Disney reveals when Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will open at Magic Kingdom

BAY LAKE, Fla. — Walt Disney World announced Tuesday when it will open Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Magic Kingdom Park.


Park officials said the new “The Princess and the Frog”-themed attraction -- which will be replacing the iconic Splash Mountain ride -- will open this summer.

The good times will also roll in Anaheim, California, when a version of the ride opens later this year at the original Disneyland Park.

Disney officials described the new attraction’s backstory as one that “digs a little deeper” into Princess Tiana’s story.

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They said park visitors will be transported to a Louisiana bayou, themed with cypress trees and Spanish moss, for a journey “full of music” and “Mama Odie’s magic” in preparation for “a celebration where everyone’s welcome.”

Disney also revealed a first look at Walt Disney Imagineering’s Tiana audio-animatronics figure, which will be featured in the ride. See it below:

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Disney said the attraction will feature an otter, a rabbit, a racoon, a beaver and a turtle as well as songs from the animated film and zydeco music.

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See a map of the park below:

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