Disneyland’s French Market Restaurant Closes To Make Way for Tiana’s Palace
Although Splash Mountain still remains open, Disneyland is continuing to add The Princess and the Frog elements to the Park. Today, the French Market Restaurant closed to make way for Tiana’s Palace.
Recently, Disneyland replaced another long-time fixture, Le Bat en Rouge, with Eudora’s Chic Boutique Featuring Tiana’s Gourmet Secrets. The new store offers home goods, apparel, and accessories.
French Market Restaurant
Last month, Disney Parks Blog announced that Tiana’s Palace would be coming to Disneyland in late 2023. Work would begin after the French Market Restaurant’s closure on February 17, 2023.
Well, the day has arrived, much to the disappointment of Disneyland fans who loved the dining location. A fixture of the Park for many years, it featured Cajun-Creole Cuisine, serving up fan-favorites like jambalaya.
The French Market Restaurant will reopen as Tiana’s Palace alongside the Mint Julep Bar. The Bar is a popular location for Guests to get their Mickey beignet fix!
Currently, Disneyland’s App lists the French Market Restaurant as Closed for Refurbishment. Here’s a little refresh on Disney’s plans for Tiana’s Palace.
Peach walls and New Orleans Square’s classic green wrought-iron balconies will bring the restaurant to life. Stylish fixtures are inspired by Tiana’s story and her friends.
Details will be reminiscent of the restaurant seen in The Princess and the Frog. Guests will find authentic New Orleans flavors at the quick-service location.
Tiana’s Palace is not a character dining restaurant, but make sure you look for the Princess around New Orleans Square! Did you know that Disney Imagineers and Disney Animation artists used the French Market Restaurant as inspiration for Tiana’s Palace in the film?
Hopefully, the essence of the original dining location will remain when the new restaurant takes over. Splash Mountain is next on the list when it comes to construction.
Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will open in late 2024 on both the east and west coasts. MickeyBlog will keep you posted as The Princess and the Frog transformation continues at Disneyland Resort!