Hope you woke up in the mood for a taste of something spicy and Southern. Disney’s kicking off World Princess Week with a spoonful of steamy details on the all-new The Princess and the Frog attraction at both WDW and DLR.
On Monday, Disney dropped some new concept art for the attraction, which is coming to Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort sometime in the future. And! We got a super informative roundtable discussion about the ride and the film’s heroine, Princess Tiana.
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New Concept Art Teases Direction of The Princess and the Frog Attraction
Our latest look at the upcoming attraction tells us a lot about the direction Disney Imagineers will take. We can expect a magical trip through the bayou complete with twinkling lights and uplifting music.
As you can guess, the attraction picks up after Tiana and Naveen, now restored to human form, start their new life together in New Orleans. The new adventure sees Tiana leading “a one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras celebration where everyone is welcome.”
And, of course, Louis is back for this latest chapter in The Princess and the Frog story. You can bet he’ll have his trumpet handy, too—especially based on the first rendering released last June.
Disney hasn’t hinted at when The Princess and the Frog attraction will open up, but more details are forthcoming. You can also get your fix on the Disney Wish next year in The Bayou lounge and with the original series Tiana coming to Disney+ soon.
More Details Revealed in Roundtable at Dooky Chase’s Restaurant
Want a bit more insight into what’s going into the all-new The Princess and the Frog attraction? Carve out some time today to watch this cozy sit-down chat with some of the minds behind it.
The video covers not just the vision behind the upcoming attraction, but also the impact Princess Tiana has had over the last 12 years. In on the conversation are:
- Kenneth Moton, ABC News
- Stella Chase Reese, owner of Dooky Chase’s Restaurant and daughter of Leah Chase, one of the inspirations for Princess Tiana
- Carmen Smith, Creative Executive, Vice President, Inclusive Strategies for Walt Disney Imagineering
- Charita Carter, Senior Creative Producer for Walt Disney Imagineering
- Marlon West, VFX Supervisor for Walt Disney Animation Studios
Carter, the team leader behind the all-new attraction coming to WDW and DL, says that her team reached out to Young Aspirations Young Artists Arts Center alumna Sharika Mahdi to commission four paintings.
Based on the pitch for the attraction, Mahdi’s paintings—like the one seen above—inspire the Imagineers working on the project as they bring their vision to life. The goal is to create as authentic a New Orleans experience as you can get by way of Florida and California.
It’s going to be exciting to see how this all-new The Princess and the Frog attraction develops, and the details are only going to keep flowing like good gumbo. Stay tuned and keep your eyes on WDW Magazine for more cool happenings during Disney World Princess Week.
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