Peaking above the scaffolding of New Orlean’s Square at the Disneyland Resort is a peak at the new “Tiana’s Palace” Restaurant! The new Princess and the Frog-inspired restaurant is set to open later this year. Currently, you can see the marquee, wheelhouse, as well as two smokestacks topped with crown-shaped ornaments!

So, fans of the parks have been posting like crazy all over social media. Now, Disney Parks has gotten in the mix by releasing its own official first look!


When “Tiana’s Palace” opens later this year, Disneyland Resort guests will be able to enjoy existing favorites and seasonal flavors. There will also be New Orleans classics inspired by Tiana’s friends and adventures.

Disney Imagineers are partnering with Disney Animation artists from the original film to bring this story to life at Disneyland Park. The designers even made sure to take inspiration from the exterior of the original French Market Restaurant in New Orleans Square when designing Tiana’s Palace for the movie.

To begin this work, French Market Restaurant (and Mint Julep Bar) closed on February 17, 2023. It will reopen alongside Mint Julep Bar with its famous mint juleps and Mickey beignets later in the year.

We look forward to sharing additional details about this exciting new restaurant, but for now, Disney Parks is keeping any other information under wraps. Make sure to check back here for more updates as they happen!