The D23 Expo takes place in early September and the panel will give a behind-the-scenes look at Tiana’s Bayou Adventure!
Disney’s D23 Expo will be held at Anaheim Convention Center on September 9th through 11th. Attendees will be able to explore the Disney Parks Wonderful World of Dreams pavilion and step right into the new stories, attractions and adventures Disney Imagineers are bringing to life around the globe. There will be behind-the-scenes glimpses of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, the transformation of EPCOT, new Frozen-themed experiences, Disney Cruise Line, live entertainment and more to explore at the pavilion.
The attraction will feature an all-new adventure immersing Disney Parks guests in a reimagined version of Princess Tiana’s world. Beginning in 2024, guests at Magic Kingdom Park in Florida and Disneyland Park in California will have the opportunity to experience the magic, inspired by the rich culture, art and history of the New Orleans community. The announcement was shared during ESSENCE Fest, where a panel of Imagineers discussed how the region’s culture inspired the attraction before guests were treated to a musical performance by the voice of Mama Odie, Jenifer Lewis. We hope to learn more at D23 Expo.
Walt Disney Imagineers have been frequent travelers to Louisiana while conducting extensive research to ensure Tiana’s Bayou Adventure preserves the heart and soul of the city that inspired Princess Tiana’s story. From exploring the French Market and the bayou, to consulting with academics, chefs, musicians and cultural institutions, Imagineers have received inspiration from all over the region and learned from local experts along the way.
Guests are in for a true treat with local flavor when Tiana’s Bayou Adventure opens in late 2024. As Charita Carter shared, “in many ways, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is a love letter to New Orleans. Like the musical city that inspired this attraction, Tiana’s second act is about a community working in harmony to achieve something extraordinary. She reminds us of an immutable truth we can all relate to: ‘if you do your best each and every day, good things are sure to come your way.’ And that’s a melody we can all sing along to!”
We’ll continue to post updates from D23 Expo this year!
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