Disney just released more details of the new Princess and the Frog attraction.
Guests are in for a true treat with local flavor when Tiana’s Bayou Adventure opens in late 2024. As Charita Carter shared, “in many ways, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is a love letter to New Orleans. Like the musical city that inspired this attraction, Tiana’s second act is about a community working in harmony to achieve something extraordinary.
She reminds us of an immutable truth we can all relate to: ‘if you do your best each and every day, good things are sure to come your way.’ And that’s a melody we can all sing along to!”
Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will take guests on a musical adventure inspired by the beloved story and characters from the fan-favorite film. Picking up where the film left off, guests will join Princess Tiana, Naveen and jazz-loving alligator Louis on an adventure through the bayou as they prepare to host a one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras celebration where everyone is welcome.
Along the way, guests will encounter familiar faces, make new friends and travel through the bayou to original music inspired by songs from the film as they are brought into the next chapter of Tiana’s story.
New Concept Art
Disney just shared concept art for what Tiana’s outfit and hair will look like and share the inspiration for her look.
From researching prevailing trends of the 1920s – the era in which the story takes place – to looking through family archives, the research team ensured Tiana’s look was historically accurate and authentic to the character. “Tiana was equally at home in the bayou as she was at a banquet,” costume designer Ida Muldrow said. “We wanted her look to reflect that, and be a compliment to the story’s setting.”
The team placed emphasis on the versatility of Black women’s hair and its significance to their identity across geographies and generations.
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