Disney shares new details on the music of Tiana's Bayou Adventure

Jun 01, 2023 in "Tiana's Bayou Adventure"

Posted: Thursday June 1, 2023 11:10am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has announced today that Walt Disney Imagineering is collaborating with award-winning artists PJ Morton and Terence Blanchard on the music guests will hear as part of Tiana's Bayou Adventure.

Disney's Carmen Smith said, "Both natives of New Orleans, PJ and Terence will help score a lyrical love letter to the region that first inspired our endeavor with Princess Tiana. We’ll have more to share down the road as our teams make progress on a new original song composed by PJ Morton and new renditions of fan favorite music from the Walt Disney Animation Studios hit film, 'The Princess and the Frog.'"

PJ Morton is writing, arranging and producing the original song for the attraction. He is performing on and producing the sessions in New Orleans of all-new arrangements of the song, as well as songs from “The Princess and the Frog” within the attraction. 

Terence Blanchard is helming music arrangement for the attraction’s queue. Terence is working to select songs from “The Princess and the Frog,” as well as iconic themes from New Orleans.

The music will borrow from several musical styles that either originated or took up permanent residence in New Orleans. Some brand-new Audio-Animatronics figures will bring the invigorating sounds of New Orleans to life. Take this new rendering of Prince Naveen’s brother, Ralphie, for example. It’s a scene you commonly see in New Orleans: the joie de vivre influencing his every movement as he jams to the beat of his songful soul. Or this band of friendly critters playing joyful Zydeco-style music. Ralphie will be one of 17 new audio-animatronics in the attraction.

Tiana's Bayou Adventure attraction is coming to Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in late 2024.

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gerarar45 minutes ago

From this past Tuesday (10/3): Kind of surreal finally seeing it in person now. On my last WDW trip about 2 years ago I was having my last few rides on Splash Mountain. Just feels weird not doing splash this trip. Also, this side of the park is eerily quiet now and (obviously) has less foot-traffic. Wondered if it affected BTMR somewhat because the wait times for it were not that bad at all for it. Looking forward to what this turns into once it opens, and hopefully it is open by my next WDW trip! ;) 746771 746772 746774 746775 746781

EagleScout6101 day ago

They say 2024 but who the heck knows?

JohnD1 day ago

More scaffolding. Looks the same to me. When is this thing supposed to open?

imagineer971 day ago

Me when I see how many fewer animatronics there are:

EagleScout6102 days ago

Never forget what they took from us

EagleScout6102 days ago

Looks like they boarded up the front of the barn.

BrerFoxesBayouAdventure2 days ago

Happy 31st anniversary, Splash Mountain.

EagleScout6102 days ago

Only hint at what TBA's queue will look like right now is from the model of Disneyland's version at 22's D23. Actually now that I look at this, it seems to have the wooden rails that WDW had.

Magicart873 days ago

Isn't this the area already revealed in the TBA scale model? Signage, some magnolias and rockwork. Looks like rockwork base with garden picket fence queue.

Touchdown3 days ago

I’m sure they want to avoid the strung rope disaster that was the previous Splash queue by the barn.

HMF3 days ago

No, Those died years ago when my magic+ failed.

JoeCamel3 days ago

Please no Looks like they are going all out on this, they brought rocks to Florida. Real rocks not fiberglass, rocks are expensive to get to central Florida.....

BrerFoxesBayouAdventure3 days ago

I wonder, are they widening the queue so they can have an interactive one ala Haunted Mansion or Winnie the Pooh?

ddisneyd3 days ago

Great photos thanks for sharing