Thursday, August 16, 2012

Meeting Tiana (from Princess and the Frog) in the Magic Kingdom

There is only one place to meet Princess Tiana from Disney's "The Princess and the Frog" - and that is in the Magic Kingdom.  Her spot is in a tucked away gazebo in Liberty Square (just behind the Christmas Shoppe - which is across from the Hall of Presidents).

My girls are usually not into characters - but they do like things that are hard to find - and like Merida, Tiana fits that bill.  Tiana is currently only available for meet and greets at her gazebo.  She does not meet at any other park.  She is not part of any princess meal.  So my girls decided that they needed to meet her.
When we got to her gazebo, she was not there - she was helping Big Daddy with the gumbo, but an attendant let us know that she'd be back in about 20 minutes - so we decided to wait.  The area is outside, but there are lots of trees and cool breezes, so even on this May day, it was quite pleasant.  However, do know that the trees are full of squawking birds - and we had a couple of close calls with "treasures" dropped from above!

About 5 minutes before Tiana was due to arrive, a photopass photographer came out to talk to those of us waiting in line.  He also did these cool magic shots:

He did ones of Madalyn, too - but it never showed up on our photopass (though you can't capture a magic shot on your own camera - taking pictures with your own camera is always a good idea!).

And then Tiana arrived!
She asked the girls where they were from - and they told her just outside Atlanta.  It was hilarious - Tiana and the girls spent the rest of their time talking about food from the Varsity!  

We had a great interaction with Tiana - and we'd love to meet her again when Naveen is with her (right now, he's only out at the Halloween and Christmas parties) - and maybe we'll bring her that hot dog the girls promised.

So...what about you?  Do you have a favorite Disney princess?  Is there a princess or character that has been hard for you to find?


  1. I'm a bit ashamed to admit I still have not seen this movie.

    Uh, and not sure I could stand there and wait for Tiana as you all did... I'm sure you know why.

  2. I believe you can now meet Naveen with Tiana for a short time after the afternoon parade. I love the Magic Shot. Hope to get that one next trip!

  3. Natalie LOVES Rapunzel and Merida at the moment. But she gets excited for any of them.

  4. I can't wait until the girls get to meet all the princesses. Do you ever use any of those find -the -character apps? I finally have a smart phone now and wanted to know if they were any good?


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