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  • On Jan 19, 2022
    Maresa from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, I’m trying to plan a family trip to Disneyland and would like to know if/when is the Mardi Gras celebration with Princess Tiana?

    Well, hello there Maresa! Fellow Princess Tiana fan right here!  I just love her hard-working sensibility and confidence paired with her hopeful dreaming and wishing on stars. She is pure magic and a wonderful role model. I can understand why you are on the lookout for her at the Disneyland Resort!

    Now let's grab a lily pad and head on down to the bayou together to get some answers to your questions! While there are no official festivities scheduled at the moment to celebrate Mardi Gras, this doesn't mean the day will pass without any fanfare. I always recommend checking the entertainment calendar or the Disney Parks Blog ahead of your visit to see if anything pops up. In the past, New Orleans Square has been adorned with festive decorations and Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen have been known to make an appearance!

    If seeing Princess Tiana is on your list of must-dos, she can often be found in a few places throughout Disneyland Park. Some of my fellow panelists have recently spotted her in New Orleans Square, on the Mark Twain Riverboat, and outside the Royal Hall and Royal Theatre just to the left of Sleeping Beauty Castle. While character interactions are still at a distance, this hasn't made them any less magical. You also may want to consider the Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures hosted at the Napa Rose in Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa where Guests can mix and mingle with Disney royalty! Maybe give them a call a few days ahead of time to check with a Cast Member to see which princesses are scheduled to attend.

    Like Tiana says, "If you do your best each and every day, good things are sure to come your way." While we may not know of any official Disneyland Mardi Gras celebrations, that surely doesn't mean it cannot be celebrated! I think it would be a blast to grab a dining reservation at Cafe Orleans. You'll feel like you are sitting in the heart of the French Quarter while you dine on New Orleans-inspired cuisine. The Monte Cristo sandwich is a Disneyland classic and is not to be missed! While you're enjoying a leisurely meal, place a Mobile Order at the Mint Julep Bar just around the corner for those famous Mickey beignets. Make sure to give the bag a few extra shakes so the powdered sugar coats each and every one. With beignets in hand, stroll through New Orleans Square and take in the sights and sounds and stop into Cristal d'Orleans for a glittering keepsake, maybe even a tiara! You could even check out Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen in the Downtown Disney District as they may have something special planned!

    Maresa, we've climbed a mountain, crossed a river and we are almost there ... to your Mardi Gras celebration! I sure hope this was helpful in making some wonderful memories. If you have any other questions, please reach back out to me or any of my fellow panelists. We are always here for you at planDisney!

    Keep wishing on those stars,

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Meet the Panelist: Tara, Pennsylvania

Hello from Philly! Disney Parks have been my heart and soul since my 3-year old feet first hit Main Street, U.S.A. Nothing compares to the burst of pure joy, nostalgia and magic that I feel EVERY time I enter the gates! I love planning Disney vacations and have been known to convert a non-believer or two in one magical afternoon. Whether it's park days with friends, multi-generational trips, toddling around with kids or flying solo, I'm ready to help you personalize the magic at the Happiest Place On Earth! Learn More About Tara

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