The Princess and the Frog (2009) is coming to Disney Parks with a new attraction, merchandise, and more, and the first new experience inspired by the hit Walt Disney Animation Studios film just opened.
Two years ago, Disney announced that an all-new attraction based on The Princess and the Frog would be replacing Splash Mountain in Frontierland in the Magic Kingdom and in Critter Country, near New Orleans Square at Disneyland Park. Since the initial announcement, we have since learned that Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is set to open in 2024, and Disney has recently begun pushing new lines of The Princess and the Frog merchandise.
Ahead of the attraction’s opening, which is still a long way off as a closing date for Splash Mountain has yet to be announced, a new experience inspired by the story of The Princess and the Frog has already opened up in Disneyland Park.
Eudora’s Chic Boutique Featuring Tiana’s Gourmet Secrets opened today, September 20, 2022, in New Orleans Square offering Guests the opportunity to shop apparel, housewares, and accessories inspired by Tiana’s mother, Eudora. In the animated film, Eudora is a talented dressmaker, so the shop takes the details from the story of The Princess and the Frog further by creating a new immersive shopping experience in Disneyland well ahead of the opening of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.
Theme park reporter Scott Gustin shared initial details and a first look at some photos of Disneyland’s newest shop to Twitter:
Eudora’s Chic Boutique featuring Tiana’s Gourmet Secrets is now open at Disneyland.
The new shop is located in New Orleans Square and is inspired by Princess Tiana’s dressmaker mother Eudora. pic.twitter.com/RfgCvgJA1t
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) September 20, 2022
So far, Disney has not announced any plans to bring a similar shop to Walt Disney World, however, we should note that the Briar Patch (the gift shop currently located at the exit of Splash Mountain) will need to be given a new theme when the ride reopens as Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.
Disneyland’s official description of Eudora’s Chic Boutique Featuring Tiana’s Gourmet Secrets reads:
Down in New Orleans
Following the phenomenal success of her restaurant, Princess Tiana partnered with her dressmaker mother Eudora to open this sublime little shop—a crown jewel of the Crescent City.
From charming housewares and dapper decorations to chic apparel and more, you’ll find the best the Big Easy has to offer right here.
We can’t wait to stop by Eudora’s Chic Boutique in Disneyland, and in the meantime, you can catch us taste-testing beignets on the East Coast at Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts. As always, we will continue to monitor updates on Tiana’s Bayou Adventure and upcoming experiences at Disney Parks and will report back as we know more here on Disney Tips.