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BREAKING: Disney announces the name of new “Princess and the Frog” ride to replace Splash Mountain & gives more info about the opening date!

We’ve been anticipating the reimagining of the Splash Mountain attraction at Walt Disney World and Disneyland, and today, we’ve got more exciting news to share about the all-new experience that was first announced in the summer of 2020.

Disney Splash Mountain makeover: New 'Princess and the Frog' details

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Today, we’ve learned that Disney reportedly announced details about the new attraction during the ESSENCE Festival of Culture 2022.

According to reports about details announced at the ESSENCE Festival, the new name of the Princess and the Frog-themed attraction will be “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.” Finally, we know what to call the new experience, rather than only referring to it as the “Princess and the Frog-themed version of Splash Mountain.”

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We have also learned that Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is projected to open to Guests at both the Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort sometime during late 2024, according to ITM.

Princess Tiana waits on Splash Mountain reimaging

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In June 2020, when the reimagining of the attraction was first announced by Disney Parks, Disney Parks Blog had this to say about the new experience:

The theme is inspired by an all-time favorite animated Disney film, “The Princess and the Frog.” We pick up this story after the final kiss, and join Princess Tiana and Louis on a musical adventure – featuring some of the powerful music from the film – as they prepare for their first-ever Mardi Gras performance.

Tiana is a modern, courageous, and empowered woman, who pursues her dreams and never loses sight of what’s really important. It’s a great story with a strong lead character, set against the backdrop of New Orleans and the Louisiana bayou. In 1966, Walt himself opened New Orleans Square when it became the first new “land” added to Disneyland Park, so it feels natural to link the story and the incredible music of “The Princess and the Frog” to our parks.

It remains to be seen how Disney will choose to tell the exciting story of “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure!” We will keep you updated as more details are announced about this new experience at Disney World and Disneyland!

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!