How to Ride Tiana’s Bayou Adventure During Passholder Previews WITHOUT a Magic Kingdom Park Pass

By admin May17,2024

If you’re hoping to explore the bayou with Tiana and her friends in Magic Kingdom this summer, you’ll want to keep on reading!

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure in Magic Kingdom

We’ve waited for what seems like FOREVER for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure to open at Disney World, and now, we’re ALMOST THERE. In June 2020, Disney announced that the water-based ride Splash Mountain would close to be rethemed into an attraction inspired by the Disney animated film, The Princess and the Frog. Disney has shared that Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will pick up the story of The Princess and the Frog “after the final kiss, and join Princess Tiana and Louis on a musical adventure – featuring some of the powerful music from the film – as they prepare for their first-ever Mardi Gras performance.”

Disney recently shared that Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will officially open to all visitors on June 28th, 2024. Before that though, previews of the ride will be available for select groups of folks — including Annual Passholders! These will be taking place on June 13th, 14th, 16th, 17th, 18th, and 20th!

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

So, Annual Passholders needed to make a park reservation at Magic Kingdom on one of the preview dates to have the opportunity to join the 7AM virtual queue. However, a lot of folks were pretty discouraged when Magic Kingdom park passes sold out in less than a day.

Tiana’s testing

In the past (with Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in EPCOT and TRON Lightcycle / Run in Magic Kingdom), a lack of park pass reservations meant that your chances of getting a preview of the ride or even a virtual queue were gone. You see, after the pandemic-related closures and up until January 9th, 2024, you could only park hop after 2PM. So, you weren’t able to have a chance at visiting another park and then hopping to Magic Kingdom to try for the 1PM virtual queue. BUT all-day park hopping is back, so you can hop into Magic whenever you want as long as the park hasn’t reached capacity.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Disney World

This means that you can book reservations for another park on a preview date, park hop before 1PM, and then try to snag that 1PM Passholder Virtual Queue!

And, if all else fails, we’re sure that the delayed gratification of waiting until it officially opens will be that much sweeter!

The story of the attraction, as Disney shares, picks up during New Orleans’ Carnival season, and Tiana is hosting a Mardi Gras Party for the people of New Orleans — the community that has supported her successful restaurant. (The storyline is set about a year after the movie.) Tiana realized that the party is “missing a key ingredient” and she needs help finding it. YOU will join Tiana, too, as Disney Imagineers have shared that guests will be active participants coming along with Tiana on this adventure! “On Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, we’ll join Tiana and Louis on a trip to the bayou, where they meet all sorts of unexpected new friends who have a special role to play at the party.” 

EEP! We can’t wait! If you’re excited, too, make sure to check out our Tiana’s Bayou Adventure tee in our online DFB store!

Check out our new Tiana-inspired merch!

We’ve also got a Splash Mountain Farewell Tour t-shirt.

Briar Patch Tee

In fact, we have a whole collection of Disney shirts — be sure to check them out before your next Disney World trip!

Shop our DFB Disney tees here!

We’ll be at both the previews and the opening day, so we’ll be sure to bring you all you need to know to prepare for the adventure of your own! Make sure to follow along so that you never miss a thing!

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Are you heading to Disney World this summer to ride Tiana’s Bayou Adventure? Let us know in the comments! 

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