Disney has announced that the French Market Restaurant in Disneyland will close to become Tiana’s Palace later this year.
The restaurant was announced last year. French Market Restaurant and Mint Julep Bar will be closed beginning February 17, 2023. The restaurant will reopen as Tiana’s Palace later in 2023. Mint Julep Bar will also reopen, still serving mint juleps and Mickey beignets.
Tiana’s Palace will have peach-colored walls and green wrought-iron balconies. It will not be a character dining location but Tiana will meet guests in New Orleans Square.
The quick-service restaurant will offer authentic New Orleans flavors inspired by Tiana’s friends and adventures, expanding on the current restaurant’s menu.
Disney Imagineers are partnering with Disney Animation artists from “The Princess and the Frog” to bring Tiana’s Palace to life. The film’s designers actually took inspiration from the exterior of the original French Market Restaurant in New Orleans Square when designing Tiana’s Palace.
Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is expected to open in late 2024. Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom will permanently close later this month, but a closing date has not been announced for the Disneyland version of the attraction.
Eudora’s Chic Boutique featuring Tiana’s Gourmet Secrets is also open in New Orleans Square.