Today we celebrate 50 years of Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room!
The attraction opened on June 23, 1963 and was the very first to use Audio-Animatronic technology! It was originally sponsored by United Airlines until 1976 when sponsorship passed over to Dole Food Company, which remains the sponsor to this day.
According to the book Disneyland Detective, the cast of birds is as follows:
-54 singing orchids
-4 totem poles
-12 tiki drummers
-24 singing masks
-7 birds of paradise (the plant variety)
-9 forktail birds
-20 assorted tropical birds
I have personally viewed the Enchanted Tiki Room on my first trip to Disney World back in 1995. However, I have not seen it on my last few trips due to my daughter being afraid of birds!! Maybe one day she’ll be able to enjoy the history and magnificence that is the Enchanted Tiki Room.
“In the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room…….”