More New Critters Plus a Look Inside Tiana’s Bayou Adventure!

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Walt Disney World Imagineers have given us another peek at more critters joining into the story of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World! This time, they’ve given us the first look at a new (to us) scene inside the attraction!

The musical tapestry of New Orleans is woven with traditions and voices from all over the world. We’ve gotten a sneak peek at critters who play Zydeco music and critters who perform Rara music, and now it’s time to meet the critters who bring the jazzy sounds and complex rhythms of Afro-Cuban music to life in the bayou. 

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Felipe the Frog – Deep among the cypress trees, you’ll hear band leader Felipe making musical magic on the piano! Felipe is also the proprietor of an exclusive bayou night club, where the local fireflies love to dance the night away to a musical recipe of hot rhythms and spicy melodies. He’s an old-school family guy, especially to his “family” in the band.

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Mayra the Frog – Have you ever seen a frog play a flower blossom like a trumpet? You will when you meet Mayra; be sure to stick around for one of her toe-tapping solos. Mayra’s the most ambitious of the four frogs and has been practicing her instrument since she was just a tadpole!

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Mondo the Frog – Mondo is a natural on the conga drums, which he made as a happy accident when his favorite bottle cap got stuck on his second-favorite acorn. From there, the rhythm in Mondo’s soul took over! He’s very copacetic and accepts what comes, a trait as steady and reliable as his drumbeat. 

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Isabel the Green Tree Frog – Learning from Mondo’s example, Isabel loves getting lost in the music playing her congas. She’s the youngest member of the group, and there’s nothing she loves more than “going with the flow” and getting to play drums all night long!

From Zydeco to Rara to Afro-Cuban jazz, you’ll hear all kinds of musical flavors from critters big and small around the bayou, just like you would walking the streets of the French Quarter in the Crescent City. Of course, not everyone you’ll meet in the attraction is a musician – among others are a couple of amphibious friends who love to sit back, relax and catch up on all the gossip from around the bayou. Gloria and Delores the frogs are best friends who love to observe folks as they float in logs down the bayou. Don’t be surprised if they keep their watchful eyes on you as you float by.

Also, Disney telss us to keep an eye out for Lari the armadillo. This mischievous fella, while quiet in demeanor, seems to always show up where you least expect him to. We hear he has a habit of “borrowing” things that aren’t his (although those things eventually make it into the right “paws”). 

Guests will get to meet critters, big and small, throughout the attraction, and Disney says some really are … big, with an even bigger personality.

Just like Tiana said, progress on Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is getting closer and closer every day. We sure are looking forward to joining these musicians down in the bayou when the attraction opens this summer!

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