Wednesday, April 07, 2010

The Enchantment of The Tiki Room

On June 23, 1963, Disneyland opened its first attraction to feature Audio-Animatronics. The attraction was originally sponsored by United Airlines and was entitled, "The Enchanted Tiki Room". The whole concept was rooted in an era when all things Polynesian were popular and as a result, the attraction was an immediate hit. The idea is simple: a Hawaiian-themed musical show "hosted" by four lifelike macaws. There's "José", voiced by Wally Boag; "Michael", voiced by Fulton Burley; "Pierre", voiced by Ernie Newton andv"Fritz" whose German accent is provided by the great, Thurl Ravenscroft (who also voices Hawaiian god "Tangaroa" near the attraction's entrance). If you attended "The Enchanted Tiki Room" in the late 60s and wished you could take the experience home with you, the entire show was released on an album that was sold at the park. The first side was "The Enchanted Tiki Room" while the flip side gave you the soundtrack to "The Adventurous Jungle Cruise". That's today's sharity! Here is the original soundtrack to both of those attractions! BTW, the attraction in Anaheim still features the original voices while the one in Orlando features newly recorded voices and has new songs that reflect newer disney characters and films. The name has even been changed to "The Enchanted Tiki Room: Under New Management"! Anyway, here's "The Enchanted Tiki Room". Enjoy!

The Enchanted Tiki Room


Patty said...

Gosh I remember this song from way back in the day!

Tiki Lika said...

Thanks! This was a nice treat for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

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