Meet the Afro-Cuban Musician Critters of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Disney Parks

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Disneyland and Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom promises to immerse guests in the vibrant culture and music of New Orleans. At the heart of this highly anticipated attraction are the Afro-Cuban musician critters, a lively ensemble of amphibians who bring the jazzy sounds and complex rhythms of the region to life. Let’s dive into the fascinating world of these talented performers.

Felipe the Frog – Nestled amidst the towering cypress trees, you’ll hear the melodious tunes of bandleader Felipe, his dexterous fingers dancing across the piano keys. Felipe is also the proprietor of an exclusive bayou nightspot, where the local fireflies revel in the pulsating rhythms and zesty melodies that fill the air. He’s a devoted family man, especially to his “family” in the band.
Mayra the Frog – Have you ever witnessed a frog coaxing soulful notes from a blossoming flower, as if it were a trumpet? You’ll marvel at Mayra’s talent when you encounter her; linger a while and be captivated by her toe-tapping solos. Mayra is the most driven of the four frogs, honing her craft since her tadpole days.
Mondo the Frog – Mondo is a natural maestro on the conga drums, which he fashioned from a serendipitous pairing of his favorite bottle cap and a cherished acorn. From that fortuitous moment, the rhythm within his soul took flight! He’s an easygoing spirit, embracing whatever comes his way, a trait as steadfast and reliable as his drumbeat.
Isabel the Green Tree Frog – Taking inspiration from Mondo’s example, Isabel loses herself in the music, her congas echoing through the night. The youngest member of the group, she finds pure joy in “going with the flow” and playing the drums until dawn.
From the lively Zydeco to the spirited Rara and the Afro-Cuban jazz rhythms, you’ll be immersed in a tapestry of musical flavors from the critters big and small that call the bayou home, much like the vibrant melodies that fill the streets of the French Quarter in the Crescent City. Of course, not all the inhabitants you’ll encounter are musicians – among them are a pair of amphibious friends who delight in sitting back, relaxing, and catching up on all the latest bayou gossip. Gloria and Delores the frogs are inseparable best friends who love to observe the passersby as they drift along the bayou in their logs. Don’t be surprised if their watchful eyes follow you as you float by.
Also, keep a keen eye out for Lari the armadillo. This mischievous fellow, though quiet in demeanor, has a knack for appearing where you least expect him. I hear he has a penchant for “borrowing” things that don’t belong to him (although those items eventually find their way back to their rightful owners).



Tiana’s Bayou Adventure promises to be a feast for the senses, with the Afro-Cuban musician critters serving as the beating heart of this musical journey. From Felipe’s masterful piano playing to Lari’s versatile multi-instrumentalism, each member of the ensemble contributes their own unique flavor to the vibrant tapestry of sound. As guests float down the bayou, they’ll be transported to a world where music, culture, and storytelling intertwine, creating an experience that is both enchanting and deeply rooted in the traditions of New Orleans. With their infectious rhythms and captivating performances, these talented critters are sure to leave a lasting impression on all who witness their magic. Check out the other critters from the Bayou, Zydeco, and Rara!