Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos of the New Orleans Bayou Bash from his trip to the parks on Friday, February 10, 2012. The Bayou Bash festivities will run over the next five weeks on February 10-12, 17-21, 24-26, and March 2-4 and March 9-11.
New Orleans Square is decked out for the Bayou Bash.
I was pleasantly surprised to see signs with the show times.
I found the signs helpful, wonder if others did. Next step would be to have the show times printed in the times guides.
Throughout New Orleans Square there were special menu items for the event. Here are the two Cafe Orleans offerings. Fat City Snapper for $17.99, and a Banana Foster Crepe for $7.99.
A character Meet and Greet was set up in the Court of Angels.
Inside the courtyard Prince Naveen and Princess Tiana....
As well as Chip and Dale (I am assuming they rotate and Minnie/Mickey/Goofy take a turn in here too).
There was a small stage set up along the river's edge for the shows, like last year.
Princess Tiana's Mardi Gras Celebration. Thanks to the awful lighting (the picture perfect blue sky and sun really made it tough for pictures but great to walk around!) these came out a bit dark.
Video of the show.
An attempt to get the proper exposure on the characters... which of course over-exposed the background.
The outdoor vendng carts in the area received signage too.
A face painting area set up near the fountain.
Like last year, a merchandise cart from Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen again.
The featured Bacon Cheddar Popcorn did not sound that good to me... anyone try it? What did you think?
The French Market has a number of offering: Creole Mustard French Style Sausage Sandwich, Mardi Gras Southern Meatloaf, Banana Foster Cheesecake and a Mardi Gras Cupcake.
Here comes the Jazz Band procession.
Video of their performance and procession.
The Blue Bayou is featuring Bouillabaisse for $32.99 and Fresh Fried Apple Fritters a la mode for $8.99.
Hope you enjoyed this highlight tour of the Disneyland Resort. For the construction update and additional photos from this trip you can check out the full Disneyland Update I posted on my site, http://disneygeek.com
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