New Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Details (Backstory, “By the Numbers”, and More)

    Ahead of the June 28th grand opening of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, Walt Disney World has shared a look at the attraction storyline, a “by the numbers” rundown, and more!

    Tiana’s Bayou Adventure: By the Numbers

    • 2,009 and counting: the number of fireflies in the attraction
    • 1927: the year Tiana’s Mardi Gras season party takes place
    • 50: Height in feet of the biggest drop
    • 48: All-new Audio-Animatronics figures featured in the attraction
    • 40: Minimum height requirement in inches to ride the attraction
    • 19: Number of critters including a turtle, raccoon, rabbit, fox, bears, frogs and more
    • 18: Songs featured in the attraction’s queue
    • 11: Approximate duration in minutes of the Tiana’s Bayou Adventure ride experience
    • 5: Songs featured during the attraction, including the original song, “Special Spice.”
    • 3: Number of critter bands in the bayou
    • 2: Opportunities to smell the scent of beignets

    Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Storyline

    Tiana’s Bayou Adventure picks up the story after the events of the film. After opening Tiana’s Palace, the princess continues to grow her business with an employee-owned cooperative, Tiana’s Foods, which can be found in a former salt mining facility that Tiana has transformed.

    Following her successes, Princess Tiana is hosting a party for the people of New Orleans during the Mardi Gras season of 1927, but there’s been a mix-up in the party preparations between Prince Naveen and Louis -no one booked a band! The company PA system plays a radio program throughout Tiana’s Foods and between tunes is an important message from the radio host: Tiana needs help finding musicians for tonight’s party!

    Now it’s time to get “going down the bayou!” Good thing you’re up for the challenge to help find “the missing ingredient” for the party. According to Louis, the bayou is the best place to find talented musicians so helpful partygoers board log flumes to explore. Among the cypress trees are musical critters with instruments made from found objects and natural materials, playing Zydeco, Rara, and Afro-Cuban music. Tiana loves their sound; it’s just the ingredient she was looking for!

    With the talented critter bands booked for the big party, it’s time to hurry back out of the bayou -and luckily, Mama Odie knows a shortcut that will send guests speeding down to the celebration.

    Following a thrilling 50-foot drop, the logs roll into a New Orleans neighborhood soiree at Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen’s home! The party is full of new and familiar faces, musical critters, and a new, original song written and produced by award-winning musician PJ Morton and performed by Anika Noni Rose, “Special Spice.”

    Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Details

    The entrance to Tiana’s Foods features a colorful mural from Louisiana native artist Malaika Favorite. Princess Tiana’s weathervane was crafted by 3rd generation master blacksmith Dorry/ Reeves at his historic Seventh Ward New Or/eons workshop. Inside the queue, enjoy the sweet smell of Tiana’s famous “man-catching” beignets!

    While inside the attraction queue, check out the details in Tiana’s office and kitchen, like newspaper clippings and photos of Tiana’s favorite memories, including the princess and her friends loading ingredients into logs for transport. You’ll also see her to-do list for the party, where everything is checked off except for hiring a band! You’ll even see the original gumbo recipe from Tiana’s great-grandmother.

    Listen to the company radio for all-new New Orleans-inspired music arranged and
    produced by Terence Blanchard, an award-winning musician and contributor to the
    soundtrack of “The Princess and the Frog.” In between songs, the radio announcer
    invites one and all to Tiana’s celebration.

    The attraction features dozens of all-new Audio-Animatronics figures, with familiar faces from the film like Princess Tiana, Mama Odie, Louis, Prince Naveen, Prince Ralphie, Eudora, and Charlotte as well as the musical critters. Voice talent from the film reprise their roles, including Anika Noni Rose as Princess Tiana, Michael-Leon Wooley as Louis, and Jenifer Lewis as Mama Odie.


    For more of our coverage of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, check out our articles below!

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