CONCEPT ART: Mama Odie Appearing in Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

Disney has released new concept art of Mama Odie in Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, a new attraction opening next year at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

Mama Odie Concept Art

Jennifer Lewis will reprise her role as Mama Odie, Tiana’s “Fairy Godmother” of the bayou. The concept art shows her standing in the crow’s nest of her crashed ship home, with bottle lights hanging around her.

Disney also shared the latest work by Sharika Mahdi, a New Orleans artist and YAYA Arts Center alumna whose artwork has inspired the attraction’s design.

Both new and old characters will appear in Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. Here is a list from Disney of what to expect on the ride.

  • Brand-new cast of original Disney characters with distinct names and personalities
  • Dozens of entirely new Audio-Animatronics figures
  • Adorable critters with incredible talent, bringing the diverse flavors of musical gumbo found in New Orleans!
  • New, original music alongside favorite tunes from the film
  • Do you love beignets as much as Louis? Well, you’re in luck because the alluring scent of beignets being prepared for the party will be part of the attraction queue!
  • Additional talent voices from the film reprising their roles, including Bruno Campos as Prince Naveen, Michael Leon Wooley as Louis, and the one and only Anika Noni Rose as Princess Tiana
  • Familiar faces from the film such as Princess Tiana, Prince Naveen, Mama Odie, Louis, Eudora, Charlotte, “Big Daddy,” the King and Queen of Maldonia, and Prince Ralphie

Disney also just announced Splash Mountain at Disneyland will close as of May 31, 2023.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure takes place after the events of “The Princess and the Frog.” Tiana’s Foods is an employee-owned community food co-op established by Tiana in 1927, following the success of her restaurant, Tiana’s Palace. The co-op is housed inside a salt mine, with growers planting crops along the old Splash Mountain waterway. Guests will ascend through a mill house built into the side of the mountain.

Tiana’s Palace will replace the French Market Restaurant in New Orleans Square. Eudora’s Chic Boutique Featuring Tiana’s Gourmet Secrets, a shop featuring “The Princess and the Frog” merchandise as well as New Orleans-related items, is already open.

The attraction will follow Tiana venturing into the bayou to find animal friends. She’s hosting a party for the people of New Orleans, but it’s missing a special ingredient. Some of the original cast will be providing their voices to the attraction, including Anika Noni Rose (Tiana), Bruno Campos (Naveen), Michael Leon Wooley (Louis), and Jennifer Lewis (Mama Odie).

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