The riverboat is parked at the station awaiting a procession of performers and groups of guests invited to take part in the jubilee on the boat and later a meet'n'greet while it circles Tom Sawyer's Island.
Viewers are lined up along the bridge in front of Splash Mountain, the one past the drop obviously that goes along the river. This cornered with the pathway running along the river through Frontierland make up the show's viewing area.
Due to pyro fallout, this dock on Tom Sawyer's Island is cleared and an alternate dock is used to transport guests to and from the island.
Up front on the boat, a jazz band remarkably similar to the Jambalaya Jazz perform accompanied by Louis, the alligator, on trumpet. He talks and plays several solos.
Tiana and Naveem ride in up top facing forward while it travels before moving to the center of the boat for the show. The boat itself is filled with performers alongside guests taking part in the jubilee.
They wave ribbons, hold up props, and shake tambourines throughout the show after going through several costume changes.
At last the boat comes to a stop and the show begins.
Tiana kicks off the show with a number of her own
And then Louis pops in with a number of his own. Remember those props I mentioned? Well the whole ship is "filled with music."
But low and behold, Dr. Facilier appears.
He reminds us of his friends "on the other side," and Prince Naveem must choose his fortune in the cards.
But once he's gone this jubilee can continue.
Ribbons are again a flair for the grand finale, with the WDW staple for a finale...
The show is over and the showboat can continue "Goin Down the Bayou." It trails off in the distance and I assume the families got to meet the characters after that point.
And yet despite the small viewing area, getting out was sure a lot easier than getting out of the studios' Fantasmic arena.