Photos: Tiana's Bayou Adventure

Photos: Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

Photographing Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is a real challenge. Who would’ve thought that taking pictures of cutting-edge animatronics from a moving boat in poor lighting could produce mixed results? True to form, my first attempt at shooting Tiana’s was a disaster. Thankfully, we were evacuated from that ride, giving me a second opportunity later in the day. Those pics turned out much better.

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We were fortunate to get another boarding group the next day. I decided to swap out my prime lens for a zoom. While I got some decent interior shots, the prime did a much better job in low light. Here’s the gear I used:

Camera: Sony A7IV
Prime lens: Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM (day 1)
Zoom lens: Sony – FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS (day 2)

I shot in RAW and edited the following images in Photoshop. My goal was to make everything appear as it did on the ride.

I can’t wait to photograph this ride again. Two-and-a-half attempts just aren’t enough. I need at least five more trips through the party scene before I’ll be comfortable shooting in that room.

Enough talk. Here are 250+ photos of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. Click or tap any image for a larger view.

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Ride Exterior

Tiana's Bayou Adventure sign
Tiana's Bayou Adventure sign
Tiana's Bayou Adventure sign
Tiana's Bayou Adventure final drop
Tiana's Bayou Adventure final drop
Tiana's Bayou Adventure final drop
Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Sign pointing to the entrance to Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Tiana's Foods water tower
Tiana's Foods water tower
Tiana's Foods water tower
Tiana's Foods water tower
Tiana's Foods water tower
Tiana's Bayou Adventure and the Tiana's Foods water tower
A tree stump and the Tiana's Foods water tower
Tiana's Bayou Adventure millhouse
Tiana's Bayou Adventure millhouse
Tiana's Bayou Adventure boats

Ride Exterior at Night

Each of these were taken after Magic Kingdom had closed. I used a tripod and a 20-second exposure.

Tiana's Bayou Adventure at night
Tiana's Bayou Adventure at night
Tiana's Foods water tower at night
Frogs sitting on a log outside Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Sign outside Tiana's Bayou Adventure at night
Empty boats on Tiana's Bayou Adventure at night
Tiana's Foods water tower at night
Tiana's Bayou Adventure and Critter Co-op at night

Outdoor Queue

These are my least favorite photos of the bunch. I’d love to have had a wide lens to shoot this space. Many of these photos just feel tight.

Magic Kingdom's Frontierland train station
Tiana's Bayou Adventure outdoor queue
Tiana's Bayou Adventure ride sign
Tiana's Bayou Adventure Cast Member
Tiana's Bayou Adventure Standby and Lightning Lane queues
Tiana's Food building
Tiana's Bayou Adventure outdoor queue
Tiana's Bayou Adventure outdoor queue
Tiana's Bayou Adventure outdoor queue
Outdoor lighting at Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Birdhouse in Tiana's Bayou Adventure queue
Outdoor speakers in Tiana's queue
Children's garden sign on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Gardening table in Tiana's Bayou Adventure queue
Tiana's Bayou Adventure gardening table
Tiana's Bayou Adventure outdoor garden
Tiana's outdoor queue
Tiana's outdoor queue
Front view of Tiana's Foods truck
Mural on side of Tiana's Foods building
Mural on side of Tiana's Foods building
Tiana's Foods truck
Back view of Tiana's Foods truck
Farmers market and break room signs in Tiana's Bayou Adventure outdoor queue
Spice Room sign and band posters on Tiana's
Cannery sign and Bayou Community Band poster
Tiana's Bayou Adventure warning sign with ride rules
Tiana's Bayou Adventure sign informing you that you may get wet

Tiana’s Foods offices

The Annual Passholder preview lines moved so quickly that I didn’t get as many pics as I’d like inside the queue. Oh, well. One more reason to go back.

Tiana's Bayou Adventure main entrance sign
Tiana's Foods office
Stuffed elephant inside Tiana's Bayou Adventure queue
Tiana's Bayou Adventure indoor queue
Tiana's Bayou Adventure indoor queue
Tiana's Bayou Adventure indoor queue
Tiana's employee punch card clock
Aprons hanging on hooks in Tiana's Bayou Adventure queue
Portable fan inside Tiana's Bayou Adventure queue

Tiana’s Kitchen

Tiana's kitchen
Fresh beignets in Tiana's kitchen
Fresh beignets in Tiana's kitchen
Tiana's kitchen
Tiana's kitchen
Photos hanging on a wall in Tiana's indoor queue
Tiana's Bayou Adventure indoor queue

Indoor Queue

Hallway leading down to the loading area for Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Tiana's Foods employee safety sign that says 'Attention: low ceilings. Mind your head.'
Tiana's Foods employee safety sign that says 'Please watch your step. High falls beyond this point."
Tiana's Foods employee safety sign that says 'Attention: while in salt mines please call for help if caught in a pinch'
TNT storage inside Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Stained glass in Tiana's queue
Safety signs in Tiana's queue
Safety signs in Tiana's queue
Tiana's Bayou Adventure riding warning sign

Loading Area

Unique tree in Tiana's Bayou Adventure queue
Crates being lifted by a crane in the Tiana's Bayou Adventure queue
Crates being lifted by a crane in the Tiana's Bayou Adventure queue
Crates being lifted by a crane in the Tiana's Bayou Adventure queue
Crane lifting crates in the Tiana's Bayou Adventure loading area
Cast Member working at Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Tiana's Bayou Adventure loading area

