We can hardly contain our excitement! Disney has just released a new scene and brand-new characters that will join Princess Tiana and Louis for its latest attraction that honors its first Black princess and New Orleans. 

The new scene features fireflies that will light up the night to help you “dig a little deeper” once Tiana’s Bayou Adventure opens in 2024. If you know anything about that music-loving Alligator Louis, then you know there’s nothing he loves more than showing off New Orleans’ musical culture. 

Travel Noire has learned that what you can’t hear in the new scene it unveiled is that the music you will listen to is the beautiful zydeco music that will fill the air. 

“Zydeco is a special blend of rhythm and blues that was born in Louisiana, and when you hear it, you’ll feel like you’ve truly stepped into Tiana’s world,” said Carmen Smith, Executive Creative Director for Walt Disney Imagineering.

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But we’re not just being introduced to new music but also new characters.

Tiana has made some friends along the way, including a band of adorable critters, including an otter, rabbit, raccoon, beaver, turtle, and more! We know what more friends mean, right?  New music and band members?  We can only hope!

Picking Up Where Princess Tiana Left Off

What we know about Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is the attraction takes its riders on a journey where the story left off in Disney’s hit film “The Princess and the Frog.”

Disney announced during Essence Fest 2022 that its iconic Splash Mountain attractions will be transformed into a musical journey with Tiana and Friends. The reimagined attraction called Tiana’s Bayou Attraction is expected to appear inside Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland Park in Anaheim.

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Goodbye Splash Mountain

As Disney prepares for the next phase of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, Splash Mountain at Walt Disney will close down permanently as it’s being reimagined to celebrate The Big Easy.

The iconic log flume ride will take its final wet plunge at the beginning of the year as it officially closes on Jan. 23, 2022.