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The Park: Disneyland, Anaheim, 1963

When Walt visited the Park, he always created quite a stir behind the scenes. As soon as he drove through the back gate, the offices were abuzz. Phones would ring “Walt’s in the Park! “, “Who’s he talking to?” “Where is he now??” To us, he was like a Greek god, a towering figure of creativity, irascible and fierce in his pursuit of excellence, and a fount of originality.

So when late one Friday afternoon I was abruptly assigned to be his go-fer for the press opening of the Enchanted Tiki Room I almost fainted with excitement. I was to follow him and Mrs. Disney around the Park, at the ready to run an errand, find him a phone (no cell phones then), or deliver a message.

Most of the employees had seen a preview of the Enchanted Tiki Room and already knew how exciting this new attraction was. This was the first demonstration of “audio-animatronics” which enabled inanimate objects to speak, to sing, and to move about. It was magical.
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Behind the Scenes at Restored Enchanted Tiki Room

Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room in the Sunshine Pavilion at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom – boy that’s a mouthful – officially returns to Central Florida today after a fire evicted the much despised new management version. The update features new state of the art… Read More »Behind the Scenes at Restored Enchanted Tiki Room

Tiki Room Queue Returns to Original Pre-Show

If you remember Clyde and Claud the humorous pair of Toucan’s that used to greet guests as they waited on line for the Enchanted Tiki Room to start, then you’ll be happy with the new pre-show. That’s because it is the exact same show you… Read More »Tiki Room Queue Returns to Original Pre-Show

The Enchanted Tiki Room Returns To Roost This August

Disney’s rehashing a bit of previously announced news here, but it’s good news, so I’m all aboard. The Enchanted Tiki Room will be ditching the ‘New Management’ and returning to a show that is clearly rooted in the traditional, original, show. Some nearby areas of Adventureland are also rumored to be getting a touch up.

The big date is now targeted for August 15th. Which, sadly is a Monday, but I guess I can head down after work. Will anyone else be going?

Read the rest of Disney’s press release below the jump:

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Update on Tiki Room Fire

Just a quick update on some rumors swirling around the fire that took place at the Enchanted Tiki Room earlier this week. The original word from Disney was that it was just a small attic fire with only some minor damaged caused by water from… Read More »Update on Tiki Room Fire