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Encyclopedia > Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room
Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room
Designer WED Enterprises
Attraction type Theater in the round featuring audio-animatronic characters
Theme Polynesia
Hosted by José (Wally Boag), Michael (Fulton Burley), Pierre (Ernie Newton) and Fritz (Thurl Ravenscroft)
Ride duration 16 minutes
Audio-animatronics Over 150 animated characters
Pre-show duration 10 minutes
Disneyland
Land Adventureland
Opening date June 23, 1963
Sponsored by United Airlines (1963), Dole Foods
Handicapped/disabled access Wheelchair accessible.
Tropical Serenade
Magic Kingdom
Land Adventureland
Opening date October 1, 1971
Closing date 1998
Sponsored by Florida Citrus Growers
Handicapped/disabled access Wheelchair accessible.
Tokyo Disneyland
Sponsored by Dole Foods
Handicapped/disabled access Wheelchair accessible.
This article is about Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room an attraction at Disneyland park. For the attraction at the Magic Kingdom see The Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management).

Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room is an attraction in Disneyland at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Image File history File links Walt Disneys Enchanted Tiki Room Poster This is a copyrighted poster. ... WED Enterprises (WED), was formed as a separate company from Walt Disney Studios by Walt Disney in the late 1940s/early 1950s. ... Theater in the round is a type of theater stage design. ... Audio-Animatronics or just animatronics is a form of robotics created by Disneys Imagineers for several shows and attractions at Disney theme parks, and subsequently expanded on and used by other companies. ... Carving from the ridgepole of a Māori house, ca 1840 Polynesia (from Greek: πολύς many, νῆσος island) is a large grouping of over 1,000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean. ... Wally Boag constructing one of his signature Boagaloons at the Golden Horseshoe Revue in the early 1970s. ... Fulton Burley is an Irish-American performer, most widely known for his work in Disneyland. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Ravenscrofts 1970 gospel album Great Hymns in Story and Song Thurl Arthur Ravenscroft (February 6, 1914 – May 22, 2005) was an American voice actor and singer with a deep, booming voice. ... Audio-Animatronics is the registered trademark for a form of robotics created by Walt Disney Imagineering for shows and attractions at Disney theme parks, and subsequently expanded on and used by other companies. ... WHAT ARE YOU DOING AFTER YOU WIN THE SUPPER BOWL??? // I AM GOING TO DISNET WORLD This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Adventureland is one of the themed lands at the many Magic Kingdom-style parks run by The Walt Disney Company around the world. ... June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... United Airlines, also known as United Air Lines, Inc. ... Dole Food Company, Inc. ... Image File history File links Wheelchair. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 380 × 599 pixels Full resolution (744 × 1173 pixel, file size: 199 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Cropped from a picture that I took. ... The Magic Kingdom is a theme park within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando. ... Adventureland is one of the themed lands at the many Magic Kingdom-style parks run by The Walt Disney Company around the world. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links Wheelchair. ... Tokyo Disneyland ) is one of two theme parks in the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. ... Dole Food Company, Inc. ... Image File history File links Wheelchair. ... The Magic Kingdom is a theme park within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando. ... The Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management), a modified version of Walt Disneys Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland, is an attraction located in The Magic Kingdom theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... WHAT ARE YOU DOING AFTER YOU WIN THE SUPPER BOWL??? // I AM GOING TO DISNET WORLD This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California is a major recreational resort (owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company), and is home to two theme parks, three hotels, and a shopping and entertainment area. ... Location of Anaheim within Orange County, California Coordinates: Country United States State California County Orange Government  - Mayor Curt Pringle Area  - City  50. ...


The attraction opened on June 23, 1963 and was the first to feature Audio-Animatronics, a WED Enterprises patented invention. The attraction's first commercial sponsor was United Airlines but sponsorship soon passed over to Hawaii's Dole Food Company who remains the sponsor to the present day. Dole also provides the unique Dole Whip soft-serve frozen dessert sold at a snack bar near the entrance. June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Audio-Animatronics is the registered trademark for a form of robotics created by Walt Disney Imagineering for shows and attractions at Disney theme parks, and subsequently expanded on and used by other companies. ... WED Enterprises (WED), was formed as a separate company from Walt Disney Studios by Walt Disney in the late 1940s/early 1950s. ... United Airlines, also known as United Air Lines, Inc. ... Dole Food Company, Inc. ... Dole Whip and Dole Whip float as served at Disneyland Dole Whip is a soft-serve frozen dessert available at individual ice-cream vendors all over the US and most notably at Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and at Dole Foods processing plant in Hawaii. ...


