Swing Into the Rhythms of the Bayou: Meet the Newest Critters in Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

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Critters in Tiana's Bayou Adventure

Hey there, Disney vacationers! Are you ready to dive back into the bayou with some fresh faces? Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is gearing up to be an unforgettable journey, complete with a lineup of adorable critter musicians that’ll have you tapping your feet to the beat of Rara music. If you thought the Zydeco-playing critters were a hoot, wait until you meet the latest members of Tiana’s musical brigade, ready to serenade you through the heart of New Orleans’ vibrant culture. Say hello to the newest critters in Tiana’s Bayou Adventure!

The Rara Band Joins the Parade

Rara music, a spirited tradition from Haiti, finds a second home in the lively streets of New Orleans, blending perfectly with the city’s rich musical tapestry. This genre’s unique instruments and sounds are about to come alive in the most magical way, thanks to some furry and feathery friends. Let’s meet the critters who’ll be bringing the sounds of Rara to life in Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.

Critters in Tiana's Bayou Adventure

Octavia the Bobcat: The Adventurous Horn Player

First up is Octavia, a bobcat kitten with a penchant for adventure and a talent for playing the vaksin, a single-note horn that’s a staple in Rara music. Octavia’s fearless nature and love for climbing trees are only matched by her passion for music. This little daredevil is sure to capture your heart with her bravery and melodies.

Critters in Tiana's Bayou Adventure

Pawpaw the Bobcat: The Wise Mentor

Pawpaw isn’t just any bobcat; he’s Octavia’s devoted grandfather and the one who taught her the art of the vaksin. With a philosophy that everything eventually works out, Pawpaw’s wisdom and experience are as vast as the bayou itself. His dedication to making Octavia smile is a testament to the deep bonds that tie these critter characters together.

Critters in Tiana's Bayou Adventure

Claude: The Louisiana Black Bear

Claude, the Louisiana Black Bear, is a true “salt of the mound” character. A tinkerer at heart, Claude’s inventions might make you chuckle, but his horn-playing skills are no joke. Alongside him is Bernadette, his mate, who finds joy in the simple pleasures of bayou life, whether it’s playing her horn or enjoying a splash with their cub, Sebastián. This bear family’s love for music and each other is as deep as the bayou itself.

Critters in Tiana's Bayou Adventure

Bernadette: The Louisiana Black Bear

Bernadette, Claude’s mate, who finds joy in the simple pleasures of bayou life, whether it’s playing her horn or enjoying a splash with their cub, Sebastián. This bear family’s love for music and each other is as deep as the bayou itself.

Critters in Tiana's Bayou Adventure

Sebastián: The Drumming Cub

Sebastián may be a “mama’s cub,” but he marches to the beat of his own drum—literally. Opting for drums over horns, Sebastián’s curiosity and adventurous spirit make him the perfect companion for Octavia. Together, they explore the wonders of the bayou, from its tiniest insects to its most intriguing mushrooms.

Critters in Tiana's Bayou Adventure

Phina the Gray Fox: The Energetic Innovator

Last but certainly not least, Phina the Gray Fox brings her drumming skills and boundless energy to the band. Always brimming with new ideas, Phina’s optimism and creativity shine through in everything she does. Her friends cherish her unique perspective, making her an invaluable member of the critter crew.

A Sneak Peek at the Attraction Poster

Excited yet? You’ll be thrilled to know that some of these critters will also grace the Walt Disney World attraction poster, hinting at the spectacular performance awaiting in Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. And guess what? There are still more critters to be revealed!

Stay tuned for next week’s announcement, where Disney will unveil the last group of talented critters. Whether you’re visiting Disney World this summer or Disneyland Resort later this year, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure promises to be a musical journey like no other. So, get ready to cheer on your favorite critters and immerse yourself in the sounds of the bayou. The adventure is just beginning!

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I’m a die-hard Disney fan with 38 years of visits under my belt, having stepped into Disney World 120+ times. Proud to be a Disney Annual Passholder, a Vacation Club member since ’92, a Castaway Club Member, and a runDisney enthusiast. Oh, and I’ve graduated from the Disney College of Knowledge. Need Disney insights or planning tips? I’m your guy!