Disney Reveals New Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Merchandise!

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A vibrant, colorful illustration showing children watching in awe as a joyful, animated marshmallow character performs on stage, surrounded by glowing lights and a magical "Tiana's Bayou Adventure" ambiance.

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In the summer of 2020 — while the world was dealing with the deadly COVID-19 pandemic and Disney theme parks around the world remained shuttered — Disney shocked fans everywhere when it announced the closure of its iconic attraction, Splash Mountain. Splash Mountain had been a staple at the Disneyland Resort since 1989 and at Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom Park since 1992. Fans were shocked and saddened to hear about the massive closure.

Splash Mountain at Disneyland
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From the beginning, we knew that Splash Mountain would be getting a complete makeover and would be rethemed to Disney’s hit 2009 film, The Princess and the Frog. Then, in 2021, Disney revealed some concept artwork for the new attraction and, in 2022, they announced at ESSENCE Fest that the attraction would be called Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.

Tiana's Bayou Adventure Concept Art
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Despite the intense backlash, Disney has moved full steam ahead on turning Splash Mountain into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. The brand-new ride is set to open THIS SUMMER at the Magic Kingdom and later this year at Disneyland Park. Disney Imagineers have given us a sneak peek at the new and stunning animatronics that will be at the heart of the ride. They have also shared the storyline that guests will travel through.

And now, we have a sneak peek at some new merchandise guests will be able to purchase once the attraction opens!

The image shows what Tiana's Bayou Adventure will look like at Magic Kingdom after the Splash Mountain retheme is complete.
Credit: Disney

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WDW Ambassadors recently attended the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., where they celebrated the upcoming opening of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. Disney featured Tiana riding in a carriage, surrounded by gorgeous flowers, and even a jazz band blasting some incredible music!

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And while enjoying the festivities, the WDW Ambassador was wearing an adorable pair of Minnie ears featuring a Tiana’s Bayou Adventure design! This is the first time that we have seen any merchandise for the new Princess and the Frog attraction!

Tiana's Bayou Adventure Minnie Ears
Credit: WDW Ambassador Instagram

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And here is an even closer look at the ears that were shared on WDW Ambassador’s Instagram stories! They feature the ride logo and everyone’s favorite trumpet-playing gator, Louis! An absolutely incredible Louis animatronic will also be featured in the new attraction when it opens this summer.

A joyful woman wearing Mickey Mouse ears that feature Tiana's Bayou Adventure merchandise smiles brightly at the camera.
Credit: WDW Ambassador Instagram

At this time, Disney has not given the exact date when Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will open in the Magic Kingdom or at Disneyland Park. However, there is a ton of speculation that the new ride will open at the Magic Kingdom around June 10. That day, every other theme park — EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom — will have a ton of new things opening. It is also the same day that a new nighttime show will premiere at Disney Springs.

Inside the Magic will keep readers updated as we learn more about Tiana’s Bayou Adventure!

Are you excited for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure to open this summer? Let us know in the comments!

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