Disney World announces opening date for Tiana's Bayou Adventure

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Posted: Sunday May 12, 2024 10:19am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff
Disney has announced the opening date for Tiana's Bayou Adventure at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

The highly anticipated flume ride inspired by Disney's 'The Princess and The Frog' movie will officially open June 28, 2024.



Although we now know that Tiana's Bayou Adventure will officially open on June 28 2024, we expect several weeks of previews for various groups, including Disney Cast Members, media, Annual Passholders, DVC Members, Club 33, and D23. The preview dates are still to be announced, but we should expect the first soft openings to begin imminently.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure invites guests to join beloved characters Princess Tiana, Mama Odie, Louis, and all-new friends on a thrilling adventure, all set against the music and excitement of a New Orleans celebration. This new attraction will feature dozens of Audio-Animatronics figures, a foot-tapping soundtrack, and a celebration where everyone’s welcome.

Music is at the heart of New Orleans, and guests will be tapping their toes all throughout the attraction thanks in part to adorable critters, who play instruments made of natural materials found in the bayou. Tiana’s new friends include an otter, a rabbit, a racoon, a beaver, a turtle and more. Their spirited stylings will turn the bayou into a party with Zydeco, Rara, and Afro-Cuban music authentic to the region of New Orleans. There will be new, original music alongside favorite tunes from the film, created in collaboration with award-winning artists PJ Morton and Terence Blanchard.

In addition to musical critters, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure welcomes talent voices from the film as they reprise their roles, including Bruno Campos as Prince Naveen, Jenifer Lewis as Mama Odie, Michael-Leon Wooley as Louis, and the one and only Anika Noni Rose as Princess Tiana.

As guests float through the cypress trees and Spanish moss of a beautiful Louisiana bayou, they may see some familiar faces as part of the dozens of entirely new Audio-Animatronics figures. Along with Princess Tiana, Louis and Mama Odie, keep an eye out for Eudora, Charlotte, Prince Ralphie, Prince Naveen and others. Between Disney’s iconic storytelling, technologically advanced Audio-Animatronics figures, and a thrilling 50-foot drop, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure has enough fun for everyone!

As Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “The Princess and the Frog” makes its home in the Crescent City, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is more stuffed with authentic NOLA artistry than Charlotte is with Tiana’s “man-catching” beignets! Artwork from Louisiana artist Malaika Favorite will delight guests as part of the queue, and guests can see an original metalwork weathervane from third-generation master blacksmith, Darryl Reeves and his apprentice, Karina Roca. New Orleans artist Sharika Mahdi’s artwork has inspired the attraction from the beginning. And, for some lagniappe (a “little extra”) guests will have a nose full of the sweet scent of beignets being kept warm in the oven – reminiscent of strolling through the French Quarter – as part of the attraction queue.

The heart of Tiana’s story reminds guests that everyone has the potential to make their dreams a reality. With teams of Imagineers, Disney Animation artists, cast members and Louisiana artisans working together, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is sure to pass a good time when it opens at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida on June 28, 2024, and later in 2024 at Disneyland Park in California.


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wishesnighttimespec1 hour ago

The art here looks amazing in golden book style

Dan Deesnee1 hour ago

Wow those pics from the article look absolutely terrible. Hoping the ride turns out better than what was shown.

George1 hour ago

Well, if the bayou was 5 miles across and the frog had a torso diameter of 7 miles, the frog would overhang the bayou by a full mile on two sides! This seems unlikely. However, if the volume of the of the bayou was 1e12 cubic feet (used Bartholomew Bayou and assumed an average depth of 2 feet) and the volume of the average bull frog was ~ 0.02 cubic feet (calculated in two ways, 0.5 feet *0.2 feet * 0.2 feet or 17 oz (typical bull frog weight) to cubic feet, these are both rough approximations that don't take into account specifics of the bullfrog shape or the bullfrog's specific density). Anyway, that would imply that the maximum number of bullfrogs in the bayou would be 5e13 and that no more would fit. That's a LOT of frogs. However. it does assume that the frogs are packed in the tightest formation possible. A closest froggy packing structure if you will. So, I would say something like 1e13 would be the actual max number of frogs in this particular bayou and no more would fit. So, the implication is that unfortunately there will be a maximum number of that would fit in Tiana's bayou. Another thing that is not taken into account, is that an attraction actually used the maximum number of frogs (sculptures and animatronics in this case) would probably alienate people who had frog phobias or people who wanted to see main characters from the movie. However, the characters could appear many times in frog form, but this would be weird for all but one character. Even then, you'd have to be at the correct point on the story timeline.

Disstevefan12 hours ago

Iger would never do that, but I heard he green lit a project theming a ride to Xi Jinping , his favorite leader. ;)

Incomudro2 hours ago

I didn't, and haven't been. Did you read my last line?

pigglewiggle3 hours ago

Majority of people who will eventually go on this ride (after it calms down) aren't Disney Parks super fans, let alone Splash Mountain superfans, such as those on this site. They will not notice or care that the trees have been reused from Splash Mountain. The two pictures side by side, Tiana's ride is actually more visually appealing. Can't comment on animatronic emptiness as we really haven't seen anything yet.

ToTBellHop3 hours ago

Oooh lucky page number

Starship8243 hours ago

Oh no

Brer Panther4 hours ago

D'oh. Sorry about that.

SilentWindODoom9 hours ago

Fishing is allowed in Louisiana bayous. They sound too blue to fly.

MisterPenguin10 hours ago

Damn Whip-poor-wills!!

Brer Oswald11 hours ago

So they replaced the no fishing sign with a hidden static armadillo? Personally I’d take the sign. It stood out more, and the armadillo is much uglier.

bwr82712 hours ago

Oh this is it! Love it, well done.

ToTBellHop12 hours ago

Finally, an accurate depiction of my deltoids from lifting up a pencil so much. I feel seen.