Story Setup

First lift hill on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Looking up at Tiana's Foods water tower as seen from the ride
Tiana's Foods water tower as seen from the ride
Tiana's Foods water tower as seen from the ride
First outdoor portion of Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Flowers on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Tree stump on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Lily pads on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Outdoor portion of Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Frogs sitting on a log outside Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Gloria and Delores (frogs) sitting on a log outside Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Riders taking the final plunge on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Sign announcing the Mardi Gras party happening tonight on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Riders taking the final plunge on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Wall covered in painted vegetables blocking guests from seeing into Frontierland on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Painting of a pot of gumbo on a wall on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Inside Tiana's Bayou Adventure millhouse
The first Tiana audio-animatronic riders encounter
The first Tiana audio-animatronic riders encounter
The first Tiana audio-animatronic riders encounter
Tiana's audio-animatronic is smiling with her eyes closed
The first Tiana audio-animatronic riders encounter
Tiana's Foods sign
Tiana's Foods sign
Tiana's Bayou Adventure ride signs showing a 'shortcut to the bayou'
Somewhat hidden cameras on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
A plastic Louis searching for band members underneath a wheelbarrow
A plastic Louis searching for band members underneath a wheelbarrow
Garden on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Squash, pumpkins, and purple pod beans in the Tiana's Bayou Adventure garden
Onions in the Tiana's Bayou Adventure garden
Purple pod beans in the Tiana's Bayou Adventure garden
Pumpking garden on Tiana's
Lari on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Lari on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Lari on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Pumpkins on Tiana's
Gnarled tree trunk on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Flowers growing on a gnarled tree trunk on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
A boat passing a gnarled tree trunk on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Gnarled tree trunk on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Tiana's Foods water tower as seen from the ride
Tiana's Foods water tower and Frontierland as seen from the ride
Tiana's Bayou Adventure foliage
Bottles hanging on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Bottles hanging on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Log flume boat on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Tiana's Bayou Adventure foliage
Tiana's Bayou Adventure foliage
Tiana's Bayou Adventure foliage
Tiana's Bayou Adventure foliage

Zydeco Band

Screens showing fireflies on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Screens showing fireflies on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Screens showing fireflies on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Screens showing fireflies in a log on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Indoor Tiana's scene
Louis animatronic on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Louis animatronic on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Louis animatronic on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Louis animatronic on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Louis animatronic on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Zydeco band animatronics
Zydeco band animatronics
Zydeco band animatronics
Zydeco band animatronics
Byhalia from Tiana's Zydeco band
Beau from Tiana's Zydeco band
Tiana audio-animatronic
Tiana audio-animatronic
Tiana audio-animatronic
Tiana audio-animatronic

Rara Band

Tiana, Louis, Pawpaw and Octavia animatronics
Tiana, Louis, Pawpaw and Octavia animatronics
Tiana, Louis, Pawpaw and Octavia animatronics
Pawpaw and Octavia on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Rara band members on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Octavia from the Rara band on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Pawpaw on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Rara band members on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Rara band members on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Bernadette from the Rara band on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Rara band members on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Tiana's Bayou Adventure interior
Tiana's Bayou Adventure shack
Tiana audio-animatronic
Tiana audio-animatronic
Tiana's audio-animatronic is sitting down
Tiana audio-animatronic
Louis' tail on Tiana's Bayou Adventure

Afro-Cuban Band

The Afro Cuban band on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Mama Odie and Juju on a screen in Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Mama Odie and Juju on a screen in Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Mama Odie's bottles
Large bottle on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Large mushrooms on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Mondo from Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Mondo from Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Mondo from Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Mondo from Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Larger-than-life set pieces on Tiana's Bayou Adventure, including lightning bugs behind leaves and beads
Felipe from Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Felipe from Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Afro-Cuban jazz club on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Afro-Cuban jazz club on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Mayra from Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Isabel from Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Isabel from Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Isabel animatronic from Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Tiana and Louis shown on screens on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Tiana and Louis shown on screens on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Tiana and Louis shown on screens on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Tiana's Afro-Cuban band
Animated fireflies from Tiana's Bayou Adventure

Final Drop

Mama Odie and Juju on a screen in Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Mama Odie and Juju on a screen in Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Tiana's Bayou Adventure final climb
Tiana's Bayou Adventure final climb
Mama Odie animatronic on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Mama Odie animatronic on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Mama Odie on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Mama Odie animatronic on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Lari holding a parasol on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Lari holding a parasol on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Sign welcoming riders to Fleur du Bayou

Tiana’s Mardi Gras Party

Tiana's Bayou Adventure party scene
Tiana's Bayou Adventure party scene
Charlotte and Eudora from Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Charlotte and Eudora from Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Eudora from Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Lari knocked over a street lamp at Tiana's party
Tiana's Bayou Adventure party scene
Tiana's Bayou Adventure party scene
Prince Ralphie on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Tiana's Bayou Adventure party scene
Princess Tiana animatronic
Prince Naveen on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Tiana's Mardi Gras party
The Afro Cuban band on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Beau plays the gourd at Tiana's party
Rara band members playing instruments at Tiana's party
Tiana's Mardi Gras party
Tiana's Mardi Gras party
Floating away from Tiana's party
New Orleans skyline on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Gloria and Delores (frogs) sitting on a crate on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Gloria and Delores (frogs) sitting on a crate on Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Mama Odie animatronic standing near a table of beignets
Mama Odie animatronic standing near a table of beignets
Mama Odie animatronic standing near a table of beignets
Tiana's Bayou Adventure band posters