Tiana’s Palace: Where Jazz, Gumbo, and Magic Meet At Disneyland

Tiana’s Palace opens in New Orleans Square at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Calif., on Sept. 7, 2023. Inspired by the Walt Disney Animation Studios film “The Princess and the Frog,” the reimagined quick service restaurant serves authentic New Orleans flavors inspired by Tiana’s friends and adventures. While Tiana’s Palace is not a character dining location, guests may find Tiana in New Orleans Square. (Christian Thompson/Disneyland Resort) 

Disneyland, known for making dreams come true and renowned for its captivating sights and delectable dining food, produces another magical experience with the new addition of the restaurant, Tiana’s Palace.

In New Orleans Square, Tiana’s Palace pays homage to Disney’s first black princess, Tiana, from “The Princess and the Frog.” Tiana’s Palace provides guests with an unforgettable culinary experience and a heartfelt tribute to the inspirational journey of Princess Tiana.

Princess Tiana, an energetic young woman aspiring to open her own restaurant, embarked on a memorable journey throughout the New Orleans bayous. Given that Princess Tiana taught us that with dedication and a sprint of magic, desires can come true, it is perhaps no surprise that her restaurant is filled with delectable menu items that encapsulate Tiana’s Palace’s flavors, atmosphere, and spirit. Situated within the heart of Disneyland’s New Orleans Square, this eatery transports guests to the colorful and flavorful you could imagine from the movie.

The culinary offerings at Tiana’s Palace are not anything short of excellent. Pulling from menu items and the culinary vision Princess Tiana had for herself during the movie, the refined and delectable taste of New Orleans showcases a mouthwatering array of Creole and Cajun dishes. House Gumbo, House-filled Beignets, Cajun Spiced Half chicken, Beef Po’Boys, Buttermilk Cornbread, and more, all prepared to perfection, are just a sample of the fantastic flavor of what awaits diners. The gumbo is a standout, with its robust flavors and authentic Creole spices, and remember the cornbread.

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What sets Tiana’s Palace apart is its dedication to storytelling through meals. Each dish served here appears like a page from Tiana’s recipe book. Tiana’s Place’s signature dish, “7 Greens Gumbo with Chicken and Andouille Sausage,” is a delightful array of flavors, proposing a medley of New Orleans delights, savory gumbo, and fluffy cornbread. It is almost as if Tiana’s passion and willpower were transmuted to visitors to experience during each bite.

Beyond the delectable cuisine, the ambiance at Tiana’s Place is simply enchanting. The restaurant recreates the vibrant and magical New Orleans experience felt through the movie, “The Princess in the Frog.” With the lively jazz music and the smell of creole-inspired dishes, guests can experience some of the film’s most remarkable and memorable moments. The decor also pays homage to the film,” The Princess in the Frog,” with Tiana’s princess colors and personal touches throughout the restaurant. 

Tiana’s Palace is a must-visit in New Orleans Square for your next Disney restaurant experience. Tiana’s Palace is more than a restaurant; it’s an immersive dining experience that captures the essence of Disney magic and Princess Tiana’s unwavering spirit.

Visitors can experience New Orleans’ rich flavors and celebrate the story of the determined princess who made her dream a reality.

Tiana’s Palace is a heartfelt tribute to Tiana, the inspiring Disney princess, with its extraordinary cuisine and captivating decor. With the delectable New Orleans dishes and immersive experience, this eating place is undeniably one of the most exceptional eating destinations in Disneyland.

Next time you plan a visit to the Happiest Place on Earth, make sure to make a reservation at Tiana’s Palace for a culinary journey you want to experience.

Check out my reaction to Tiana’s Palace here.