The attraction was at first separated from Disneyland insofar as Walt Disney personally owned it through his own company, WED Enterprises, instead of the rest of Disneyland which was and still is owned by the Walt Disney Company (then Walt Disney Productions). The show was originally going to be a restaurant featuring Audio-Animatronic birds serenading guests as they ate and drank. The "magic fountain" at the room's center was originally planned as a coffee station (there is still a storage compartment within the base of the fountain) and the restaurant would have shared its kitchen with the now-defunct Tahitian Terrace in Adventureland and the Plaza Pavilion restaurant at the corner of Main Street, U.S.A. since all three are actually part of the same building. Since ownership of the attraction was separate from the rest of the park, a nominal admission charge of $0.75 was levied. Main Street, USA, at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World Main Street, U.S.A. is the welcoming and entrance area of the many Disney Magic Kingdom-style parks around the world. ...


Since computers have played a central role in the attraction since its inception, Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room was also Disneyland's first fully air-conditioned building. The attraction opened in an era when all things Polynesian were popular and was an immediate hit. It houses a Hawaiian-themed musical show "hosted" by four lifelike macaws whose plumage matches their implied countries of origin. "José" is red, white and green and speaks with a Mexican accent, voiced by Wally Boag; "Michael" is white and green with an Irish brogue, voiced by Fulton Burley; "Pierre" is red, white, blue and has a French accent courtesy of the voice talents of Ernie Newton while red, black and white "Fritz" has a German accent provided by Thurl Ravenscroft, who also voices Hawaiian god "Tangaroa" near the attraction's entrance. The four macaws as well as all the other birds are plumed with real feathers with the exception of chest plumage. The chests are covered in custom-woven cashmere which allows the figures to "breathe" in a lifelike manner. The choice came quite by accident; in a planning meeting, one employee wore a cashmere sweater which moved at the elbows exactly the way the engineers envisioned. Polynesian culture refers to the aboriginal culture of the Polynesian-speaking peoples of Polynesia and the Polynesian outliers. ... Genera Ara Anodorhynchus Cyanopsitta Primolius Orthopsittaca Diopsittaca For other uses, see Macaw (disambiguation). ... Wally Boag constructing one of his signature Boagaloons at the Golden Horseshoe Revue in the early 1970s. ... Fulton Burley is an Irish-American performer, most widely known for his work in Disneyland. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Ravenscrofts 1970 gospel album Great Hymns in Story and Song Thurl Arthur Ravenscroft (February 6, 1914 – May 22, 2005) was an American voice actor and singer with a deep, booming voice. ... Cashmere may refer to: Cashmere wool, wool from the Cashmere goat, which is a type of Asian goat. ...


The presentation features a "cast" of over 250 talking, singing and dancing birds, flowers, the aforementioned magic fountain, tiki drummers and tiki totem poles that perform the attraction's signature tunes, The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room by the Sherman Brothers and Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing. The finale has every Audio-Animatronic figure performing a rousing version of Hawaiian War Chant. The choice of exit music is somewhat unusual, namely an arrangement of Heigh Ho from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs with lyrics thanking guests for watching the show and which hurry them along on their way to the exit. So innovative was the technology by 1963 standards that an Audio-Animatronic talking "barker" bird once located near the walkway to beckon visitors inside caused enormous traffic jams of visitors trying to catch a glimpse of it. Totem poles are carved from great trees, most often Western Redcedar, along the Pacific coast of North America. ... The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room is the official song of the Enchanted Tiki Room. ... Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman at the London Palladium in 2002 during the premiere of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Stage Musical. ... Hawaiian War Chant was an American popular song whose original melody was written in 1860 by Prince Leleiohaku as Kaua i ka Huahuai or We Two in the Spray. ... Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 animated feature, the first produced by Walt Disney Productions. ... A barker is a person who attempts to attract patrons to entertainment events, such as a carnival, by exhorting passing public, describing attractions of show and emphasizing variety, novelty, beauty, or some other feature believed to incite listeners to attend entertainment. ...


