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Tiana’s Palace Restaurant Set to Open in Disneyland Park on September 7, 2023 

Kelsey Lynch, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort

by , Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort

Laissez les bon temps rouler! We’re pleased to announce that the official opening date of Tiana’s Palace restaurant in Disneyland park is September 7, 2023! This reimagined quick-service style restaurant is inspired by the one Princess Tiana created in the beloved Walt Disney Animation Studios film, “The Princess and the Frog.”

The Tiana’s Palace restaurant opening will mark the next step in bringing more of Princess Tiana’s stories to life in New Orleans Square, which began with Eudora’s Chic Boutique featuring Tiana’s Gourmet Secrets last year and will continue with the opening of the Tiana’s Bayou Adventure attraction in 2024. We are so thrilled to expand upon Princess Tiana’s story, pay homage to the cuisine of the Crescent City, and welcome guests into Tiana’s Palace in just a few short weeks!

Artist Rendering of Tiana’s Palace Coming to Disneyland Park

There will be so many elegant yet subtle details throughout the restaurant that offer fun hints at Tiana’s rich past in New Orleans. Below the lit marquee that reads “Tiana’s Palace” hanging above a metallic gold balcony, is an emerald green wrought iron railing and awnings dyed in yellow and green, reminiscent of Tiana’s beautiful formal ball gown. You will be surrounded by the colors of Mardi Gras as you sit at yellow tabletops, on warm vanilla-colored chairs with green seats, in the shade of yellow and green umbrellas. 

Disney Imagineers also took inspiration from the film for the interior of the restaurant, which includes a large mural of the bayou. You will also see other references to Tiana’s story – lilies represented on numerous signs, plaques and light fixtures, frog porcelains, cookbooks Tiana has collected on little shelves, and her father’s favorite gumbo spoon proudly on display. You’ll also want to keep an eye out for the letters from her father and neighbors on display, alongside a childhood photo of Tiana. 

Did you know? The design of Tiana’s Palace from the Disney Animation film “The Princess and the Frog” was actually inspired by the French Market Restaurant – the former restaurant in this space – in New Orleans Square at Disneyland park. In the film, Disney Animation artists added a wheelhouse and two smokestacks to give Tiana’s restaurant an iconic silhouette, so when the time came to bring Tiana’s Palace to life at Disneyland, Disney Imagineers made those same additions to create the real Tiana’s Palace, making this a full circle moment!

We are so excited to welcome you soon to see this exciting transformation, as well as mark the return of the Mint Julep Bar! At Tiana’s Palace, you can enjoy new menu items that represent Tiana’s story and honor the flavors and flair of New Orleans, with an effort to source some ingredients directly from the state of Louisiana when possible. Plus, you’ll now be able to mobile order these new dishes on the Disneyland app* when the location opens. Stay tuned for a first look of the full menu, coming soon to Disney Eats

We look forward to welcoming you to Tiana’s Palace in New Orleans Square beginning Sept. 7! 


Both Theme Park reservations and valid admission for the same Park on the same day are required for Park entry.

*Message, data and roaming rates may apply for the use of the Disneyland app. Availability subject to handset limitations and features may vary by handset or service provider. Coverage and app stores not available everywhere. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first.

Comments

  • There will be even more of Tiana to come to New Orleans Square? Why? Over compensating?
    Originally NO Square was an attempt made to be fairly accurate mini rendition of old NO. This makes it all cartoonish. French Market which was represented in NO Square is the oldest Market in that City.
    Oh well, hopefully the food is great.

  • I wonder when this will make its way to Disney World? I’m too far away to enjoy it at Disneyland but I hope everyone who is close by or travels there enjoys it a lot! at Disneyland but I hope everyone who is close by or travels there enjoys it a lot!

  • I was very disappointed on my last visit to learn that my favorite steak gumbo was no longer offered. I hope it will return at Tiana’s Palace!

  • It would be nice if everyone dresses nicely like those in the picture, but no, we’ll get loads of track suits and singlets – and those are just the women!

  • will reservations be available for tiana’s palace? can’t wait !! i’ve been waiting since 2009 for this moment 😭

  • @Ivana: It’s a quick service restaurant, so no reservations are required.

  • How can we place reservations?

  • @Ivana: Probably never. It’s a Quick Service restaurant, not a sit down! 🙂

  • When are reservations available?

  • It says quick service so you won’t have to worry about reservations. Just long lines or order early for lunch with mobile ordering.

  • When can you start making dining reservations for this restaurant via the app?

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