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Picture this: it’s a bright, sunny day in Magic Kingdom. June 28th, to be exact. You arrived early enough to rope-drop the park, meaning you’re among the FIRST inside the park. What an honor!

Cinderella Castle

OK, Cast Members are starting to let you make your way past Cinderella Castle. Where are you heading? Left? WRONG.

Most days, we see a good majority of the Magic Kingdom rope-droppers make a beeline to the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in Fantasyland. Most days, we also recommend going the OTHER way, to avoid getting stuck in that Fantasyland crowd. But on June 28th, that advice isn’t gonna work.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Going left takes you to Adventureland or Liberty Square. Both lands have plenty of popular attractions, like the Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Jungle Cruise. But between those two lands is Frontierland. And THAT, friends, is where the problem lies.


Frontierland is home to the NEW Tiana’s Bayou Adventure ride. This ride replaced Splash Mountain — but don’t worry; that classic big drop is still there.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

The new attraction will pick up the story of The Princess and the Frog “after the final kiss, and join Princess Tiana and Louis on a musical adventure – featuring some of the powerful music from the film – as they prepare for their first-ever Mardi Gras performance.” We’ve seen a LOT of ride previews, which you can see HERE, but there’s one important reason we’re talking about June 28th. 


Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will officially open to EVERYONE in Magic Kingdom on June 28th, 2024. Yes, there are several ride previews happening BEFORE June 28th (look out for our full coverage), but if you’re not an Annual Passholder, Cast Member, D23 Member, or Disney Vacation Club Member, you’ll need to wait until the end of June to experience this ride.


We anticipate a LOT of people will be headed straight for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure on June 28th to see the big new ride in action. There’s one important caveat here, though, that is VERY important to know before you try to rope-drop this attraction.


Disney World will use a Virtual Queue/Boarding Pass system for the opening phase of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. This will be accessible via the My Disney Experience app. Now, this is important, so listen closely. A traditional standby line is NOT currently being offered, though Disney hinted, “We expect to open a standby queue soon after the attraction’s opening.”

Ride vehicles

So, while you could hightail it to the new ride, being the first to see it won’t do much. Instead, you’ll have two daily opportunities to request to join the virtual queue — one at 7AM and the second at 1PM.

Click here to learn more

If you see everyone running (or fast-walking, if they follow the rules) to the left on June 28th, don’t follow the crowd. Instead, reserve that Virtual Queue spot and go enjoy the rest of Magic Kingdom! Work smarter, people.

Tiana’s at night

Wanna learn more about this new ride? We have a TON to share!

FIRST LOOK At Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Cast Member Outfits!
Restaurants, Rides, and Restrooms Impacted by MULTIPLE Disneyland Resort Refurbishment Projects
BREAKING: Sign Revealed, Construction Walls Down at Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Ride in Disney World!
BREAKING: Let’s Go INSIDE Tiana’s Bayou Adventure for the FIRST TIME in Disney World!
A NEW Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Souvenir Is Now Available in Disney World!
2 Reasons Why Annual Passholders Might Want To AVOID Disney World in June
NEWS: Disney Shares Sneak Peek INSIDE Tiana’s Bayou Adventure!

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Which direction do YOU head first in Magic Kingdom? Let us know in the comments!

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