Disney’s new Princess and the Frog ride opens this month

Walt Disney World’s new ride based on the animated film The Princess and the Frog is set to open in two weeks.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will open in Frontierland at Magic Kingdom on Friday, June 28, according to a statement issued by the park.

The ride replaces Splash Mountain, which closed to riders in January 2023 and officially shut down on May 31, 2023.

The new ride will feature multiple enhancements over its predecessor, which opened in the summer of 1989.

Hosted by Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will take place during Mardi Gras season. Actors who lent their voices to the film will also reprise their roles on the ride, including Bruno Campos as Prince Naveen, Michael Leon Wooley as Louis, and Anika Noni Rose as Princess Tiana.

Earlier this year, Disney released video of the newly crafted Tiana animatronic.

Tiana animatronic at Walt Disney World
This Tiana animatronic is one of many that will fill the new ride, which opens on June 28, 2024. (Photo: Walt Disney World)

The role of Mama Odie, a “two-hundred-year-old Bayou Fairy Godmother,” will be voiced by actress Jenifer Lewis.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will also feature a brand new cast of original Disney characters with distinct names and personalities, and dozens of audio-animatronics figures. New, original music will also be scored for the ride, and the “alluring scent of beignets” will be pumped through the attraction’s line.

In addition, the ride will include a thrilling 50-foot drop.

For more information on Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, visit Walt Disney World online.

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