Disney announced the news on Friday, saying this new name is a process to replace the original inspiration of the rides, and change it from the controversial film “Song of the South” with the 2009 film “The Princess and the Frog”.
Even though the original ride is still open to the public, the amusement park mentioned that the remodel will take place next year and the new rides will debut in “late 2024”.
The Disney Parks YouTube channel shared a video of Charita Carter, executive producer of relevancy activations at Walt Disney Imagineering, traveling to New Orleans. Throughout the clip, she mentions the Big Easy’s influence on the ride.
“In many ways, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is a love letter to New Orleans”, she also wrote on a blog. “Like a musical city that inspired this attraction, Tiana’s second act is about a community working in harmony to achieve something extraordinary”-
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