BREAKING: Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Ride Experience Unveiled On ‘We Call It Imagineering’

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A person, wearing a hat and white shirt, stands in a wooded area surrounded by tall grasses under a blue sky—capturing the essence of what we call imagineering.

BREAKING: Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Ride Experience Unveiled On ‘We Call It Imagineering’

Fresh looks from Tiana’s Bayou Adventure were revealed during the second episode of “We Call It Imagineering.”

During the second episode of the YouTube series, “We Call It Imagineering” Walt Disney Imagineering shared a never-before-seen look at Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.

The episode, focused on how music is created for attractions and entertainment at the Disney Parks, features Imagineers, and a ride with PJ Morton and Walt Disney Imagineering Global Music Executive Tricia Holloway.

Two people, PJ Morton and Tricia Holloway, stand side by side outdoors, smiling and waving at the camera. PJ Morton wears a white jacket and hat, while Tricia Holloway is in a black jacket—a perfect snapshot of the creativity we call imagineering.

PJ Morton, a Grammy-award-winning artist from New Orleans, is heavily featured throughout the episode as he is the musician behind the music of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. Morton composed the attraction’s new song, “Special Spice,” whose title was revealed for the first time in the episode. He was among the first people to ride the attraction, and viewers get a look of Morton as floats down the bayou, declaring, “I wrote that song,” as he passes through a scene.

This is the first time guests have gotten a look at the on-ride experience of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, which opens at Magic Kingdom on June 28.

Tiana can be seen halfway up the first lift hill, and even appears to turn to smile at riders as they pass by.

Person walking down a staircase next to a water flume ride inside a wooden-themed indoor attraction—a perfect example of what we call imagineering.
A group of people sits in a log ride surrounded by beams and decor; the person in front wears a name tag, while another sports a blue cap and glasses. This scene captures the essence of what we call imagineering.

Later, we get a look at Tiana in full adventure mode, hat and all.

A person, wearing a hat and white shirt, stands in a wooded area surrounded by tall grasses under a blue sky—capturing the essence of what we call imagineering.

Eventually, riders come to the famous final drop, formerly into the Briar Patch. The drop has been modified to give a Mardi Gras vibe with yellow and purple lighting.

Two people sit close together on a dark ride. Bright, colorful lights appear ahead of them, illuminating the surrounding darkness—a perfect example of what we call imagineering.

Ultimately, we got a look at the finale, as you arrive safely at Fleur du Bayou to see Tiana and all of her friends.

An illuminated sign reads "Welcome to Fleur du Bayou, Home of Princess Tiana & Prince Naveen" above a vibrant, lively scene with characters celebrating outside a decorated building at night—it's all part of what we call imagineering.

Walt Disney Imagineering also shared a portion of the adventure on their Instagram page:

We also get a behind-the-scenes look at the recording of the music for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, featuring Anika Noni Rose, voice of Tiana, along with New Orleans musicians like Charlie Gabriel and Leah Chase.

This episode also gave us new details about the upcoming Country Bear Musical Jamboree, set open at Magic Kingdom later this year. The first episode of “We Call It Imagineering” revealed a new look at many of the audio-animatronics to be featured in Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.

You can watch episode two in full below:

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