Disney reveals new storyline details for Tiana's Bayou Adventure at Walt Disney World

Feb 04, 2023 in "Tiana's Bayou Adventure"

Posted: Friday February 3, 2023 7:00pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today released new details on the storyline for Tiana's Bayou Adventure - the new attraction that will replace Splash Mountain at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

This overview of the story is described by Kevin Rafferty, Jr., Communications, Walt Disney Imagineering.

At a young age, Tiana developed a deep passion for cooking, and began to dream of one day owning her own business. Her father, James, taught her that good food brings folks together. Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is going to show us where Tiana’s life has taken her following the success of Tiana’s Palace, a restaurant she had dreamed of owning and worked so hard to make come true.

Within the attraction queue, guests will discover that she continues to grow her business with Tiana’s Foods – an employee-owned cooperative. Combining her talents with those of the local community, Tiana has transformed an aging salt mine and built a beloved brand.

The endeavor began when Tiana purchased the salt mine and the area surrounding the large salt dome it operated from. With the help of her mother Eudora, Naveen, Louis and fellow owners of the cooperative, Tiana revived the old salt mine and the surrounding land, growing a wide array of vegetables, herbs and spices for her recipes.

This multi-faceted enterprise has turned the aging salt mine into a space that has come alive. Complete with a boutique farm and both a working and teaching kitchen, Tiana’s Foods is where Tiana and her colleagues create all sorts of new products that they are bringing to the world, including a line of original hot sauces.

Tiana wants to give a big thanks to her family and friends and the entire community for all the support they’ve given her by throwing an amazing party during Mardi Gras season. When it turns out there’s been a bit of a mix–up with the party preparations, Tiana invites us to meet her at Tiana’s Foods to help with the missing ingredient for the party.

When we arrive, we may see that Tiana spruced up the company’s facilities with vibrant art from local artists. Food for the party is being prepared and beignets are being loaded into crates for the celebration. All kinds of preparations are underway for the journey into the bayou with Tiana, along with new and familiar friends from the animated film.

Picking up where that story left off, Tiana continues bringing people together with Tiana’s Foods, another treasured meeting place to spend time together and celebrate a diverse community. Tiana is also working with cooperative members to teach gardening and cooking to children of all ages, and inspiring other women to run successful businesses as the brand grows nationwide.

Tiana's Bayou Adventure will open at Magic Kingdom in late 2024.

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JoeCamel22 hours ago


Ayla1 day ago

It wasn't. lol I honestly didn't know they were fake.

Ayla1 day ago

Ah. I did not know that. Thanks.

JoeCamel1 day ago

I think it was humor

James Alucobond1 day ago

They're artificial.

Ayla1 day ago

That may be due to the time of year.

Prince-11 day ago

I would bet they will be adding appropriate themed music for the ride.

splah1 day ago

How do the flowers at the top look in person? They read muted to me on the pictures

Brer Oswald1 day ago

It’s almost like they picked the wrong land for this.

Ayla1 day ago

Or the stupid cake shop on the Boardwalk.

Marionnette1 day ago

Great video. I wonder if they'll be changing up the music loop to include some NO jazz. "I've got spurs that jingle jangle jingle" just sounds so out of place for what this is supposed to be.

DCBaker1 day ago

Here's a 4K video from today.

flyerjab1 day ago

Taken down and checking out.

JD801 day ago

Do we really need to be taking pictures of people on job sites and commenting on them?