The newest attraction headed to the Magic Kingdom (and Disneyland Park) is causing a lot of buzz – and now, you can learn more about what it’ll be like to cruise the bayou with Tiana and friends.
If you’ve been dying to know more details about the new attraction that’ll step in to fill the former home of Splash Mountain at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Park’s Critter Country, we’ve got them! While we’ve known for some time that a new attraction featuring Tiana and her friends from 2009’s The Princess and the Frog, we’re sharing all the details you need to know
Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Will Open in 2024
There’s still a bit of a wait ahead before the first guests can see all of the magic of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure in person! The attraction is expected to open in 2024 at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. However, you can check back here in the weeks and months ahead for more information and updates as they’re released! We do know that construction has already begun at Disney World’s location, where Splash Mountain closed in January 2023. Disneyland’s version closed on May 31, 2023.
Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Storyline Details
Tiana’s biggest passion is cooking – and her dream was always to own her own business where she could create good food to bring people together, just like her father James taught her. The story within the brand-new Tiana’s Bayou Adventure attraction will see Tiana’s business grow, picking up after she’s already achieved success with a restaurant of her very own called Tiana’s Palace.
In the next chapter of her story, Walt Disney Imagineering will show Guests how Tiana continued to build her business, creating Tiana’s Foods as the next step in achieving her dreams. Tiana’s Foods is an employee-owned cooperative that combines Tiana’s cooking talents with the talents she finds in her local community.
And the entire storyline takes place inside an aging salt mine, which Tiana has transformed into the home of a newly-beloved brand. As the story goes, Tiana purchased the salt mine and its surrounding area, reviving it with the help of her mother, Eudora, as well as Naveen, Louis, and fellow cooperative owners. In turn, the old salt mine became a garden growing vegetables, herbs, and spices for all of Tiana’s tasty recipes – and it’s also home to a working and teaching kitchen, where new products like a line of original hot sauces come to life.
In addition to exploring all that Tiana’s Foods has become, Guests will also get the chance to celebrate Mardi Gras season with Tiana, her friends, and her family. You’ll join the group as Tiana plans an incredible party to thank her friends, family, and local community for all of their support – but, of course, there’s a wrench in her plans!
A mix-up during the party preparations leads Tiana to invite Guests to meet her at Tiana’s Foods to help find the missing ingredient she needs. As you explore the transformed salt mill, you’ll see how Tiana spruced up the facilities and decorated them with vibrant artwork made by local artists. You’ll also get to peek in on the party prep, seeing how the food is being prepared and beignets are being loaded into crates for the celebration. And, of course, you’ll spot both new and familiar friends from The Princess and the Frog along the way!
New and Returning Characters Will Join the Ride
The ride will feature both new and returning characters. Princess Tiana, Prince Naveen, Louis, Eudora, Charlotte, “Big Daddy,” Mama Odie, the King and Queen of Maldonia, and Prince Ralphie will all make appearances on the ride. There will also be new characters featuring dozens of Audio-Animatronics. The ride will feature familiar tunes for fans of The Princess and the Frog, alongside new songs written just for the ride. You can read even more about the upcoming ride below!