Monday, June 23, 2008
Tiki Enchanted Today...
Forty-five years ago today the Enchanted Tiki Room opened up in Disneyland...
It was the first ride to use Audio-Animatronic figures and was revolutionary concept at a time when people thought jet backpacks were just around the corner.
Posted by Honor Hunter at 12:07 AM
Labels: Audio-Animatronics, DL, Enchanted Tiki Room, Imagineering, Opening, WDI, WED
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Here's to one of the greats. It's the only true version of The Enchanted Tiki Room left and it is still an amazing spectacle. They don't make them like they used to. I hope Disneyland has a big celebration for the Tiki Room's 50the anniversary since it is the first audio-animatronic attraction. Audio Animatronics may be 50 years old, but I will take them over the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage projections any day of the week. Audio Animatronics are still great and cutting edge.
There was a line all the way down Main Street and wrapped around the central hub of Disneyland of people waiting to get a souvenir Tiki Bird signed by the original artists.
I personally wouldn't stand for several hours in the 90+ degree heat for a signed anything.
Wow, the line for Tiki room anniversary merch was really long. I can't believe all those people would wait in
such a big line for that...I guess I underestimated the size of the Disney[land] fan community, there are a lot of us!
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