It’s been 15 years since lucky Disney fans like myself were first introduced to the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ The Princess and the Frog. It was love at first sight when we first took a trip down the Bayou to meet Tiana and her collection of soulful friends. It was a fusion of musical genius, colorful culture, and a relatable storyline that quickly transformed this re-imagined fairytale into a Disney classic. D23 is celebrating the 15th Anniversary of The Princess and the Frog with a special screening event in, you guessed it, New Orleans! Three different events over two locations have tickets available (on sale today!), all taking place on March 23rd, 2024. Here is everything you need to know:
Celebrating the anniversary of this marvelous modern classic, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club invites you to dig a little deeper and join us as we step into the story of The Princess and the Frog with D23 Down in New Orleans! We’re leaping into the swampland magic of the Big Easy, welcoming fans for an ultimate celebration of this animated film, set against the backdrop of the storied city and cultures which inspired it. This Crescent City confab is a can’t-miss moment for any fan looking to take a delectable taste of what Tiana’s wondrous hometown has cooking!
What’s on the Menu:
- The Princess and the Frog – D23 15th Anniversary Screening Experience: To kick off a fabulous adventure in that ‘South Land city, way down on the river,’ guests can enjoy an exclusive theatrical screening of the animated classic during its anniversary year! This exciting screening experience will feature a specially curated pre-show celebration of the film, featuring a deep-dive into fan-favorite details and much more!
- This screening will be located at AMC Elmwood Palace 20 (1200 Elmwood Park Blvd, Harahan, LA 70123).
- D23 ‘Dreams Do Come True’ Grand Finale at the New Orleans Jazz Museum: ‘Grab somebody, come on down! Bring your paintbrush, we’re painting the town!’ To celebrate the legendary Big Easy, guests will journey on down to the New Orleans Jazz Museum for a grand finale celebration! The New Orleans Jazz Museum is a treasure-trove of history and culture, recounting the conception of jazz in New Orleans and its impact on the world over. In addition to a special reception with access to the Museum, guests can enjoy a few dreams coming true throughout the night—with live New Orleans jazz performances, other musical entertainment, and a few sensational surprises sprinkled throughout.
- This experience will be located at the New Orleans Jazz Museum (400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116).
IMPORTANT NOTE: The times and locations for these unique experiences—both on March 23, 2024—are in different locations, and 10 miles from each other. Transportation between these venues is not included for any ticket types for this experience.
For those wishing to participate in both with The ‘Big Easy’ Ticket, we encourage you to enjoy the sensational sights, sounds, and flavors of New Orleans at your leisure between these two offerings! From touring the real-life landmarks of the city featured in the film, to sampling some genuine Cajun cooking, there’s so much history and culture to discover. You’ll definitely want to take advantage of the time to prepare for what Tiana has cooking for the grand finale!D23 – Learn More
Tickets go on sale today, February 12, 2024, at 10 a.m. PT in the links provided below:
Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.
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