It’s no wonder that the Disney princess who loves to sing, dance and cook hails from New Orleans. Princess Tiana introduced families all over the world to the wonder and culture that is the Crescent City. Just like Disney movies, a visit to New Orleans always has a magical journey and a happy ending. Map out your magical experience with this Princess and the Frog-inspired guide to NOLA.
Princess Tiana can be caught swinging and singing down the historic St. Charles Avenue on the streetcar, and so can you. Not only is a convenient means of making your way around the city, but the streetcar is also a fun way to explore New Orleans’ many unique neighborhoods. Gather the family and ride as much as you want with all-day passes for just $3.
Princess Tiana and Ms. Loretta have something in common: special ingredients for the crowd-pleasing beignets! While Tiana drizzles hers with a bit of honey before dusting them with powdered sugar, the beignets from Loretta's are stuffed with homemade praline sauce. Though Ms. Loretta passed away in February 2022, her legacy lives on. Head over to the French Market to try one of her sweet treats (including her famous traditional pralines) during your next trip.
It was actually a QUEEN who inspired Princess Tiana - the late and great Mrs. Leah Chase, known as the Queen of Creole cuisine. Her love for cooking, New Orleans, her family and community were shown in real life just the way they are through Princess Tiana. A hard worker with a soft heart. You won't regret making your way to Dooky Chase’s for an unforgettable meal with a rich history.
Since you missed Marlon the Gator jamming out aboard the Natchez, make your way to Audubon Zoo to catch a few of your Princess and the Frog favorites in person. The playful giraffes, roaming peacocks and newly added lions are a must-see during your visit.
Have a brunch experience like no other aboard the Steamboat Natchez. Enjoy a live jazz band (minus the live animals from Princess and the Frog) and a traditional brunch spread with some NOLA twists. Shrimp & grits, southern biscuits and gravy, gumbo, waffles, fresh fruit, bananas foster and much more are among the offerings. Looking for something later in the evening? Check out the Creole Queen’s Jazz Dinner.
Que up the Princess and the Frog soundtrack and play Going Down the Bayou while making your way through some of Louisiana’s swamps and wetlands. You might even meet a four-legged friend or two along the way.
Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen are caught roaming through the excitement that is Mardi Gras. If you want to experience the fun of Mardi Gras year-round, head over to Mardi Gras World. See some actual Mardi Gras floats, catch some throws and even enjoy a slice of King Cake.