New concept art and details unveiled for Tiana's Bayou Adventure at Walt Disney World

Apr 12, 2023 in "Tiana's Bayou Adventure"

Posted: Wednesday April 12, 2023 1:13pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today announced more details on the upcoming Tiana's Bayou Adventure attraction coming to Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in late 2024, including news on animatronics and the appearance of Mama Odie.

As depicted in this newly released rendering above, Mama Odie jokes with guests along their journey after a special display of her magic. The two-hundred-year-old Bayou Fairy Godmother, with her eccentric belongings and “seeing eye snake,” Juju, is comically eccentric, yet wise and all-knowing, throughout the adventure. Actress Jenifer Lewis, who starred as the voice of Mama Odie in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “The Princess and the Frog,” is once again returning to her role for the attraction.

Other new details announced for today for Tiana's Bayou Adventure include:

  • Brand-new cast of original Disney characters with distinct names and personalities
  • Dozens of entirely new Audio-Animatronics figures
  • Adorable critters with incredible talent, bringing the diverse flavors of musical gumbo found in New Orleans!
  • New, original music alongside favorite tunes from the film
  • Alluring scent of beignets being prepared for the party will be part of the attraction queue!
  • Additional talent voices from the film reprising their roles, including Bruno Campos as Prince Naveen, Michael Leon Wooley as Louis, and the one and only Anika Noni Rose as Princess Tiana
  • Familiar faces from the film such as Princess Tiana, Prince Naveen, Mama Odie, Louis, Eudora, Charlotte, “Big Daddy,” the King and Queen of Maldonia and Prince Ralphie

Disney also announced today that Splash Mountain at Disneyland park will be closed starting May 31, 2023.

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TrainsOfDisney1 hour ago

well Florida has astroturf as well…. At least Disneyland also has some really impressive landscaping as well! Haha

networkpro5 hours ago

Astroturf at the entrance and all....

James Alucobond5 hours ago

Not that I haven't been very wrong before, but I do feel like something will eventually occupy the weird gaps at the top and bottom of the mural. I feel like they would've just made it several siding panels taller otherwise.

JD807 hours ago

That's my only nit to pick. It needs framing.

splah8 hours ago

maybe the mural would look better if there weren't hard borders on it. if the colors and imagery spilled over with whisps and flourishes onto a small section of the other panels and not just straight rectangular border

yensidtlaw196911 hours ago

Really enjoying that mossy treatment on the upper levels in this photo. I feel like what we've seen so far of the character paint on the exterior rockwork is all pretty handsome.

bmr159112 hours ago

Little by little...

DCBaker13 hours ago

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JoeCamel3 days ago

Browntop mountain?

EagleScout6103 days ago

I think Bob C needs something to do. Maybe call him on the weekends?

ToTBellHop6 days ago

I have my “The Mountains and Salt Mine are calling me…and I must go” shirt design ready to go.

JoeCamel6 days ago

They aren't putting gardeners up there weekly to weed and fertilize.....

James Alucobond6 days ago

Uh, aren’t most of the flowers on this thing artificial? Someone can correct me if I’m wrong, but most of the vegetation on the mountain itself looks that way to me.

celluloid6 days ago

After going to TDL, that was something I was not ready to realize how much I missed it. Specifically at the Disneyland hotel that had some really pretty ones.