UPDATE on Ride Construction Projects in Magic Kingdom

TRON coaster construction, updates at EPCOT, work on the Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana attraction, hotel refurbishments, and MORE — the construction projects around Disney World do not stop!

Magic Kingdom

And while we were walking through Magic Kingdom recently, we spotted MORE work being done.

It looks like one of Magic Kingdom’s beloved mountains — Space Mountain — is getting cleaned up!



We noticed some Cast Members who appeared to be pressure washing the upper part of the ride building on January 31st and saw more work being done on February 1st.

Hello Workers!

We spoke to one Cast Member who said that the crew up there was likely cleaning the building. The Cast Member indicated that this is relatively usual behavior and that they go up there every once in a while.

Another Cast Member seemed to confirm the cleaning activity and shared that they are up there reportedly to get rid of some of the dirt that has been coming up with all of the TRON construction.

Working Away

Speaking of TRON, things are moving forward in that area.

Lookin’ Good!

With the April 4th opening date approaching, we’re starting to really see the space come together. There’s signage up in some spots…


…and other details to look for, though some spots are still a work in progress.

We Can’t Wait to See it All Finished

But wait…there’s more! Remember that during this time the Tomorrowland Light and Power Co. store (the Space Mountain gift shop) is closed.


We spotted some individuals working on this building recently too. We’ll continue to keep an eye out for more updates as this work in Tomorrowland takes place.

Work Being Done Here Too

Keep in mind that another mountain in Magic Kingdom is also being worked on —Splash Mountain has permanently closed and is in the process of being transformed into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. Construction walls now surround the attraction. When we visited on January 31st, they simply had one design on them (with the Southern Dome Salt Company designation)…

Splash Mountain Closed

…but now the walls feature another design on them for Tiana’s Foods!


This ties into the storyline of the new ride.

Tiana’s Foods

Basically, Tiana has a new business endeavor called Tiana’s Foods — it’s an employee-owned company. She and her employees work to make food products that’ll help the community. She purchased a salt dome for the Company (this is the new “mountain”). You can actually see details that refer to her food company in the model for the attraction that was shared at the D23 Expo in 2022.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Model

Additionally, much of the ride has been drained of water, and you can see some construction equipment is already onsite.

Things Are Moving!

While the playground near the ride remains open for little ones to enjoy, the Laughin’ Place sign that once was here has since been removed.

Playground Still Open

Pressed pennies themed to the ride are still available near the ride (one is by the bathrooms and another is by the playground), there’s no telling how long these will remain available, so be sure to get them while you can!

Pressed Pennies

Stay tuned for more updates from Magic Kingdom and beyond! And see our video below for a FULL tour of the park.

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