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More Details announced for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure - New Music, New Animatronics and New Characters!

JUST REVEALED! Tiana's Bayou Adventure music will feature collaborations with Grammy Award-winning artists PJ Morton and Terence Blanchard! Plus, details on the all-new Audio-Animatronics characters from Walt Disney Imagineering!!


Tiana's Bayou Adventure

Disney's Imagineering project team continues to draw inspiration from the city of New Orleans for the upcoming attraction, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.


Disney have announced that they are collaborating with award-winning artists PJ Morton and Terence Blanchard on the music guests will hear as part of this new adventure coming to Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.


There will be a new original song composed by PJ Morton and new renditions of fan favorite music from the Walt Disney Animation Studios hit film, “The Princess and the Frog.”


Tiana's Bayou Adventure

Both PJ and Terence are well decorated across music genres with four-time Grammy-winner PJ recently celebrating six straight years of Grammy nominations as an independent artist and Terence having won seven Grammy awards for his own discography and trumpeting expertise. Terence also played all of Louis the Alligator’s trumpet parts in “The Princess and the Frog,” so you can only imagine how delighted we were that he was returning to work on this project.


As a token of their gratitude, Disney presented them both with artist interpretations featuring each musician with a critter guests will meet on Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.


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PJ Morton is writing, arranging and producing the original song for the attraction. He is performing on and producing the sessions in New Orleans of all-new arrangements of the song, as well as songs from “The Princess and the Frog” within the attraction.


Terence Blanchard is helming music arrangement for the attraction’s queue. Terence is working with Disney to select songs from “The Princess and the Frog,” as well as iconic themes from New Orleans. Just like Tiana’s recipes, the music will combine a medley of instrumental ingredients to cook up something worth savoring.


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The music will borrow from several musical styles that either originated or took up permanent residence in New Orleans.


Some of the brand-new Audio-Animatronics figures will bring the invigorating sounds of New Orleans to life.


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Take this new rendering of Prince Naveen’s brother, Ralphie, for example. It’s a scene you commonly see in New Orleans: the joie de vivre influencing his every movement as he jams to the beat of his songful soul. Or this band of friendly crittersplaying joyful Zydeco-style music.



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With the power of New Orleans music, Disney have made it a priority to properly represent all aspects of the city’s culture throughout the attraction. This is why we’ve leaned on so many local voices to help bring Tiana’s story to life.


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Imagineers often dive deep into projects to help inspire their work and Disney have commissioned four pieces from New Orleans artist, Sharika Mahdi, to aid the creative process by adding a local’s perspective.


Born and raised in New Orleans, Sharika paints with a colorful and free-flowing style. Sharika’s pieces for our project have featured Tiana and friends, a jazz club scene joined by a band of frogs and even Mama Odie and her “seeing eye snake,” Juju.


Tiana’s Bayou Adventure opens at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort next year.


Tiana's Bayou Adventure

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