Have you heard about Splash Mountain’s Princess and the Frog re-theme?
The re-theming of the Disneyland and Magic Kingdom attraction was announced in 2020, and since then, we’ve gotten several updates on the ride including an opening timeline, concept art, new characters, a glimpse at the grand finale, and a new name! Disney just released some new details about the ride, and it’s making us even more excited.
Disney unveiled Tiana’s new look for the Tiana’s Bayou Adventure ride! Walt Disney Imagineers recently attended the ESSENCE Festival of Culture in New Orleans, where they announced the new name for the ride and unveiled the attraction’s logo. Here’s a look at Tiana’s new outfit!
D23 interviewed costume designer Ida Muldrow and cosmetology manager Tisa Powell about Tiana’s new look. Authenticity, pride, and dignity were all important to the creation of Tiana’s outfit and hair. When asked about Disney’s approach to Tiana’s design for the ride, Powell said, “They told us what they wanted to do with Tiana, how they wanted to keep everything authentic and true to the ethnic background of African Americans.”
Tiana’s outfit takes inspiration from military and equestrian clothing, and imagineers considered many factors when deciding the final look, such as 1920’s fashion trends and the historical forces at play during this time period. They also stayed true to the yellow and green color palette of the movie.
Designers also considered the practicality of Tiana’s outfit. Tiana’s pants and hat are both functional for a bayou expedition. Powell was relieved to have access to authentic and high-quality materials to make Tiana’s hair for the attraction. During this time period, Tiana would have used a hot comb to style her hair, and her hair is being styled in Marcel waves for the ride!
We can’t wait to learn more about this ride, and to see Tiana’s awesome new outfit in person! Tiana’s Bayou Adventure isn’t the only thing changing in the Disney parks. One Disney World hotel lounge just got a villainous re-theme, and we have some more updates on what’s happening in Hollywood Studios’ Toy Story Land. Stay tuned to AllEars for more!
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