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JUST ANNOUNCED - Tiana's Bayou Adventure opens at Walt Disney World in Summer 2024!

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, the much-awaited new attraction set to replace the beloved Splash Mountain, will open this summer at Walt Disney World!

JUST ANNOUNCED - Tiana's Bayou Adventure opens at Walt Disney World in Summer 2024!

We are now closer than ever to the opening Tiana’s Bayou Adventure this summer here in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort, and as construction continues at a fast pace with construction milestones flying by, Walt Disney World has revealed that Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will open at Magic Kingdom this summer, 2024.

Walt Disney World made the announcement this morning, Tuesday, February 13, 2024.

The park has also given us a little more insight as to what to expect when the highly anticipated ride opens...

JUST ANNOUNCED - Tiana's Bayou Adventure opens at Walt Disney World in Summer 2024!

Here are five things everyone will get to experience when the ride opens

1. Dozens of New Audio-Animatronics Figures

You already know that no one does Audio-Animatronics figures like Disney does, and here’s a first look!

In addition to seeing Tiana in her adventure outfit, there will be a bunch of familiar faces and new friends that will fill up the bayou with their unique personalities.

2. Bands in the Bayou

Speaking of new friends: the bayou will be getting a whole swampful of new neighbors with friendly critters joining the adventure with Tiana. Not only are they musically talented, but they’re also resourceful – they built their own instruments from natural materials they found in the bayou.

3. Music from The Big Easy

There’s a lot to enjoy about New Orleans, and within the new ride we can expect all the jazz, zydeco music and more of Nawlins. Disney have been collaborating with industry legends PJ Morton and Terence Blanchard on new original music for the ride, alongside some of the tunes from the Walt Disney Animation Studios film “The Princess and the Frog.”

4. The Return of the Drop

Is there anything better in the summer than a stomach-swooping drop that ends with a cool wave of water? (Well, maybe one of Tiana’s beignets!) We can't wait to ride a log down that 50-foot drop again as part of an all-new story to love...

5. More Tiana

This ride will be all about Tiana after she made her own dreams come true and how we all have the potential to make our dreams a reality.

In Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, she’s throwing a festive party during Mardi Gras season to thank her family, friends and the entire community for all the support they’ve given her as a successful business owner; it’s incredibly special that we get to celebrate with her.

JUST ANNOUNCED - Tiana's Bayou Adventure opens at Walt Disney World in Summer 2024!

Here is more of what we can expect when Tian opens in summer 2024!

The story will pick up where the film left off as guests join Princess Tiana and jazz-loving alligator Louis on an adventure down the bayou as they prepare to host a one-of-a-kind celebration during Mardi Gras season where everyone is welcome.

The enchantment of the bayou will illuminate with a celebration during Mardi Gras season hosted by Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen. And Disney have revealed that Mama Odie will reprise her role as the catalyst to that magic.

Mama Odie jokes 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.

Legendary actress Jenifer Lewis, who starred as the voice of Mama Odie in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “The Princess and the Frog, is once again returning to her role for the attraction. Mama Odie joins a cast of friends – familiar and new – in Princess Tiana’s debut attraction. including a band of newly introduced critters that will provide some of the soundtrack to your journey.

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JUST ANNOUNCED - Tiana's Bayou Adventure opens at Walt Disney World in Summer 2024!

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