Anika Noni Rose, the voice of Princess Tiana from The Princess and the Frog, recently shared her thoughts on the possibility of a Princess and the Frog themed restaurant at the Disney parks. Rose says she’s right there with the fans about wanting to see a real-life incarnation of the film’s Tiana’s Palace restaurant realized.
“People keep asking me like I’m in charge of making the restaurant [at Disney],” Rose says with a laugh. “I’m like, ‘One thing at a time!’ But people are excited. That makes me feel good because it’s been 11 years since the movie came out. For people to still have a great, excited, motivated love for Princess Tiana and for the movie is really wonderful.”
First, the parks (Disneyland and Magic Kingdom) need to complete the reimagination of Splash Mountain into The Princess and the Frog. Then guests will hopefully get their desire and Tiana’s Palace will become a reality at the parks.
“I’ve been looking forward to a Tiana’s Palace for years,” she says. “I agree with the fans that it would be great. I have dreams of them partnering with [New Orleans’] Café du Monde on some real deal beignets, having some fantastic shrimp and grits and king cake during Mardi Gras season. And the occasional second line through the joint … Basically all the things I love!”
What do you think about the possibility of a Princess and the Frog themed restaurant at the Disney parks?
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