‘The Princess and the Frog’ riverboat show Coming Soon!


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[B][LEFT]‘The Princess and the Frog’ riverboat show coming to Disneyland, Disney World[/LEFT][/B]

[I]Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee at Disneyland and Walt Disney World[/I]

Disneyland and Walt Disney World plan to add a Mardi Gras-style musical cavalcade called Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee for the 2009 holiday season, according to theme park officials.

The jazz-infused “riverboat extravaganza” will debut at [B]Disney World on Oct. 26[/B] and [B]Disneyland on Nov. 6.[/B] Both shows will run through Jan. 3.

Tied to the upcoming “The Princess and the Frog” hand-drawn animated movie, Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee will feature a procession of jazzy musicians and performers parading through New Orleans Square at Disneyland and Frontierland at Disney World.

As the “second-line” procession reaches the Rivers of America dock, a group of pre-selected theme park visitors will board the waiting riverboat (the Mark Twain at Disneyland and the Liberty Belle at Disney World) where Princess Tiana and other “The Princess and the Frog” characters will greet them.

After departing, the riverboat will stop along the riverfront for a performance including songs from the film. The show will be repeated several times a day, with viewing areas along the waterfront.

Mice Age reports that the pre-selected riverboat riders will be able to pose for photos and get autographs from Princess Tiana, Prince Naveen and Louis the singing alligator after the performance.

“The Princess and the Frog,” a Jazz Age story featuring Disney’s first African American princess and set in New Orleans’ French Quarter, opens in theaters Dec. 11.


#2

I’ll be there! How do you like me now? Whoo hooooo


#3

Found some pictures:

Disney’s newest theme park character, Princess Tiana (above right), from the upcoming animated movie, “The Princess and the Frog” (opening Dec. 11, 2009) made her debut yesterday at the 2009 National Association of Black Journalists Convention in Tampa. Also appearing was Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose (above left), who provides the voice for Princess Tiana.

Princess Tiana is expected to make her debut at the Magic Kingdom on Oct. 26, 2009. She’ll be available to meet guests in a special themed area as part of a limited engagement show called “Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee!” The show will also feature other characters from the movie. “Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee!” is described as a rousing, jazz-filled riverboat extravaganza featuring the characters, music and exhuberant spirit of “The Princess and the Frog” - with plenty of Mardi Gras flair.


#4

Okay, that’s just weird.

At Disneyland, it sounds like a wonderful tie-in.

As for WDW- Frontierland is NOT New Orleans Square. I like a little purity of theme, people!

I know why it’s not feasible… but Tiana ought to have a Meet & Greet at POFQ. :happy:


#5

Not digging the Tiana dress. It’s a little too “long version of Tinkerbell”.


#6

Awesome, So excited!!


#7

Whereas I would look Mah va lous in that dress.


#8

Very cool way to use the paddle wheelers! I do agree with Andrea about the dress though. I thought the same thing about the dress…very Tink like:closedeye

Boss…I can’t wait to see the pictures of you in said dress:blink:


#9

I LOVE it! Can’t wait to see it in December. I actually like the dress however I can see how it does look a little like Tink’s dress.


#10

I am jealous! I would love to be there for this. We have 4 more years stuck in WY. Then we are moving back “home”. Some where in Florida…Panama City is where all the family lives. But, Orlando is where the fun is!


#11

Darn!!! I am missing her debut by 2 days!!!


#12

I also am not in love with her dress, but I’m REALLY excited for the riverboat show!! Can’t wait to see it!!! :happy: