The new Tiana’s Palace Restaurant has officially opened to guests in New Orleans Square at Disneyland Park — and Princess Tiana was there to celebrate in a brand-new outfit.
Tiana’s Palace Entrance
Tiana’s Palace is a re-theme of the former French Market Restaurant, which closed permanently back in February of this year.
The entrance is now marked with “balloons” on either side of the walkway, along with feathers, ribbons, and Mardi Gras beads.
The sign for Tiana’s Palace features the restaurant’s logo, with stylized lily pad art above and below it.
The planters around the restaurant have also gotten an upgrade, with new tile art installed around the perimeter.
The tile art depicts what looks to be white lilies along green interlocking vines and leaves.
Mobile Order Window
The Mobile Order Window is just to the left of the restaurant’s entrance.
Here, guests can grab their creole and cajun-inspired fare without having to wait in line.
The doors to the restaurant have a new crest, celebrating Tiana’s love for music and cooking.
The crest has a trumpet on the top left, a crown on the top right, a lily flower on the bottom right, and a spoon on the bottom left. The entire crest is in shades of blue and white, matching the exterior doors.
Tiana’s Palace Menu
The menu for Tiana’s Palace is to the right of the entrance walkway.
The menu begins with two words every person on vacation wants to hear: “Dessert First.”
You can check out the full menu plus prices for every item in our round-up here. Disneyland is even importing New Orleans bread for Tiana’s Palace.
The menu display includes a Mobile Order QR code to make the process of ordering even easier.
The artwork is inspired by the “Almost There” musical sequence from “The Princess and the Frog.”
An allergy-friendly menu is also available.
Cast Member Costumes
New Cast Member costumes are also now unveiled, with a floral shirt design, dark trousers, and an apron featuring the restaurant logo.
Seating for Tiana’s Palace is outdoors, under a green and yellow canopy. A sign with a lily flower marks the entrance.
The perimeter is lined with popcorn lights, giving the area a festive atmosphere.
The tables and chairs have been updated, with the main part of the furniture now white instead of dark green.
The tables themselves also got an update, and now have a marbled white and gold pattern on the tabletop.
More seating is available by the Mobile Order window, though significantly less than the main dining area.
Inside is where guests will pick up their food from the various stations situated around the room.
A large, deep blue glass ceiling hands overhead, lined with popcorn lights.
Tiles on the floor look like small stars, calling back to Ray’s sweetheart, Evangeline.
There are small references to Tiana and “The Princess and the Frog” throughout the interior, such as these lamps spread throughout the room.
The lamps are molded to look like lilies, with their petals nearly translucent as light comes through.
Along the back wall, there are many small items to further tie in the restaurant’s theme.
Among the props inside is this drum for the Firefly Five plus Lou, a reference to the band from the movie, which is in turn a reference to the Firehouse Five Plus Two, a 1950s jazz band led by Disney animation legend Ward Kimball (of the “Nine Old Men”) and other animators at the studio.
The Louisiana bayou, as depicted in the film, is once again brought to life in this artistic display.
While we were waiting for the restaurant to open, the Jambalaya Jazz Band was around to play some tunes.
Princess Tiana’s New Costume
Princess Tiana even paid a visit to her new establishment, dressed in a brand-new costume for the occasion.
This new costume takes inspiration from flapper fashion, but with a “Princess and the Frog” twist, thanks to the lilypad-esque trim and lily flower at the center of the neckline.
Tiana also wears a matching gold headband, with her hair short, a gold bracelet, and gold shoes.