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The only Tiana’s Bayou Adventure update we got at D23

The only Tiana’s Bayou Adventure update we got at D23

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We were expecting to hear a little bit more about Disney World’s next attraction, but this is the only Tiana’s Bayou Adventure update we got.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

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The enchantment of the bayou will illuminate with a celebration during Mardi Gras season hosted by Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen. In addition, Mama Odie will reprise her role as the catalyst of that magic.

Mama Odie will joke with guests along their journey after a special display of her magic. The two-hundred-year-old Bayou Fairy Godmother, with her eccentric belongings and “seeing eye snake,” Juju, is comically eccentric, yet wise and all-knowing, throughout the adventure.

Take a look at the cool attraction details HERE and music HERE. We love the new water tower and a new look for Princess Tiana herself.

Opening…in 2024

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Right now, the only timeline we have for the ride’s opening is sometime in late 2024. Work began immediately following the closure of Splash Mountain this past January. We have seen big changes made to this location over the past several months.

Although Disney has not announced a definitive timeline for the opening of this attraction, we did notice very interesting park reservation blackout dates for Incredipass Annual Passholders. The remainder of 2023 shows no blackout dates and all of 2024 offers availability. That is all but 5 dates in September.

See which 5 dates Disney blacked out and what this may mean for the attraction HERE.

We were hoping for more

Credit: Donna

Disney has already shared so much about this attraction, we cannot lie…we were really hoping to learn more about it at this morning’s D23 parks panel. For Magic Kingdom, Disney revealed date the Hatbox Ghost will materialize and plans for the largest ever expansion to a Disney Park.

And, Disney announced that the Country Bears will be getting a new show as well as a lounge coming to Adventureland. But, no word on Tiana was mentioned except for a quick snippet of a Louis animatronic.

The video is pretty cool and shows how far animatronic technology has come since the days of Mr. Lincoln. There’s even a hidden Mickey! But, we would have loved to learn more about Louis.

See the video below:


Get a first look from Imagineers at a new audio-animatronics figure coming to Tiana’s Bayou Adventure 🐊🎷🎶 @Disney D23 #Disney #DisneyParks #TianasBayouAdventure #BTS #Tiana #Imagineering #DisneyNews #SneakPeek #DestinationD23

♬ original sound – Disney Parks

Are you getting excited for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure? Were you hoping for more news this morning? What do you think of the new animatronic? Let us know in the comments below and share this post with a friend so they don’t miss out!

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