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New Storyline Details Revealed for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

Kevin Rafferty, Jr.

by , Communications, WDI

At a young age, Tiana developed a deep passion for cooking, and began to dream of one day owning her own business. Her father, James, taught her that good food brings folks together. One of the most exciting parts of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is that we’re going to see where Tiana’s life has taken her following the success of Tiana’s Palace, a restaurant she had dreamed of owning and worked so hard to make come true.

Walt Disney Imagineering is creating an original, next chapter story for Tiana. Within the attraction queue, guests will discover that she continues to grow her business with Tiana’s Foods – an employee-owned cooperative. Combining her talents with those of the local community, Tiana has transformed an aging salt mine and built a beloved brand.

Tiana family photo in front of new Tiana's Foods water tower

The endeavor began when Tiana purchased the salt mine and the area surrounding the large salt dome it operated from. With the help of her mother Eudora, Naveen, Louis and fellow owners of the cooperative, Tiana revived the old salt mine and the surrounding land, growing a wide array of vegetables, herbs and spices for her recipes.

This multi-faceted enterprise has turned the aging salt mine into a space that has come alive. Complete with a boutique farm and both a working and teaching kitchen, Tiana’s Foods is where Tiana and her colleagues create all sorts of new products that they are bringing to the world, including a line of original hot sauces.

Tiana's Foods Original Hot Sauce Label Logo

Tiana wants to give a big thanks to her family and friends and the entire community for all the support they’ve given her by throwing an amazing party during Mardi Gras season. When it turns out there’s been a bit of a mix-up with the party preparations, Tiana invites us to meet her at Tiana’s Foods to help with the missing ingredient for the party.

When we arrive, we may see that Tiana spruced up the company’s facilities with vibrant art from local artists. Food for the party is being prepared and beignets are being loaded into crates for the celebration. All kinds of preparations are underway for the journey into the bayou with Tiana, along with new and familiar friends from the animated film.

Picking up where that story left off, Tiana continues bringing people together with Tiana’s Foods, another treasured meeting place to spend time together and celebrate a diverse community. Tiana is also working with cooperative members to teach gardening and cooking to children of all ages, and inspiring other women to run successful businesses as the brand grows nationwide.

Continue following along with the Disney Parks Blog for updates relating to Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, as it makes its way to Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort in 2024.


  • I also hope include Dr. Facilier and his friends on the other side villain hope to involve for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure include song “Friends on the other side” are you ready? With huge cloudy smoke towards guests on ride for both Disneyland and Walt Disney World I hope for too.

  • 😞 I’ll miss Splash. 💔

  • So where do the “drops” fit in to this boring ride?? Since there won’t be any more “splash” are we gonna get “dusted” with powdered sugar instead?

  • This is part of the BACK STORY folks NOT about the actual ride !!
    I’m sure WDI aren’t going to throw away the construction of Splash Mountain. I mean it even has the same initials, Splash Mountain = Salt Mine?

  • Has it ever occurred to anyone that there could still be “magical” elements during the actual ride experience?

    For one thing, it has already been confirmed that Mama Odie will be in the ride.
    Plus, there could be other things that Disney is trying to keep secret.

  • Come On Please Calm down. Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will be a great ride. Give This ride a chance to be a great ride. I love Tiana’s Bayou Adventure!

  • Everyone really needs to calm down, if you notice, this blog post is describing the backstory and queue line, *not* the actual ride experience.

    So far, Disney has kept the actual ride experience largely underwraps.

  • @Michael
    January 23 was the closing date for Splash Mountain in Florida. Splash Mountain in Disneyland (in California) is currently still open.
    This blog is about all Disney parks, not just Walt Disney World parks.

  • I love the reference to the salt domes of Avery Island and the research into the history of hot sauce in Louisiana. The imagineers have done a truly wonderful job with their research of Louisiana and I can’t wait for opening day!

  • Teaching kitchen? I hope this part is real! My kid would absolutely love a cooking class at Disney!

  • This will be was wonderful as every Disney attraction and food service. Looking forward to every magical trip! 😃

  • I’m upset about Splash leaving. However, I understand that change is going to happen. I really wanted to get excited for Tiana but this back story is actually very odd. How are kids going to understand this story? “Cooperative”, “multi-facited enterprise”, “boutique farm”…not many people can relate to this story and what is with all the business lingo? I am so confused as to how this fits. Why did Disney make up a new story? They could have used the princess and the frog story?

  • Splash mountain closed on January 23rd

  • This sounds like a lot of fun! Can’t wait to ride!

  • Sounds boring. Really would prefer a race through the bayou to avoid the shadow man including cool jazz music.

  • Any word on when Splash Mountain closes at Disneyland?

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