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Four New Musical Critters Revealed for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

Tiana's Bayou Adventure

So far, we’ve been introduced to two sets of musical critters that will inhabit Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, and Disney has just revealed another set that play jazz.

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We’ve met Zydeco-playing critters, and critters who play Rara music, and now, we get to meet a quartet that plays a more jazzy-style of New Orlean’s sounds.

Meet the four critters who will 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.

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!

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.

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!

Here’s a closer look from Walt Disney Imagineering:

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, 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.

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And you’ll get to meet them all when Tiana’s Bayou Adventure opens at Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World this summer, and later this year at Disneyland.