princess and the Frog (2009) attraction ahead of its “late 2024” opening.

The update comes after Walt Disney World Resort gave Central Florida Disney Parks fans false hope about the Magic Kingdom Park version of the log flume ride. The My Disney Experience app initially listed Tiana’s Bayou Adventure under Frontierland attractions open during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2024.

Fans noticed and assumed the Splash Mountain retheme would open before August, when the special event begins. However, it disappeared from the list hours later. Construction is visibly complete, but The Walt Disney Company remains tight-lipped about Tiana’s Bayou Adventure’s official opening date.

A log flume ride under testing, featuring empty log-shaped boats on a water track, with a sign stating "sorry, friends, we are ride testing only. opening this summer!" in a lush, green park setting.
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Meanwhile, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure dominated conversations among Southern California Disney Parks fans. An attentive Disneyland Park guest noticed that Walt Disney Imagineers had turned on the water at the attraction for the first time since Splash Mountain closed.

“Saw this tonight as I was walking by,” Redditor u/Jloadin_21 wrote. They shared a photo of water flowing through the outdoor section of the log flume ride track.

Water Flowing at Tiana’s
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Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will take guests on a culinary adventure that takes place after the events of The Princess and the Frog. Help Princess Tiana (voiced by Anika Noni Rose), Prince Naveen (Bruno Campos), Louis (Michael-Leon Wooley), and Mama Odie (Jenifer Lewis) prepare the perfect meal for a New Orleans celebration!

Byhalia the Beaver, Gritty the Rabbit, and beau the Opossum for Tiana's Bayou Adventure
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If you just can’t wait to head down to the Bayou, check out these sneak peeks at the attraction’s animatronics and characters that dropped last month.

Princess Tiana will take over Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort later this year. Follow Inside the Magic for updates on the Splash Mountain retheme!

Will Disneyland Park and Magic Kingdom Park have different versions of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, or will the rides be the same? Share your thoughts with Inside the Magic in the comments!

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