Dreams come true in New Orleans Square at Disneyland. Together with Spat Berg‘s transformation to Tiana’s Bayou Adventurean upcoming re-theme inspired by the Walt Disney Animation Studios movie The Princess and the Frog, the Disneyland Resort will reimagine the nearby French Market Restaurant as Tiana’s Palace. Tiana’s Palace, a quick-service restaurant on the park’s New Orleans Square, offers authentic New Orleans flavors and expands current favorites with seasonal flavors, Disneyland announced Thursday. The French Market Restaurant – along with the beloved Mint Julep Bar in the venue’s garden patio – will close on February 17 and reopen later this year as Tiana’s Palace, with the Mint Julep Bar returning.
Just like the hard-working waitress Tiana made her fairy tale come true The Princess and the Frog by transforming an old sugar mill into her dream restaurant, the real Tiana’s Palace will “have much of the same pinch of pizzazz and flair” as the animated film. New concept art, below, shows the restaurant’s exterior and teases an interior where diners will find “elegant fixtures and appointments reminiscent of Tiana’s life and friendships.”
Opened in 1966, Disneyland’s French Market Restaurant currently serves Southern specialties and authentic Cajun Creole dishes, including jambalaya, a slow-roasted Beef Po’Boy sandwich with house-made Cajun chips, and the signature roasted half chicken with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Guests craving Mint Julep Bar’s famous mint juleps and Mickey Mouse fritters can enjoy those favorites when Mint Julep Bar reopens next door to Tiana’s Palace later in 2023.
Tiana’s Palace restaurant joins newly opened bayou boutique Eudora’s Chic Boutique Featuring Tiana’s Gourmet Secrets and the new Tiana’s Bayou Adventuree attraction, opening in 2024, last Princess and the Frog-inspired flourishes to come to the Disneyland Resort.
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