Tiana's Palace coming to New Orleans Square at Disneyland in 2023

Jan 12, 2023 in "Disneyland Resort"

Posted: Thursday January 12, 2023 1:25pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Opening later this year, the French Market Restaurant in New Orleans Square at Disneyland park will be reimagined into Tiana’s Palace.

Tiana’s Palace will be the newest restaurant on Orleans Street. Within its peach-colored walls and fancy green wrought-iron balconies, you’ll find elegant fixtures and appointments reminiscent of Tiana’s life and friendships. The new Tiana’s Palace will have much of the same pinch of pizzazz and flair as the restaurant from the film, offering authentic New Orleans flavors inspired by Tiana’s friends and adventures in this quick-service style restaurant. While Tiana’s Palace is not a character dining location, guests may find Tiana in New Orleans Square.

The menu at Tiana’s Palace will expand on many of the current favorites served in the location, explore seasonal flavors and, of course, offer some New Orleans classics.

Disney Imagineers are partnering with Disney Animation artists from the original film to bring this story to life at Disneyland park. In fact, the film designers took inspiration from the exterior of the original French Market Restaurant in New Orleans Square when designing Tiana’s Palace for the movie, so this is a long-dreamt homecoming.

French Market Restaurant (and Mint Julep Bar) will be closed beginning February 17, 2023, and will reopen as Tiana’s Palace (alongside Mint Julep Bar with its famous mint juleps and Mickey beignets) later in the year.

Disneyland recently opened Eudora’s Chic Boutique Featuring Tiana’s Gourmet Secrets, a new retail shop that Tiana opened with her mother, Eudora. Up next will be Tiana’s Palace later this year, followed by Tiana’s Bayou Adventure in 2024.

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mickEbluSep 21, 2023

Ketchup!? Let’s don’t be silly. Lemon, that’s different.

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MisterPenguinSep 21, 2023

Needs more ketchup.

mickEbluSep 21, 2023

Tiana’s got nothin on my Gumbo!

EmmanuelSep 14, 2023

I had the beef po'boy this past Sunday and it was decent. I ordered the house beignet but the fryers ended up broken when it opened for the day. I was offered 3 options A.) Come back in the afternoon to pick it up B.) Sub for a 3 pack of normal beignets from the Mint Julep Bar C.) Refund I ended up just getting refunded for the beignet since I already had a 3 pack beignet that morning and the fact that I had other things to do in the afternoon that I wouldn't had time to go back.

ParteeciaSep 12, 2023

Has anyone asked for substitutions? I'm still mad that I'm no longer allowed to buy a piece of fried chicken ala carte since the pandemic closure.

MarvelCharacterNerdSep 12, 2023

The Po'Boy has been tempting me but I'm not a fan of beans (I'd be fine with plain rice if I could get it but not sure if it's pre-mixed or not).

mickEbluSep 11, 2023

That makes sense. I honestly don’t see myself getting any gumbo as an entree any time it’s hotter than 75/80 degrees but I’m sure it’ll hit on a cool day or evening between November and February.

BuzzedPotatoHead89Sep 11, 2023

The yams are honestly not super strong in terms of flavor profile and are complimented by other flavors. I’m usually not a huge fan of yams on Thanksgiving but the base of the roux disguised that flavor or at least supplemented it sufficiently for my palate. I think given the heat outside I went with the “lighter” 7 greens since the original was a darker roux (base) which lends itself to milder weather.

Californian ElitistSep 11, 2023

Thank you for your review and photos! I’ve been weary of the mac and cheese ever since the first promo photos. It looks basic, but I’d have to try it for myself, of course. The Muffuletta seems to be an all-around hit. Let’s be honest, anything at Tiana’s is better than tendies and burgies.

mickEbluSep 11, 2023

The Muffsandy and gumbo seem to be getting the best reviews. But I’d have to go with the regular gumbo though. Those yams just don’t seem right in there. I’m guessing you didn’t mind the yams?

BuzzedPotatoHead89Sep 11, 2023

Tried a few things, as we waited roughly 30 minutes since mobile order was done by noon Saturday. Overall probably the best food we had this trip (we stayed 3 days for OBB). Top items: - Muffuletta sandwich - my favorite. The bread was good and olive spread was perfect complement with a surprisingly hearty amount of meat (though I do wonder how many picky eaters are aware of this). On par with the Muffaletta I’ve had in NO. We had with the Mac n Cheese which was decent, but nothing to write home about. 9/10 - Po Boy - very good but also simple. I liked the Muffuletta better. Bread was fine but was a bit hearty. Wasn’t a huge fan of the red beans and rice. 7.5/10 - 7 Greens Gumbo with chicken and sausage. Fantastic! Super flavorful. Better than the Gumbo and Blue Bayou by a mile. You do have to be a fan of white beans and collared greens (which I am), but very flavorful. 8.5/10 - Other items: - cornbread (a tad bit dry but flavorful) - 6/10 - Ice box lemon beignet (custard was good but it’s basically a donut, not a beignet, stick with the ones next door) - 5/10 If the menu is missing something I’d recommend maybe a deconstructed Muffaletta salad or fried green tomatoes. But there’s a decent amount here. I think this will be a hit but this menu is a decent test as this definitely experiments with more Southern flavors than your typical family from Tustin, Brea, or Whittier may be accustomed to. I also hope it can maintain its standards a year or two out.

mickEbluSep 11, 2023

LOL that’s a wonderful idea! In fact when you included those sirens to your post the other day I thought “I should have done that.” Then I forgot to add them again. But consider this the last time the planter policeman shows up with no sirens. And you are quite welcome! Just doing my job. To protect and to serve all planters at the Happiest Place on Earth and those who appreciate them. Also please check out my last post. I have since edited to add my new emoji alerts you recommend.