Disney unveils the full Tiana's Bayou attraction in viral POV video: They shouldn't have

Tiana's Bayou Adventure Opens June 28 at Walt Disney World - credit: Disney
Tiana's Bayou Adventure Opens June 28 at Walt Disney World - credit: Disney /

From the outside, Disney's next big attraction at Magic Kingdom is incredibly beautiful. The lush green foliage that is the facade of Tiana's Bayou Adventure is so much more appealing than the former attractions' rusty red look. But if we are being real, it still has the same feel despite the makeover.

Inside, however, there hasn't been a lot to tell regarding the reimagined attraction that replaces one of the most controversial rides at any Disney park. Until now that is.

Disney released the full ride via a POV video on social media. It has been viewed 100's of thousands of times and not all of the remarks and comments have been flattering. Viewers have complained that the new attraction really isn't anything more than the previous one, minus the Song of the South overtures. While many have complimented Disney on the exceptional use of animatronics, they are still feeling underwhelmed given the hype.

Some of the comments will make you laugh but are they just hating because it is Disney or is the attraction really going to be this unimaginative?

"This new ride is like a Direct to DVD sequel version of a Disney ride," wrote one commenter. Another posted, "Gotta give y'all props for having the balls to post this thing yourselves and leave the comments on..."

One of my favorite comments is, "So, millions of dollars of research, and the Imagineers decided to copy a Dora the Explorer episode."

Clearly, there are those who are not big fans of the attraction without having actually been on the ride. Most of the complaints center around the fact that Tiana's Bayou Adventure is not based on the film and is missing many of the endearing parts of the film that they believe should have been brought to life. Others have questioned the entire concept of the attraction itself and the meandering bore of a water plume ride with no real lead-up of anticipation.

It does appear that Disney rushed this attraction refit to distance itself from the controversy surrounding Splash Mountain and the racial history of Song of the South. Fans of The Princess and the Frog have had mixed reactions because the new attraction isn't a complete mess with the animated film.