Disneyland has announced that Tiana’s Palace, the reimagined quick-service style restaurant inspired by the eatery Princess Tiana brought to life in the beloved Walt Disney Animation Studios film, The Princess and the Frog, will begin welcoming guests on September 7, 2023! The Mint Julep Bar will also return on this date!
More information was also shared regarding the decor of the space as Disneyland continues to work on expanding Tiana’s story within New Orleans Square.
There will be so many elegant yet subtle details throughout the restaurant that offer fun hints at Tiana’s rich past in New Orleans. Below the lit marquee that reads ‘Tiana’s Palace’ hanging above a metallic gold balcony, is an emerald green wrought iron railing and awnings dyed in yellow and green, reminiscent of Tiana’s beautiful formal ball gown. You will be surrounded by the colors of Mardi Gras as you sit at yellow tabletops, on warm vanilla-colored chairs with green seats, in the shade of yellow and green umbrellas.Disney Parks Blog
Disney Imagineers also took inspiration from the film for the interior of the restaurant, which includes a large mural of the bayou. You will also see other references to Tiana’s story – lilies represented on numerous signs, plaques and light fixtures, frog porcelains, cookbooks Tiana has collected on little shelves, and her father’s favorite gumbo spoon proudly on display. You’ll also want to keep an eye out for the letters from her father and neighbors on display, alongside a childhood photo of Tiana.Disney Parks Blog
Disney says new menu items will “represent Tiana’s story and honor the flavors and flair of New Orleans, with an effort to source some ingredients directly from the state of Louisiana when possible.” In addition, guests will be able to utilize mobile order in the Disneyland app when the dining location opens.
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