Tiana opening this summer

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Representation matters! :yellow_heart:

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But it’s also not the first mention I’ve heard of a Saturday in June… Isn’t Saturday a traditionally slower day on MK? Wonder if there is any actual pattern of a particular day Disney does these type of things…

LA 23 (Highway 23) is the main highway from New Orleans down to the marshy side of the Bayou. It follows the Mississippi River. While it’s swampish on that side- that’s the side I fish on and it’s definitely more marsh than bayou. You go west for Bayou.
But if you take that as LA 123 it just makes no sense. Not really bayou/ swamp. More farm lands.
Now, there is an actual address of 52872 Hwy 23… in West Point a la Hache, LA (kinda a locally know town for fishing. Also has one of the ferries that will get you across the Mississippi River down there since there are no more bridges).


Coincidentally, when I was 20 my car broke down at the x. We went across the ferry and were on our way back home. Apparently you’re suposed to change oil in a car or you can throw a rod or two :woman_facepalming::woman_shrugging:

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Len seems to think it will be mid June.

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I feel that…

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This is very interesting!

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I don’t know if it means anything at all. But looking at the license plate the LA 23 jumped out at me as being a highway. And around here the addresses on the rural highways are often 5 digits. And I’m fairly familiar with LA 23. And it certainly fits the “bayou” theme. Now the address could just be a coincidence but when I googled it I found it soooo close to where I had to call a tow truck decades ago (back then it was $150 to tow me halfway home to my uncles house, lol).
And the ferry isn’t far from there to take you across the river. Not sure if that even fits but water and all :woman_shrugging: why not throw it out there, lol

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I missed that you put it in as am address. :woman_facepalming:

That’s even cooler!

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@drvillarejos that makes sense too with local knowledge. I hope one day we find out exactly what the meaning behind it is with all the different theories!

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Ok your theory is fun!

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We could all be reading too much into it too and maybe I just went down a rabbit hole :crazy_face::rabbit2::hole:

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Funny will be when it is revealed that it is just the Birthday of an Imagineer’s significant other…

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Very real possibility it a birthday, lol. Could it be Tiana’s? How old is she suposed to be in TBAs world? She’s be DHs age almost exactly. So- 52?

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These look amazing!!

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2024/04/innovative-audio-animatronics-figures-from-birds-to-the-bayou/

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I came here to post the same. They are incredible!

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If you haven’t done it yet I highly recommend watching this

It’s where all this news is coming from. It’s really cool!

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More characters, frogs!!

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2024/04/inside-tianas-bayou-adventure-new-critters-revealed/

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Some podcast I recently listened to said they think the license plate is the opening dates for WDW and DL- 5/28 and 7/2 respectfully. That makes sense too. Also, a little less obscure than my hypothesis :joy:

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I love that they are sharing it from the Imagineering perspective. I had never seen the original bird. :face_holding_back_tears:

Louis was just incredible. It is making me thinking about Frozen and the first time I rode it. We were in the front of the boat and came around the corner where Olaf’s look of joy at seeing us made me and Ryan gasp.

Maggie was telling me that she cannot wait for this ride. I am so excited that it should be open for our visit! I have plans.

(Also bring those adorable droids to WDW!)

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We put together a theory that LA is 23 - the year the Disney Brother’s Studio opened, 72 - the year the woman who voices Tiana was born and 5-28 was the date Disneyland’s Mine Train Through Nature’s Wonderland opened - that was the ride where all the animatronics for Splash came from - and some of them will still be in TBA!

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