ORLANDO, Fla. (NEWSnet/AP) — A new attraction starring the first Black Disney princess is opening at the company’s U.S. theme park resorts.

The new theme park attraction updates Tiana’s storyline from the 2009 animated film “The Princess and the Frog” and is opening this year in the space previously occupied by Splash Mountain.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure keeps Splash Mountain’s DNA as a log-flume ride, but it’s infused with music, scenery and animatronic characters inspired by “Princess,” set in 1920s New Orleans.

It opens to the public later this month at Walt Disney World in Florida and at Disneyland in California later this year.

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