VIDEOS: Splash Mountain Transformation Already Underway in Magic Kingdom

Splash Mountain has officially CLOSED in Disney World, and Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is on its way.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure D23 Expo

Splash Mountain had its last day of operation on January 22nd, 2023 and the crowds came in FULL force. But now that the ride has officially closed, Disney is wasting NO time on transforming the ride and we’ve already seen some BIG changes made in the park.

First, a NEW park map has already made its way to Magic Kingdom. Gone is Splash Mountain and new to the map is a designation for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure with details about the ride’s expected opening timeframe in 2024.

Coming in 2024!

But that’s not all! In Magic Kingdom, construction walls are already UP near Splash Mountain!

Well, That Was Fast!

The construction walls have the words “Southern Dome Salt Company” on them. This fits with the storyline for the updated ride. The attraction’s story will start in the queue, where guests learn that Tiana has started her own employee-owned company — Tiana’s Foods. Tiana and her employees work to make food products and help the community.

Southern Dome Salt Company

To do this work, Tiana has acquired a salt dome — a.k.a. the “mountain.” The ride’s story then continues as Tiana works to organize a Mardi Gras celebration and asks for your help.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Model

Here’s another look at the construction going on in Disney World to make this ride transformation happen.

It looks like some of the water is already being slowly drained from the ride…

Things Are Getting Started

…and construction workers are getting things into place.

Wasting No Time!

While the Splash Mountain sign remains where the entrance to the ride was…

Splash Mountain Entrance

…there are walls blocking the entrance.

Walls Blocking This Area

They have more of the Salt Company signs on them.


The store that was once attached to the attraction is also closed and there is some scrim up in this back area.

Closed Off Back Here

Elsewhere in Frontierland, some signage that once featured Splash Mountain has also been updated.

But if you want one LAST piece of Splash Mountain merchandise, you’ll want to act FAST! We saw souvenir coins/pressed penny machines still up near the restroom area by Splash Mountain and another by the kids’ play area near Splash Mountain.

Pressed Penny

For now, these machines still feature some Splash Mountain-themed designs, but we expect those could go away very soon, so again move quickly if you want to bring one home!

Pressed Penny Machine

For more about Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, see the posts below. Remember the ride won’t open in Disney World until late 2024, so we’ve still got a ways to go! We’ll keep an eye out for updates.

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