The progress being made on the new Tiana’s Palace Restaurant in New Orleans Square is beginning to take shape ahead of this quick service restaurant’s opening later this year. Today, Disney shared a look at what part of this new restaurant will look like when it opens when it unveiled the wheelhouse, marquee, and smokestacks on the roof. The new additions are a bright and beautiful addition to the area.
This milestone in the transformation of the French Market into Tiana’s Palace comes just months after it began. It also brings to life Tiana’s story in New Orleans Square even more ahead of her attraction, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, opens in 2024. Already, Eudora’s Chic Boutique Featuring Tiana’s Gourmet Secrets is open in New Orleans Square. It opened last year.
Earlier this year, Disney shared the following description of Tiana’s Palace:
Tiana’s Palace will be the newest restaurant on Orleans Street. Within its peach-colored walls and fancy green wrought-iron balconies, you’ll find elegant fixtures and appointments reminiscent of Tiana’s life and friendships. The new Tiana’s Palace will have much of the same pinch of pizzazz and flair as the restaurant from the film, offering authentic New Orleans flavors inspired by Tiana’s friends and adventures in this quick-service style restaurant. While Tiana’s Palace is not a character dining location, guests may find Tiana in New Orleans Square.
The menu at Tiana’s Palace will expand on many of the current favorites served in the location, explore seasonal flavors and, of course, offer some New Orleans classics. Tiana’s Palace is sure to be a gathering place for friends and family to enjoy great food and celebrate together, just like Tiana and her father James dreamed of.
Disney Imagineers are partnering with Disney Animation artists from the original film to bring this story to life at Disneyland park. In fact, the film designers took inspiration from the exterior of the original French Market Restaurant in New Orleans Square when designing Tiana’s Palace for the movie, so this is a long-dreamt homecoming.
What do you think of this milestone as Tiana’s Palace gets closer to opening at Disneyland? Are you excited to dine there? What are you most looking forward to at this location? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!