Ah, the Enchanted Tiki Room… that magical place where “the birds sing words and the flowers croon”. Okay, so magical maybe isn’t the right word. Maybe the word I’m looking for is “air-conditioned”. Never underestimate the power of an air conditioned room in the middle of summer in Florida. Anyhow… back to the Tiki Room.
The Enchanted Tiki Room was one of Disney’s first attempts at anamatronics. The show stayed the same at both Disneyland and Disney World for a long time, until finally the imagineers at Walt Disney World decided a new story line was in order. So they brought in the big guns… Zazu from The Lion King and Iago from Aladin. (more…)