Well, that’s a wrap, folks!
Another historic ride has closed its gates to make way for a new attraction, and it’s going to be a while before we get to experience the ride taking its place.
We knew this day was coming, and now it has finally arrived. Magic Kingdom’s Splash Mountain is officially a thing of the past. According to Disney, when the attraction opened on July 17th, 1992, it “forever changed the landscape of Frontierland” and hit several milestones in the process.
The attraction featured 70 Audio-Animatronics — one of the largest animated casts ever created for a Disney attraction, a 52 1/2-foot drop down Chickapin Hill, and speeds of up to 40 miles per hour — ranking among the fastest rides in the Disney parks.
Now, this ride is going through a complete transformation as it becomes Tiana’s Bayou Adventure! While an exact day has not been announced yet, it is scheduled to reopen in late 2024.
We were able to get a sneak peek at the plans for this new attraction at the D23 Expo last year, where there was even a mini model of the ride on display.
A model of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is on display! It’s our first look at our journey down the bayou to New Orleans! #D23Expo pic.twitter.com/E0Ibo3ZiEc
— Disney Food Blog (@DisneyFoodBlog) September 9, 2022
According to Disney, this ride will pick up the story of The Princess and the Frog “after the final kiss, and join Princess Tiana and Louis on a musical adventure – featuring some of the powerful music from the film – as they prepare for their first-ever Mardi Gras performance.”
Between the model and the concept art, this looks like it’s going to be a beautiful re-theme — and we can’t wait to see it. Stay tuned to DFB as we share all the new updates as they’re released!
If you want to learn ALL about the new ride coming to Magic Kingdom, read more here!
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And then we’ve got this Tiana-inspired shirt because we’re so excited about what’s to come with Tiana’s Bayou Adventure!
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