Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Artwork Revealed
More artwork has been revealed for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure! As we previously shared, Splash Mountain at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will both be rethemed to Tiana’s Bayou Adventure in the coming years.
Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will take guests on a musical adventure inspired by the beloved story and characters from the fan-favorite film. Picking up where the film left off, guests will join Princess Tiana, Naveen and jazz-loving alligator Louis on an adventure through the bayou as they prepare to host a one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras celebration where everyone is welcome. Along the way, guests will encounter familiar faces, make new friends and travel through the bayou to original music inspired by songs from the film as they are brought into the next chapter of Tiana’s story.
Costume Designer Ida Muldrow from Disney Live Entertainment revealed Tiana’s new look for the attraction at the ESSENCE Fest. In a panel moderated by Yvette Nicole Brown, the team discussed their meticulous approach to cultivating this all-important aspect of Tiana’s second act.
From researching prevailing trends of the 1920s – the era in which the story takes place – to looking through family archives, the team ensured Tiana’s look was historically accurate and authentic to the character. “Tiana was equally at home in the bayou as she was at a banquet,” Muldrow said. “We wanted her look to reflect that, and be a compliment to the story’s setting.”
Attendees heard about the creative process as well, and the considerations taken in developing a unique hairstyle for Tiana. The team placed emphasis on the versatility of Black women’s hair and its significance to their identity across geographies and generations.
What do you think of Tiana’s look for the updated attraction?
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