Splash Mountain Officially Closes at Disneyland

May 31, 2023 ,

Splash Mountain has officially closed at Disneyland. The beloved attraction closed permanently on Wednesday, May 31. The attraction will now be re-themed as Tina’s Bayou Adventure.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is set to continue the story that began in “The Princess and the Frog.” In a recent Disney Parks blog post, the company wrote this new attraction will take place in the bayou, which will illuminate with a celebration during Mardi Gras season hosted by Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen.

Additionally, the attraction will feature Mama Odie, who will reprise her role as the catalyst to that magic.

As depicted in this newly released rendering, Mama Odie jokes with guests along their journey after a special display of her magic. The two-hundred-year-old Bayou Fairy Godmother, with her eccentric belongings and “seeing eye snake,” Juju, is comically eccentric, yet wise and all-knowing, throughout the adventure.

Disney also revealed the following information regarding the new attraction:

  • Brand-new cast of original Disney characters with distinct names and personalities
  • Dozens of entirely new Audio-Animatronics figures
  • Adorable critters with incredible talent, bringing the diverse flavors of musical gumbo found in New Orleans!
  • New, original music alongside favorite tunes from the film
  • Do you love beignets as much as Louis? Well, you’re in luck because the alluring scent of beignets being prepared for the party will be part of the attraction queue!
  • Additional talent voices from the film reprising their roles, including Bruno Campos as Prince Naveen, Michael Leon Wooley as Louis, and the one and only Anika Noni Rose as Princess Tiana
  • Familiar faces from the film such as Princess Tiana, Prince Naveen, Mama Odie, Louis, Eudora, Charlotte, “Big Daddy,” the King and Queen of Maldonia and Prince Ralphie

Tina’s Bayou Adventure is expected to open in 2024!

What are your thoughts on Splash Mountain officially closing for good at Disneyland? Let us know in the comments! Did you get to ride it one last time? 

Sean Sposato
The Main Street Mouse