Sunday, December 21, 2014

Tiki Room!

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #221: Dole Whipped! is named after the delicious treat you can get at Disneyland and Walt Disney World near the Tiki Room!

In 1963 the Anaheim California version of the attraction, entitled "Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room" opened. It was the first attraction to feature Audio-Animatronics, a WED Enterprises patented invention.

There is a Dole pineapple stand outside the attraction where you can buy Dole Whips and other pineapple treats:

A virtually identical version (with a new pre-show) opened at Walt Disney World in 1971. As Dana mentioned, it was called Tropical Serenade:

This attraction had an Orange stand called Sunshine Tree Terrace:

They also had a costumed Orange Bird character:

On the other side of Adventureland there is a Pineapple stand called Aloha Isle:

 Where you can get (among other things) an Orange Dole Whip:

In 1998 the attraction was re-themed (in Florida only) to a new show called "Enchanted Tiki Room: Under New Management".

This show featured much of the old show, but was now hosted by Iago from Aladdin and Zazu from The Lion King:

In January 2011 a small fire broke out in the attraction. When it reopened it returned to the original show (sans Iago and Zazu) and was re-titled "Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room" (ditching the "Tropical Serenade" name Dana mentioned.)

Plus, Sunshine Terrace reopened:
Where you can get Orange Bird cups:
Also of note, Tokyo has a version that includes Stitch:

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