Meet Some of the Characters in Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

Rikki By Rikki3 min read

We’re getting so close to the debut of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure and today we have the opportunity to meet some of the new characters that Guests will see floating along the bayou!

The story goes that Princess Tiana is throwing a party, but she’s in need of a band….well Tiana and Louis are off to the bayou in a last-minute effort to find some musicians. Enter our musical critter band.

Our first encounter introduces the band who are playing “Gonna Take You There.” The song from the film is played in Zydeco style with a fiddle, accordion, washboard, and other instruments. Here’s who makes up the band!   

Meet the Band

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Byhalia the Beaver – Byhalia helps build musical instruments using natural materials from the bayou. She’s a strong-willed percussionist. It’s safe to say Byhalia is the heartbeat of the band, as well as a natural designer and engineer. 

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Gritty the Rabbit – Gritty plays the washboard (a found automobile license plate) with a high-energy flair. It’s the perfect instrument for someone who’s often overzealous and digs to relieve her nerves.  

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Beau the Opossum – You can find her plucking out the low notes with her upright gourd bass, which of course, involves some musical dexterity with her tail. 

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Apollo the Raccoon – Apollo loves transforming abandoned objects into works of musical art – like his squeezebox. He’s particularly close with Rufus and appreciates Rufus’ calm demeanor.  

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Rufus the Turtle – Rufus may be a turtle, but he’s quick to jump into rhythm with his harmonica. He’s genuine and sincere but may come across as a little sarcastic at times with his habitual sighing. Rufus loves going on adventures with Apollo. 

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Timoléon the Otter – Timoléon’s fiddle-playing is inspired by all the ‘kids’ he spends his time around while in the bayou.

If you want to take home some of these new critters, you’ll be able to do so in the form of plushes! Guests will likely be able to buy them at the two new upcoming stores that are coming for Disneyland. One is called Ray’s Beret’s and the other is Louis’ Critter Club. Disney has not shared the names of the store for the Magic Kingdom’s version of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.

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Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will be opening in Walt Disney World later this summer!

Final Thoughts

I love seeing the fact that Disney has created some new intellectual property characters for the attraction. And I’ll remind everyone that if you like seeing things like this, make sure you consider purchasing merchandise

But now, I want to know your thoughts. You can share with me in the comments or on social! Find me on FacebookXYouTubeInstagram, Threads, and TikTok.

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