New Tiana’s Bayou Adventure story details revealed
Walt Disney Imagineering has revealed new details about the Tiana’s Bayou Adventure story for the re-imagined attraction coming to Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort in 2024.
Last year, we reported that the upcoming attraction based on “The Princess and the Frog” would take guests to Louisiana during carnival season as Princess Tiana and Louis the alligator prepare to host a one-of-a-kind celebration for the people of New Orleans, but we now know, how the attraction will show us how Tiana’s story unfolds after the movie ends.
In ”The Princess and the Frog,” Tiana dreams of owning her own business – and at the end of the movie, she opens Tiana’s Palace – so Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will show us what Tiana’s life has been like following her success.
“Walt Disney Imagineering is creating an original, next chapter story for Tiana,” wrote WDI’s Kevin Rafferty, Jr. in the Disney Parks Blog. “Within the attraction queue, guests will discover that she continues to grow her business with Tiana’s Foods – an employee-owned cooperative. Combining her talents with those of the local community, Tiana has transformed an aging salt mine and built a beloved brand.”
The Tiana’s Bayou Adventure story explains that Tiana purchased the mine, and with the help of her mother Eudora, Naveen, Louis, and fellow co-op owners, revived the mine and surrounding land to create a farm to grow vegetables, herbs, and spices for her recipes; a boutique; and both a working and teaching kitchen. Plus, through Tiana’s Foods, she creates new products, including a line of original hot sauces.
“Tiana continues bringing people together with Tiana’s Foods, another treasured meeting place to spend time together and celebrate a diverse community,” Rafferty Jr. explains. “Tiana is also working with cooperative members to teach gardening and cooking to children of all ages, and inspiring other women to run successful businesses as the brand grows nationwide.”
To thank her family, friends, and community for all the support they’ve given her, Tiana plans to throw a big Mardi Gras party. As guests enter the attraction, they’ll notice preparations are already underway for the celebration – the place has been decorated with artwork from local artists, food for the party is being prepared, and Tiana’s famous beignets are being loaded into crates.
However, there’s been “a bit of a mix–up” with the party preparations, so Tiana invites us to meet her at Tiana’s Foods to join her – along with new characters and familiar friends from the animated movie – on a journey into the bayou to help find the missing ingredient for the party.
Also coming to Disneyland Park in 2024 is the new Tiana’s Palace restaurant, which will take over the current French market in New Orleans Square.
Check out our video of the Tiana’s Bayou Adventure model that was on display at D23 Expo 2022:
So let me get this straight.
1. It is still a log flume ride.
2. It is no longer colorful swamp creatures playing and having fun.
3. Instead, we get to see folks from the neighborhood working for a benevolent “boss” to restore a salt mine, and working to expand her empire.
All I can say at this point is, “HHMMM, where have I heard this story before?”
That storyline is absolutely lame! Just have a cute cartoon story.. I don’t need a message on how to grow foods from a salt mine. Just a cartoon Epcot type living with the land. And where does the Log Flume come into the story? A wrong turn on our way to harvest lettuce?