Tiana’s Bayou Adventure picks up after the end of The Princess and The Frog, where Tiana has successfully opened her restaurant, Tiana’s Palace.
The ride is set to open in both Disney World and Disneyland in 2024, and when it does, chances are there will be a long line — but here’s why you might want to skip using Genie+ at this ride altogether!
The story of this new ride actually starts in the queue, where guests learn that Tiana has also created Tiana’s Foods, an employee-owned cooperative. By combining her talents with the community’s, they’ve turned an old salt dome into a beloved brand.
It’s in the ride’s queue where you’ll first smell freshly baked beignets and really get a feel for the Mardi Gras party you’re about to attend! It was important for the Imagineers to bring the authenticity of New Orleans to the queue, and what’s more authentic than that?
You’ll also hear new, original music in the queue that will make you want to boogie. According to those working on the ride, there’s “never been a better time to be in the standby line.”
Not only that, but we learn more about Tiana’s relationship with her parents in the queue — what it was like for her father, an African American man, to fight in World War I, and how that shaped who Tiana is today. Maybe we’ll even get to see some Splash Mountain easter eggs throughout the queue and ride!
To thank her family and community for all their support, Tiana plans to throw an amazing party during Mardi Gras. However, when it turns out there has been a mix-up with the party preparations, Tiana invites us to join her at Tiana’s Foods to find the missing ingredient for the party!
We’ll have to wait and see more details for ourselves once the ride officially opens in 2024, but until then, we’ll be keeping an eye out for the latest updates and info! As always, stay tuned to AllEars for more Disney news.
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Disclosure: We were invited by Disney to attend a Tiana’s Bayou Adventure media event. This did not affect our reporting of the event — our opinions are our own.