While hard to choose, our Frog Family's favorite Disney film has to be ... you guessed it, "The Princess and the Frog"! Tiana's story of hard work and dedication is truly inspirational (plus, it has magic and catchy music — a classic Disney combo). You know that means ... we are so excited for Tiana's Bayou Adventure, a new attraction coming to Magic Kingdom Park in late 2024! With this exciting update, we said farewell to Splash Mountain Jan. 23, 2023, as it is now closed for the retheming. This summer, Disney announced that the "Tiana's Foods" water tower will be installed, complete with its tiara topper. Here's everything we know about Tiana's Bayou Adventure!
Overview of Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Tiana's Bayou Adventure will be a musical adventure boat ride in Frontierland at Magic Kingdom. The attraction picks up right after the end of "The Princess and the Frog" film. In the queue, you'll discover Tiana has expanded her business with Tiana's Foods, an employee-owned cooperative, and transformed an old salt mine into both a farm and kitchen. As they prepare for an exciting Mardi Gras celebration with the community, they discover they are missing a key ingredient. Join Tiana (voiced by Anika Noni Rose), Naveen (voiced by Bruno Campos) and alligator Louis (voiced by Michael Leon Wooley) as they journey through the bayou and make lots of new critter friends along the way.
Also joining the celebration is the lovable Mama Odie, once again voiced by the legendary Jenifer Lewis! The 200-year-old Fairy Godmother will illuminate the bayou with her magic for Mardi Gras season and joke with guests along their journey. Frogs "goin' down the bayou" will also get an up-close look at her eccentric belongings and get to meet her precious "seeing eye snake," Juju.
Other familiar faces you'll see from the film include Tiana's mother, Eudora; Tiana's best friend, Charlotte; Charlotte's papa, "Big Daddy"; Naveen's parents, the King and Queen of Maldonia; and Naveen's younger brother, Prince Ralphie.
The Disney teams did lots of research in New Orleans to help capture the soul of Louisiana — including the iconic rhythm and blues music! The attraction will feature original music inspired by songs from the film. Tiana also debuts a new outfit and hairstyle, perfect for a bayou adventure. Plus, we're so frogcited to share that the alluring scent of beignets will be part of the attraction's queue! Yum!
The same attraction will also debut at Disneyland Park in late 2024.
Splash Mountain Refurbishment
In order to make way for this new attraction, Splash Mountain will be re-themed. With the long transformation of Tiana's Bayou Adventure, Splash Mountain permanently closed Jan. 23, 2023. The last day of operation was Jan. 22, 2023.
Splash Moutain at Disneyland Resort will close May 31, 2023.
Frequently Asked Questions for Tiana's Bayou Adventure
When will Tiana's Bayou Adventure open at Magic Kingdom?
Tiana's Bayou Adventure will open in late 2024 at Magic Kingdom Park.
When will Splash Mountain close?
Splash Mountain permanently closed Jan. 23, 2023, to begin the development of the new attraction.
Will the ride be the same at Walt Disney World and Disneyland?
Yes, both versions of Tiana's Bayou Adventure will be the same at both Disney World and Disneyland.
Other "Princess and the Frog" Experiences at Disney World
While we await the opening of this fun attraction, there are plenty of wonderful experiences celebrating Tiana. Magic Kingdom is the best place for "The Princess and the Frog" fans. Did you know you can meet Tiana at Princess Fairytale Hall? (And during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, she even meets with Naveen!)
Also at Magic Kingdom, Mickey's Magical Friendship Faire on the castle stage features characters from "The Princess and the Frog." Be sure to sing along and have a swinging good time as we "Dig a Little Deeper." Tiana and Naveen are also on the first float of the Festival of Fantasy parade.
For the ultimate royal visit, consider staying at Disney's Port Orleans Resort — Riverside, with rooms with nods to "The Princess and the Frog" and even royal guest rooms!
There are so many exciting attractions coming to Walt Disney World! What are you most excited about?
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