07.29.2020

What to Expect From Disney’s New Princess and the Frog Ride, According to Star Anika Noni Rose

What to Expect From Disney’s New Princess and the Frog Ride, According to Star Anika Noni Rose Photo by Dia Dipasupil / Getty Images

Ever since Disney announced on June 25 that the Splash Mountain ride at its U.S. theme parks will be reimagined with a Princess and the Frog theme, Anika Noni Rose — who voiced Princess Tiana, Disney's first Black princess, in the 2009 film — has been getting messages online from fans every day.

"It's thrilling," the Tony winner, 47, says in this week's issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday. "People are amped and ready. I think it's awesome, particularly now, to be reinvigorating her story."

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