Disney Confirms Name and Opening Date of Tiana-Themed Splash Mountain Attraction
As we have been reporting for some time now, Splash Mountain at Walt Disney World and Disneyland is being re-themed into a Princess and the Frog, Princess Tiana-themed attraction.
While rumors started circulating last month that the attraction would be opening in 2024, today in the French Quarter’s historic Preservation Hall, during an intimate event held in honor of ESSENCE Fest currently underway in New Orleans, Disney did in fact confirm that the re-themed Splash Mountain attraction would be opening in late 2024.
In addition, we also have a name for the re-themed attraction: Princess and the Frog: Tiana’s Bayou Adventure!
During today’s announcement, a panel was held that was moderated by the Senior Lifestyle Editor for ESSENCE Magazine, Victoria Uwumarogie. Joining Uwumarogie were Charita Carter, executive producer of relevancy activations at Walt Disney Imagineering, Ted Robledo, executive creative director at Walt Disney Imagineering and Stella Chase, daughter of the late Chef Leah Chase who inspired Tiana’s story.
“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,” Carter stated.
Carter went on to say, “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!”
To bring this much-anticipated attraction to life, Walt Disney Imagineers have been hard at work, as well as making several visits to the home of Tiana, New Orleans.
With the goal of ensuring “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure preserves the heart and soul of the city that inspired Princess Tiana’s story,” Imagineers have stopped by iconic locations in the “Big Easy” such as the French Quarter and the Bayou. Along the way, they have chatted with academics, chefs, musicians and cultural institutions to bring this dream to life.
Make sure to keep it her with MickeyBlog as we continue to bring you more details about Tiana’s Bayou Adventure and will let you know when an exact opening date is revealed!
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