Princess Tiana Is Headed To EPCOT Ahead Of Splash Mountain Retheme

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Princess Tiana cookware at EPCOT food and wine festival.

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Princess Tiana will make her mark on Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort in late 2024 when Splash Mountain will reopen as Tiana’s Bayou Adventure!

An official poster announcing Tiana's Bayou Adventure, opening late 2024.
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Disney first announced that Splash Mountain would be rethemed to Princess and the Frog (2009) in 2020, but details about the redesign have been sparse. Last month, Anika Noni Rose, the voice of Princess Tiani, leaked that the newly reimagined Splash Mountain will open in 2024, which Disney refused to confirm at the time.

Disney confirmed Rose’s information at the Essence of Culture Festival in New Orleans. Splash Mountain, currently themed after the controversial and widely banned Song of the South (1946), will reopen as Tiana’s Bayou Adventure in late 2024 at Disneyland Park and Magic Kingdom!

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Now, Princess Tiana is leaving New Orleans for the EPCOT for International Food & Wine Festival. From Disney Parks Blog:

In the Walt Disney Animation Studios film, “The Princess and the Frog,” Princess Tiana captured the hearts and stomachs of New Orleans with her freshly baked beignets and perfectly spiced southern gumbo. Now you can be inspired by Princess Tiana through a whimsical array of Tiana-themed kitchenware and apparel that is joining the lineup of dedicated merchandise collections at this year’s EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE. 

The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival Princess Tiana Collection, which will begin to debut with the festival on July 14, features illustrations inspired by Tiana’s story and complimentary shades of lily-pad green and lilac. Whether you’re a world-class restaurant owner like Princess Tiana or a home chef ready to tackle a new cooking project, the collection is bound to bring the magic of the festival and Tiana into your kitchen. 

New EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival Merchandise Collections
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Princess Tiana’s cookware collection will debut alongside festival-exclusive merchandise and apparel inspired by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Figment, Remy, and more. Some EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival merchandise will be available on shopDisney later this fall.

Are you excited to celebrate Princess Tiana at EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival? 

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