Princess Tiana attraction opens at Disney

Oct. 26, 2009 at 9:48 PM
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Characters from the upcoming animated feature film "The Princess and the Frog" are already greeting guests at Florida's Magic Kingdom, The Walt Disney Co. says.

Princess Tiana, Prince Naveen and other characters from the film will also star in "Tiana's Showboat Jubilee," described as a "rousing, colorful procession with a jazz-filled Mardi Gras theme," Disney World said in a news release Monday.

"The good times will roll as festively dressed, bead-tossing revelers lead Magic Kingdom guests to the Liberty Belle Riverboat dock," the company said. "The party moves onboard and the Liberty Belle paddlewheels her way along the river with singing and dancing to the sounds of a six-member jazz band. Nearly two dozen Disney dancers join 30 randomly chosen park guests to be part of each show. Original songs composed by Randy Newman for the film energize the production, which will be performed three times daily."

The show, which also features daytime pyrotechnics, is set to run through Jan. 3, 2010.

"Tiana's Showboat Jubilee" will also be performed at Disneyland Park in California Nov. 6 through Jan. 3, the company said.

"The Princess and the Frog" will open in limited release in New York and Los Angeles Nov. 25 before expanding nationwide Dec. 11.

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