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More sections of New Orleans Square and Critter Country at Disneyland have closed due to the ongoing construction of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure and outside The Haunted Mansion.

New Orleans Square & Critter Country Closures

As previously announced, the bridge connecting New Orleans Square and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is temporarily closed. The Haunted Mansion construction walls have been adjusted to block access to the bridge.

The walls feature a MagicBand+ interactive area, Haunted Mansion quotes, portraits, and concept art.

The walls now run right up to Harbour Galley, which is still operating.

On the other side of Harbour Galley is green scrim and a wooden fence.

From the Mark Twain Riverboat, we could see more green scrim along the wall above the dock for Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes. The canoes are now temporarily closed.

Behind the green scrim, we could see the construction walls around Tiana’s Bayou Adventure and Critter Country. Most of Critter Country closed in May for construction. Though this area isn’t accessible to guests anymore, the walls haven’t come down.

The walls are decorated with themed signs and posters for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. The ride just opened at Magic Kingdom in Florida and will open at Disneyland soon.

The Haunted Mansion isn’t expected to change much (although there are rumors about potential updates), but the queue and grounds are being completely updated. It will have a new gift shop and themed gardens.

The Critter Country Fruit Cart and Hungry Bear Restaurant are also now closed. The latter will receive kitchen refurbishments. The nearby restrooms are also closed, making the nearest restrooms those in Black Spire Outpost at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Guests can access Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge via Frontierland.

Walls on the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge side are under the Disneyland Railroad bridge. This keeps the service dog relief area still available.

Speaking of the Disneyland Railroad, the New Orleans Square station is currently unavailable for boarding and unloading. The railroad is still running but won’t stop at the station. When passing the Haunted Mansion grounds, railroad riders will see construction walls decorated with concept art.

Haunted Mansion will reopen this fall as Haunted Mansion Holiday but the new grounds will not be completed. It will use a virtual queue while construction continues and may reopen a little early. The regular version of the Haunted Mansion is expected to return in early 2025.

Disney has not announced an opening timeframe for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure beyond “later in 2024.” Work in Critter Country is transforming The Briar Patch into Ray’s Berets and part of Pooh Corner into Louis’ Critter Club.

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