As the week comes to a close, Disney has released some new story details for the upcoming “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure,” which will take place following the events of the movie “The Princess and The Frog.”
Walt Disney Imagineering is creating an original story for “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure,” which will show where Tiana’s life has taken her following the success of Tiana’s Palace, a restaurant she had dreamed of owning and worked so hard to make come true.
Within the attraction queue, guests will discover that she continues to grow her business with Tiana’s Foods – an employee-owned cooperative.
Combining her talents with those of the local community, Tiana has transformed an aging salt mine, and built a beloved brand.
She purchased the salt mine and the area surrounding the large salt dome it operated from, and with the help of her mother Eudora, along with Naveen, Louis, and fellow owners of the cooperative, Tiana revived the old salt mine and the surrounding land, growing a wide array of vegetables, herbs and spices for her recipes.
She decides to throw an amazing party during Mardi Gras season to thank her family, friends, and the entire community for all the support they’ve given her.
But is seems there’s been a bit of a mix–up with the party preparations, and Tiana invites us to meet her at Tiana’s Foods to help with the missing ingredient for the party.
Tiana has spruced up the company’s facilities with vibrant art from local artists. Food for the party is being prepared and beignets are being loaded into crates for the celebration.
All kinds of preparations are underway for everyone to journey into the bayou with Tiana, along with new and familiar friends from the animated film.
Picking up where that story left off, Tiana continues bringing people together with Tiana’s Foods, another treasured meeting place to spend time together and celebrate a diverse community.
Tiana is also working with cooperative members to teach gardening and cooking to children of all ages, and inspiring other women to run successful businesses as the brand grows nationwide.
“Tiana’s Bayou Adventure” is scheduled to open in 2024 at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
As you all know, “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure” is being built on the ride framework that was formerly “Splash Mountain.”
“Splash Mountain” at Walt Disney World has already closed to begin the transformation, with thousands of fans showing up on the attraction’s last day, January 22, 2023, to have one last ride.
On the west coast, no closure date has been given for “Splash Mountain” to close at Disneyland, but it too will eventually begin the transformation.
In the meantime, if you’re missing “Splash Mountain” at Walt Disney World, book a trip to Disneyland and ride it there while you still can.
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One more thing to note: Tokyo Disneyland’s “Splash Mountain” is not being transformed at this time, so that version remains open, as well. As a bonus, during the summer, the park likes to turn up the water so Guests get extra wet in an event called “Soaked MAX.”