Tiana's Bayou Adventure Construction Update June 23 2024

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Construction Update – June 23, 2024

Work continues to move forward on Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Disneyland. While the attraction is set to open before the end of the month in Florida, Disneyland’s version won’t be opening until later this year. When it does, guests will get to float through a musical adventure with Princess Tiana, Naveen, Louis, Mama Odie, and other new critter friends!

On Sunday, June 23, 2024, the Daps Magic team stopped by Tiana’s Bayou Adventure to see the progress that is happening on the attraction. It really is getting exciting to see this attraction come together. Trees have grown up, roofing is being put on, sometimes the flume has water and logs in it. It is getting easier and easier to imagine what this area of the park will look like when the attraction is completed. Below is a look at the progress that is being made as of this last weekend on the attraction. Take a look at it and then share what you think about it in the comments below!

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will “dig a little deeper” into the story of Princess Tiana after the events of The Princess and the Frog. Now it is Mardi Gras season at Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. The bayou will light up for a journey that promises to be full of music, Mama Odie’s magic, and a bunch of new friends. All of this comes together in preparation for a celebration that everyone is welcome to.

As is true in the movie and New Orleans, music is a central part of this experience. As guests experience this attraction, they will enjoy music that comes to life with the help of some adorable critters who are singing and playing instruments made of natural materials found in the bayou. Some of these new friends will include an otter, a rabbit, a raccoon, a beaver, a turtle, and others. The music they bring to life will use a variety of spirited stylings to turn the bayou into a party that includes zydeco and other types of music that are authentic to the region around New Orleans. There will be some favorite songs from the movie along with new, original music that was created in collaboration with award-winning artists PJ Morton and Terence Blanchard.

Critters won’t be the only ones bringing music to the bayou, however. Guests on Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will hear some familiar voices returning from the movie. This includes Bruno Campos as Prince Naveen, Jenifer Lewis as Mama Odie, Michael Leon Wooley as Louis and the one and only Anika Noni Rose as Princess Tiana.

Throughout the attraction, guests will be floating through cypress trees and Spanish moss in this beautiful Louisiana bayou, they will see some familiar faces as well. These will be brought to life through entirely new Audio-Animatronics figures that were created entirely for this attraction. Guests will see Princess Tiana, Louis, Mama Odie, Eudora, Charlotte, Prince Ralphie, Prince Naveen, and others!

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will also be highlighting the authentic New Orleans artistry throughout the attraction as well. There will be artwork from Louisiana artist Malaika Favorite found throughout the queue. There will also be an original metalwork weathervane from third-generation master blacksmith, Darryl Reeves and his apprentice, Karina Roca. New Orleans artist Sharika Mahdi’s artworks has also been inspiring the attraction from the very beginning. Guests will also get the sweet aroma of beignets frying as they stroll through the attraction queue, reminiscent of a stroll through the French Quarter.

At the end of the day, Tiana’s story is all about reminding everyone that they have the potential to make dreams into a reality. This is a new attraction that has been created by Imagineers, Disney Animation artists, Cast Members, and Louisiana artisans all coming together to create a magical experience. With Walt Disney World Resort’s version of the attraction set to officially open on June 28th, there is lots to look forward to when Disneyland Resort’s version opens later this year.

Are you excited about the progress being made on Tiana’s Bayou Adventure? What are you most excited about with this attraction? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!