Day Two of Splash Mountain Closure and the Construction Walls Are Getting Higher!
It’s been two days since Splash Mountain took its final plunge at the Magic Kingdom, to make way for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.
Yesterday showed us that Imagineers are wasting absolutely no time in cracking on with the overlay, with a barrage of construction walls already erected around the ride’s vicinity.
Today, we were blown away to see even more progress has been made towards the turnaround. It’s a beautiful day here in Orlando, with the sun beaming down over the most magical of parks.
However, there’s still a strange atmosphere in the air, especially after the all the cheers and hurrahs that rung out from the masses of crowds who showed up to say goodbye to Splash Mountain on Sunday.
But, this corner of Frontierland is far from deserted, as we can see that plenty of work is already underway on the soon-to-be Bayou attraction!
If you compare these photos with the ones we showed you yesterday, you can see that not only has the amount of construction walls shot up around the area, but the height of them has, too!
From many angles around Frontierland, our view of the attraction has been completely obstructed by these huge, brown walls.
Of course, however, we can still see the tip of the iconic mountain – now that really would be hard to cover up!
We mentioned this yesterday, but it remains a fun titbit that the “Southern Dome Salt Company” logo printed on these walls serves as a cool “Easter Egg” reference to the upcoming Tiana’s Bayou Adventure overlay.
You can read more about everything we know about this exciting attraction so far in our handy guide here, and we look forward to sharing more as the work continues!
In the meantime, however, we’re faced with all these walls. It’s worth noting that no water is running through the flume attraction right now, and our MickeyBlog reporters spotted construction workers busy at the job, working in the tunnel at the base of the attraction’s slope.
With Tiana’s Bayou Adventure billed to open in 2024, there’s not many months for the Imagineers to get to work in replacing the iconic Splash Mountain theme from this ride.
However, the speed with which these construction walls have been erected makes us sure they’re on the ball with the job, and we look forward to keeping a close eye on the area to check for signs of progress as the year goes on!
As always, be sure to stay tuned to MickeyBlog, as we keep you updated with all we know!