Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Opens June 28 at Walt Disney World

Princess Tiana serves up delicious Louisiana favorites, and we’ve been serving you all kinds of news about her new ride. Your appetizer was a deep dive into the authenticity of the New Orleans inspiration. Your soup-and-salad course savored the profiles of critter bands and sweet moves of new Audio-Animatronics figures. And now, it’s time for the main course … Tiana’s Bayou Adventure opens June 28 at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida!

If you were like me, you were glued to the screen as the talented Top 5 hopefuls of “American Idol” sang their hearts out with some of our favorite hits during the ever-entertaining “Disney Night.” Not only was it fun to see award-winning country singer Kane Brown mentoring the contestants out and about around Walt Disney World Resort, but it was an absolute delight to watch the voice of Mama Odie herself, Jenifer Lewis, perform “Dig A Little Deeper” on that iconic “Idol” stage before Ryan Seacrest shared the opening date for our attraction here in Florida. It was a pinch me moment!

Music to Our Ears

Just like we celebrated our exciting news live on television with that showstopping performance by Jenifer Lewis, we also celebrated down in New Orleans with the culture and people who helped to inspire both the film and Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. PJ Morton – five-time Grammy Award winner and contributor to the attraction’s soundtrack – and members of the Chase family came together with Princess Tiana and Louis in the heart of Crescent City.

Tiana and Louis celebrate the Tiana's Bayou Adventure announcement

No musical celebration is complete without a band, so we invited the famous NOLA-based St. Augustine High School marching band to really let the good times roll!

St. Augustine High School Marching 100
Founded in 1952, the iconic St. Augustine High School Marching 100 is a staple in Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, LA, and has performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, NY and the Tournament of Roses in Pasadena, CA. PJ Morton, who contributed to the soundtrack for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, is also a St. Augustine High School alumnus.

Goin’ Down the Bayou

I can’t wait to share this next chapter in Tiana’s story with you! The ride will take guests on a musical adventure picking up after the events of the Walt Disney Animation Studios film, “The Princess and the Frog.” You’ll join Princess Tiana on an adventure through the bayou as she prepares to host a one-of-a-kind celebration during Mardi Gras season where everyone is welcome. Along the way, you will see some familiar faces, make new friends and travel through the bayou into the next chapter of Tiana’s story. Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will also feature original music and some familiar tunes from the beloved movie, and so much more … including an incredibly thrilling 50-foot drop!

Now What’s That I Hear About Previews?

And if you’re wondering how Tiana will cater to her regulars, you might just hear some delightful details about preview opportunities ahead of the official grand opening for Florida-based Cast Members, Annual Passholders and eligible Disney Vacation Club Members soon… keep an eye out for more information coming to you starting May 14! 

More information on how to experience the attraction is coming soon, so stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog. We can’t wait to have visitors “drop on in” Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Magic Kingdom on June 28, and later this year at Disneyland Park in California.

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