D23 Down in New Orleans event to include a sneak peek at Tiana's Bayou Adventure

Mar 06, 2024 in "Tiana's Bayou Adventure"

Posted: Wednesday March 6, 2024 7:50pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The upcoming D23 event, Down in New Orleans – Celebrating 15 Years of The Princess and the Frog, will include a deep-dive presentation from Walt Disney Imagineering into the creation of Tiana's Bayou Adventure.


Taking place on March 23, 2024, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the D23 event will celebrate 15 years of Walt Disney Animation Studios' classic The Princess and the Frog.

D23 says, "Guests of this event will get a peek at what's cooking with Tiana's Bayou Adventure-coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort later this year. At a specially curated presentation, you'll discover new ingredients at play from Walt Disney Imagineering, detailing the impeccable research, collaboration, and creative development that is bringing elements of the real-life magic from New Orleans to this exciting attraction. It's going to be a can't-miss deep dive into what fans can anticipate from this new adventure with Tiana, Naveen, and a whole bayou of friends, both new and familiar!"

The D23 Down in New Orleans event on March 23 also provides one of two upcoming opportunities for Disney to announce an opening date for Tiana's Bayou Adventure, the other being the Annual Shareholders meeting on April 3.

Learn more about the D23 Down in New Orleans event.

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Mr. Sullivan1 hour ago

No it doesn't. It suggests that these previews have shown them that these technical issues aren't going to be effectively corrected while they're actively sending riders through, so they need to work on it without having to be evacuating riders constantly to do so.

MagicHappens19712 hours ago

CM previews are 100% being canceled….

Smiley/OCD6 hours ago

Gotta love the optics…way to go, Bob…I NEVER thought I’d say this, but maybe, MAYBE Chappie just might be having the last laugh out of this dumpster fire that is TWDC.

LittleBuford6 hours ago

It seems you like that particular commentator and are twisting yourself into knots in order to show that he was somehow right. He wasn’t. A flawed product isn’t the same as an unfinished one. Goodness knows I too have been critical of the attraction; there’s plenty there to fault without having to make stuff up.

James Alucobond7 hours ago

I don’t think you know what “unfinished” means.

Tha Realest8 hours ago

Scrapping CM previews after a disastrous DVC/AP preview phase to make some “last minute fixes” suggests an unfinished product:

SilentWindODoom8 hours ago

Got ninja'd by a minute.

SilentWindODoom8 hours ago

And once again, we see merch that looks so much better than the attraction poster. 🤣 But... but... how could you show off how special you are without it being in big gold letters? Without that, people could think you're a mere tourist. With AP previews finishing, are there any other scheduled previews that need to take place? Can they just shut down for a couple of days to try to figure this out before that day?

gerarar8 hours ago

CM Previews supposedly being cancelled. Going forward, there are some Cast Member previews scheduled for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure before it opens to the public. According to Cast Members that we’ve spoken with at the attraction, it’s possible that some of the upcoming Cast Member previews may be canceled as Disney World looks to try and implement some last-minute fixes before the ride opens to the public. Seemingly confirmed in the replies:

Figments Friend9 hours ago

I would like that Passholder shirt shown above much better without the overly huge and obnoxiously scaled lettering shouting PASSHOLDER along the left edge. 🤨 Seven days to go until the big public Grand Opening of the Attraction….! Going to be a entertaining day, methinks. 🍿 Place your bets now - How many hours will you think the Attraction will be down on June 28th? -

Jambo Dad9 hours ago

I’m This crappy AP merch reminds me of the sketch where Will Ferrell went on jimmy kimmel dressed as Little Debbie. “I am excited to tell your guests that each of you has the opportunity to go out and buy little Debbie snack cakes!”

Jambo Dad9 hours ago

They should put THAT on a shirt!

Smiley/OCD10 hours ago

Wait, Jersey swamp…did you see Jimmy H?

TheCoasterNerd11 hours ago

Honestly, Disneyland's Magic Happens is so unfinished! The pepita float broke so quickly!