Can Frogs cook? Just ask the ninth official Disney princess, Princess Tiana.
Disney’s first African American Disney Princess can tell you all about being green because she has actually spent life as a frog. Her Disney character is based loosely on The Brother’s Grimm “Frog Prince” and another story, “The Frog Princess” by E.D. Baker.
Tiana can be found at the Magic Kingdom in Princess Fairytale Hall and at Tiana’s Riverboat Ride, an ice cream social which we still haven’t tried.
At roughly $50 for adults and $30 for children the ride seems kind of pricey to meet the princess and have ice cream(three different types of Edys ice cream), cupcakes, and cookie sandwiches. (The ride does not take the Disney Dining Plan).
Princess Fairytale Hall is a fast pass must. Tiana can be found directly across from the carousel. While she is couples with Rapunzel, we are hoping they give her her own New Orleans style meet and greet real soon.
Now, we’ve never stayed at Disney’s Port Orleans resort.
Without knowing exactly what is there, I really think that Disney should add more of a New Orleans style restaurant to the Magic Kingdom. New Orleans food is amazing!!! Why stick Princess Tiana with an ice cream social when New Orleans is so famous for its cuisine? And Princess Tiana came from a family with a restaurant? Does this make sense to anyone else?
There are so many real life New Orleans locations in The Princess and The Frog that could be capitalized on: The French Quarter, Cafe du Monde, St. Louis Cathedral, Steamboat Natchez, the riverfront, the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar, the Bywater, Marigny, and Treme neighborhoods, the Garden District, Lafayette Cemetery number one, Audubon Park, the Audubon Zoo, Bayou St. John and City Park.
New Orleans has always been on our bucket list. If Disney could create more of a world for Tiana I would consider checking it off.
Louisiana’s culture, music and food are something to be celebrated.
While we can’t all visit Louisiana, here are some questions you should consider asking Princess Tiana if you run into her in the Magic Kingdom:
- How high did you jump as a frog?
- What was it like being a frog?
- What did you like to eat as a frog?
- What was your favorite part of being a frog?(you get the idea..)
- What’s your favorite food to cook as a princess?
- What was your family’s favorite food to eat?
- Was it hard being a waitress?
- Who was the president of the United States when you were a frog? (I believe it’s Wilson)
- Would you like to dance?
- Do you cook as a princess?