7 Ways to Celebrate Princess Tiana at Walt Disney World

Inside Tiana's Bayou Adventure at Walt Disney World

With only a few days left until opening day, the excitement is palpable as we eagerly anticipate the debut of our newest attraction – Tiana’s Bayou Adventure! I couldn’t be more thrilled for you to join Princess Tiana and that jazz-loving alligator Louis in throwing the biggest bayou bash Magic Kingdom Park has ever seen.

Princess Tiana on stage at Walt Disney World

To mark this special day, we’ve cooked up the top seven ways to celebrate Princess Tiana’s story at Walt Disney World Resort when Tiana’s Bayou Adventure opens on June 28 and all summer long. From food to merchandise, entertainment and more – expect magic, joy and a whole lot of fun.

The drop on Tiana's Bayou Adventure

1. Ride Tiana’s Bayou Adventure on Opening Day

By now you may have heard that Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will use a virtual queue! You can request to join through the My Disney Experience app at 7:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. It will also be included as a Lightning Lane entrance in the Disney Genie+ service.

Scat Cat Club Café

2. Visit Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts

Find a little piece of Crescent City right here in the heart of Central Florida at Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts.

From the New Orleans-inspired architecture and the horse-drawn carriage rides along the waterfront, to the swingin’ jazz scene at the Scat Cat Club Lounge and the seasonal beignet flavors at the Scat Cat Club Café … you’ll be sure to pass a good time in true Louisiana style, just like Tiana.

3. See Princess Tiana Take the Stage

If you’re at Magic Kingdom bright and early, you may see Princess Tiana as she drops on into the Let the Magic Begin Welcome Show in front of Cinderella Castle.

And of course, there’s the quick-stepping, tap-dancing New Orleans fun in the celebration of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “The Princess and the Frog” during Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire on the same stage. Then, don’t miss waving to Tiana and Prince Naveen as they visit Main Street U.S.A. during the Festival of Fantasy parade!

Meet Princess Tiana at Princess Fairytale Hall

4. Meet Princess Tiana at Princess Fairytale Hall

If you’ve ever wanted to dig a little deeper with Princess Tiana and ask her all about her famous beignet recipe, now’s your chance. Swing by Princess Fairytale Hall at Magic Kingdom to say hello.

Tiana is always thrilled to meet new friends in between her many adventures around the park, especially ones with dreams as big as hers!

Tiana's Gumbo and Rice at 1900 Park Fare

5. Dine with Tiana at 1900 Park Fare 

Check out the newly reopened 1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa for a magical dining experience with beloved characters who bring wishes to life! Your taste buds can embark on a bayou adventure when you sample Tiana’s delicious gumbo at the buffet for dinner.

Beignets - Ways to celebrate Tiana's Bayou Adventure opening at Walt Disney World

6. Enjoy Some of Tiana’s Famous Beignets

From savory to sweet, salty, and spicy – our culinary teams have crafted some Bayou-inspired dishes to enhance your visit. Check out this first look for details on these mouthwatering offerings. And of course, no opening day is complete without something sweet!

For those craving a bite of something sweet, swing by Golden Oak Outpost from June 28 through Aug. 8 to savor Tiana’s Famous Beignets: light, sweet, and fluffy beignets dusted with powdered sugar and drizzled with honey.

7. Shop New Tiana Merch

You’ve likely already seen the new Tiana’s Bayou Adventure merchandise collection and let me tell you, it’s stunning! I can’t wait to get my hands on so many things – apparel, accessories, ear headbands, toys, plushies, you name it! Like many of you, I’ll be hitting up the Emporium at Magic Kingdom on June 28 to score these goodies inspired by the attraction.

Oh, and just a heads-up: shortly after the attraction debuts, the merchandise will hop over to Critter Co-Op in Frontierland. Keep your mobile device handy, because you can use Merchandise Mobile Checkout at both the Emporium and Critter Co-Op.

As Tiana sang in the song “Almost There,” “People gonna come here from everywhere, and I’m almost there.” We’re eagerly looking forward to welcoming you to Walt Disney World to celebrate the debut of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, along with all the exciting ways we’re celebrating Tiana this summer. We’re looking forward to seeing you drop on in!