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The Bayou of New Orleans is one of the central locations in Disney's 2009 animated feature film The Princess and the Frog.


The bayou is, in the film, presented as a mystical and mysterious place, that can be both warm and welcoming, but also dark and dangerous. It is the home to various flora, as well as unique and quirky fauna, such as gators (most notably the trumpet-playing alligator, Louis), a massive family of seemingly magical fireflies (the most notable of which being Ray), and the kindly voodoo priestess, Mama Odie, who is well known among the bayou's inhabitants, and has even been dubbed the "Voodoo Queen of the Bayou".


The Princess and the Frog

After being transformed into frogs by a curse of the evil Dr. Facilier, Tiana and Naveen accidentally find themselves lost in the bayou, being attacked by a heron and a horde of alligators and in the midst. They find refuge in an old hollow tree, and the following day, the meet Louis the gator who offers to guide them to Mama Odie, in order to break the spell. Along the way, they meet and befriend Ray the firefly, and despite various obstacles, manage to find Mama, who advises the two to return to New Orleans to kiss a princess in order to break the spell. The group does so by traveling along one of the passing riverboats heading to the city for Mardi Gras.

Later on, Tiana, Naveen, and Louis returned to the bayou with a deceased Ray, who was killed by Dr. Facilier and given a proper funeral by his friends and family.

Just before the finale, Tiana and Naveen (still frogs) have a wedding ceremony in the bayou, where they return to their human forms as a result of Tiana becoming a princess through marriage, with the kiss shared with Naveen breaking the spell.

Places of Interest

  • Mama Odie's Tree - The home of Mama Odie, located in the deepest, darkest part of the bayou.
  • Bayou Wedding Chapel - An area where Tiana and Naveen's wedding is held. It is noticeably different, in terms of appearance with the rest of the bayou, with bright variants of gold, yellow, and greens shining throughout.
  • The frog hunters' cabin - The home of local hunters, Reggie, Darnell, and Two Fingers, only seen during the end credits of the film.


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Films and Television: The Princess and the Frog (soundtrack/video) • A Poem Is...Tiana

Video Games: The Princess and the FrogKinect: Disneyland AdventuresDisney Princess Enchanting StorybooksDisney UniverseDisney Princess: My Fairytale AdventureDisney Sorcerer's ArenaDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Books: The Art of The Princess and the FrogDisney Princess Beginnings
Music: Bayou Boogie

Disney Parks
Club VillainCastle of Magical DreamsMidship Detective AgencyPrincess Fairytale HallSorcerers of the Magic KingdomTiana's Bayou Adventure

Entertainment: Disney's BelieveDisney's Showtime SpectacularMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey's Royal Friendship FaireMickey and the Magical MapMickey and the Wondrous BookThe Golden MickeysThe Starlit Princess WaltzTiana’s Mardi Gras CelebrationTiana's Showboat JubileeVillains Tonight!
Parade: Disney Pirate or Princess: Make Your ChoiceDisney Stars on ParadeDreams.... And Shine Brighter!Festival of Fantasy ParadeMagic HappensMain Street Electrical ParadeMickey's Soundsational ParadeMickey and Friends Celebration
Firework: Disney Dreams!Disney EnchantmentHappily Ever AfterHarmonioUSILLUMINATE! A Nighttime CelebrationMomentousWonderful World of Animation
Halloween: Celebrate the MagicDisney's Maleficious Halloween PartyDr Facilier's Carnival-LoweenFrightfully Fun ParadeHocus Pocus Villain SpelltacularIt's Good to be Bad with the Disney VillainsLet's Get WickedMickey’s Halloween Treat CavalcadeThe Disney Villains Halloween ShowtimeThe Nightmare ExperimentVillains GroveVillains Mix and MingleWorld of Color: Villainous!
Christmas: Royal Christmas Wishes

TianaPrince NaveenRayLouisMama OdieJujuDr. FacilierLawrenceCharlotte La BouffEudoraJamesEli La BouffEvangelineReggie, Darnell, and Two FingersStellaThe Fenner BrothersFacilier's Friends on the Other SideFacilier's ShadowFirefly FamilyAlligatorsGeorgia
Facilier's TalismanMama Odie's WandMama Odie's Gumbo Cauldron
New OrleansBayou of New OrleansMama Odie's TreeTiana's PalaceMaldoniaDr. Facilier's Voodoo EmporiumDuke's CaféTiana's Home
Original songs: Down in New OrleansAlmost ThereFriends on the Other SideWhen We're HumanGonna Take You ThereMa Belle EvangelineDig a Little DeeperNever Knew I Needed

Bayou Boogie: Everyday PrincessLive To See You SmileShadow ManDo What I Wanna DoWhen You're In Love You'll UnderstandZippin' To The ZydecoI Was Born To Blow This HornPlay With The BandNight and DayLife In The SwampLove is a Magical MysterySing Away The BluesMama Odie's Kitchen Song

See Also
Disney RevivalElectric Holiday