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5 Must-Do’s for ‘Princess and the Frog’ Lovers in WDW Before Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Opens

5 Must-Do's for 'Princess and the Frog' Lovers in WDW Before Tiana's Bayou Adventure Opens Tiana

Walt Disney World saw a bittersweet day on January 23, 2023, when the iconic Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom closed to make way for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. Princess and the Frog will be celebrating its 15th Anniversary by the time the new ride opens in 2024, but if you can’t wait until then to get your Tiana fix, let’s dig a little deeper to see what magical experiences, snacks, and accommodations WDW has to offer for fans of the princess!

Meet Tiana at Princess Fairytale Hall

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As character meet and greets slowly return to the parks, one you can count on is meeting a princess or two at Princess Fairytale Hall just behind Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom.

Tiana can be found hosting her own meet and greet at the hall, donning her classic green gown and typically joined by a visiting princess.

Snack on Beignets

When she’s not hopping around the swampland as a frog, Tiana is best known as an aspiring restaurant owner, best known for making delicious beignets.

While these beignets may not be made by Tiana herself, you can enjoy the popular New Orlean snack at Scat Cat’s Club, located at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort, and some are even served Mickey-shaped!

Festival of Fantasy Parade

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Since 2014, Main Street, U.S.A., has been greeted daily by enchanted princes and princesses, creatures from under the sea, and a fire-breathing maleficent during the Festival of Fantasy parade.

Just after Belle and Beast lead the start of the parade, you can catch Tiana and Naveen dancing to the music on one side of a float that also occupies Anna and Elsa.

Stay at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort

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If you’re looking to live as Tiana does in the Big Easy, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort mimics the down-home vibe and jazzy music scene of New Orleans with its picturesque scenery and NoLa-inspired eats.

And if you’re looking for even more Princess Tiana during your resort stay, be sure to book the Royal Guest Room, where you’ll be greeted by Aladdin’s Magic Carpet, flickering headboards, and portraits of your favorite princesses, including a full-length, framed photo of Tiana.

Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire

Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire is a Castle stage show starring Mickey and his friends as they join some well-known Disney royalty for a show full of singing and dancing.

Along with Rapunzel and Flynn performing “I Have A Dream” with their pals from The Snuggly Duckling and Anna, Elsa, and Olaf coming together for some Frozen classics, you’ll also catch Tiana, Naveen, and Louis jamming out to “Dig A Little Deeper” with Goofy!

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Ashley Amber is a former Disney cast member who rediscovered her love of writing when the 2020 pandemic ended her time making magic. When she's not bringing the magic to The DIS articles, Ashley works as a writer for Happy Productions and a live-blogger at MJ's Big Blog, and previously published over 300 articles with Collider. Ashley also authored a self-published fantasy/romance series of novelettes, and made her poetry debut in 2021's LGBTQIA+ anthology Deviant: Chronicles of Pride by InkFeathers Publishing. As a former pro ballroom dancer, when she's not writing, you can find Ashley on Youtube and TikTok where she posts dance videos featuring her own choreography and tutorials.


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