While waiting outside in a lanai area for the show to start, visitors are serenaded by Hawaiian music which at one time included that of Martin Denny and Bud Tutmarc. Hawaiian gods are represented as well around the perimeter of the lanai and each has a story to tell via Audio-Animatronics. A brief documentary of the history of the pineapple is presented as well. The story, filmed in the early 1960s and updated at the end with a Macromedia Flash presentation of a parade of Dole products, is shown on a screen on the rear of the roof of the Dole snack bar at the entrance to the lanai. Other than the removal of a minor musical number set to the "Barcarolle" from Jacques Offenbach's opera Tales of Hoffmann and the final verse of Let's All Sing Like The Birdies Sing, the show has remained otherwise unchanged since its 1963 inception due to a stipulation in the sponsorship contract with Dole that the attraction remain unchanged. As such, the attraction is arguably dated. One chorus of Let's All Sing Like The Birdies Sing has José crooning like Bing Crosby, Fritz scat-singing in a gravelly voice like that of Louis Armstrong and Pierre singing like Maurice Chevalier. Still, the attraction remains among the park's most popular. Martin Denny (April 10, 1911 - March 2, 2005) is universally known as the founder and reigning king of exotica music, a type of big band music with Latin rhythms and overtones of Pacific Ocean culture that is largely scorned by critics but was extremely popular in the 1950s and 1960s. ... Hawaiian mythology is a variant of a more general Polynesian mythology. ... // == Macromedia Flash == ==]] Using Macromedia Flash 8 (bundled in Studio 8) in Windows XP. Maintainer: Adobe Systems (formerly Macromedia) Latest release: 8 / September 30th, 2005 OS: Windows (no native Windows XP Professional x64 Edition support), Mac OS X, Linux (i386 only, via wine [1]) Use: Multimedia Content Creator License: Proprietary Website... Jacques Offenbach (20 June 1819 – 5 October 1880), composer and cellist of the Romantic era, was one of the originators of the operetta form. ... The Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. ... Tales of Hoffmann (Les contes dHoffmann) is an opera by Jacques Offenbach. ... Harry Lillis Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... French singer Maurice Chevalier with stars of Hellzapoppin at Expo 67, in Montreal, Quebec. ...


The show re-opened in March 2005 to standing-room-only crowds after a seven-month refurbishment, commissioned by new Disneyland management in a bid to restore the park to its former glory for its 50th birthday. Previous park management had let standards all over the park (and in fact the entire resort) slip; feathers were regularly falling out of the Audio-Animatronics, the thatched roof of the building was breaking away in broad daylight, and the movements of the Audio-Animatronics were noisy and slow. After the renovation, the original show and storyline remained but with a digitally remastered audio (remastered by the same person who remastered A Musical History of Disneyland (2005)), a new sound system both indoors and out, and completely new Audio-Animatronics. These look the same as the previous ones, but have a completely different infrastructure. Updates in technology allowed Walt Disney Imagineering, the descendants of WED Enterprises, to create a show to satisfy 21st century expectations while retaining its classic look and feel. Wikinews has news related to: Disneyland marks 50th anniversary The Happiest Homecoming on Earth is the eighteen-month-long celebration (held through 2005 and 2006) of the fiftieth anniversary of the Disneyland theme park, which opened on July 17, 1955. ... A Musical History of Disneyland (2005) is a collection of music from Disneyland, spanning from opening day to the present. ... Walt Disney Imagineering was formed by entertainment mogul Walt Disney on December 16, 1952 as WED Enterprises (WED: Walter Elias Disney) to develop plans for a theme park and to manage Disneys personal assets. ...

Contents

Attraction Facts and Figures

  • Grand opening: June 23, 1963
  • Designer: WED Enterprises
  • Sponsor: Dole Foods
  • Show length: 16:08
    • Pre-show: 10:00
  • Ride system: Theater presentation with Audio-Animatronics

According to the book Disneyland Detective by Kendra Trahan, the "cast list" breaks down as follows: June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • 54 singing orchids
  • 4 totem poles
  • 12 tiki drummers
  • 24 singing masks
  • 7 birds of paradise (the plant variety)
  • 8 macaws
  • 12 toucans
  • 9 forktail birds
  • 6 cockatoos
  • 20 assorted tropical birds

Orchid re-directs here; for alternate uses see Orchid (disambiguation) Genera Over 800 See List of Orchidaceae genera. ... Genera Andigena Aulacorhynchus Baillonius Pteroglossus Ramphastos Selenidera Toucans are near passerine birds from the neotropics. ... Subfamily Microglossinae Calyptorhynchinae Cacatuinae A cockatoo is any of the 21 bird species belonging to the family Cacatuidae. ...

Cultural References

  • "Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing" is mentioned in the movie Happy Feet.

Happy Feet is an Academy Award-winning Australian-produced computer-animated comedy-drama film, directed by George Miller. ...

See also

Disneyland is a theme park within the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California conceived by Walt Disney. ... This article will replace: List of current Magic Kingdom attractions List of past Magic Kingdom attractions Magic Kingdom entertainment history The Magic Kingdom is a theme park located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... // Main article: Main Street, U.S.A. Main article: Fantasyland Alices Tea Party Castle Carrousel Cinderella Castle Dumbo the Flying Elephant its a small world Mickey Mouse Revue Peter Pans Flight Pinocchios Daring Journey Poohs Hunny Hunt Snow Whites Adventures The Haunted Mansion Cinderella...

External links

  • Disneyland attraction (official website)
  • Video of show posted by copyright holder

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