The attraction "Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room” is a pioneer in the animation used by Disneyland parks, did you know? That's because they were used audio-animatronics, that is, robots that simulate both animals and people.
Animatronic dolls were even invented by Disney itself.
The show debuted in 1963, almost 60 years ago, at Disneyland Park, in California. Later, in 1971 – eight years later – the attraction opened to the public, this time at Magic Kingdom, in Orlando.
Initially in Florida it was given a slightly different identity as there were certain changes to its pre-show.
It was known as Tropical Serenade and worked until 1997, when it was revamped and emerged as The Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management) in 1998. However, a fire destroyed it in January 2011.
Soon after that, in the same year, the attraction was reopened as “Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room”. And it still works today, almost ten years ago.
Shall we talk a little more about it?
Enchanted Tiki Room details
This is a relatively polarized attraction in terms of being a popular attraction.
A lot of people hate it and some people love it.
And honestly, we don't know many people who love it. Let's see how she is.
It basically consists of a musical presentation inspired by the American tiki culture. That is, they are exotic/tropical birds, Tiki gods and many colors, the latter celebrated musically.
You can even sing with the birds, flowers and the Tikis statues (the dolls/robots) in these Polynesian paradise portrayed in the Disney attraction.
After the makeover in 1998, however, turning into The Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management), more dolls joined the cast. Altogether, there are more than 225 artists choreographed in audio-animatronics, according to the official website of Disney attraction.
Most are birds, but they also have flowers.
Both have their own custom moves thanks to technology.
There are a variety of colors that are very interesting and hook you. The reality that the “little robots” goes through is impressive and, therefore, worth seeing.
In the cast of the old attraction, there was the bird Iago, from Aladdin, and also the Zazu, from The Lion King. But in the current version you don't find them anymore.
The show lasts, on average, 15 minutes, not much longer than that.
It's not a very popular attraction, so there's not a lot of queue and you won't have to "waste" as much time to wait and watch.
It is very quiet, without adrenaline, but with a lot of beauty.
In turn, it is intended for children and the whole family, without a doubt. For lovers of nature and culture, it is recommended because it is realistic, completely technological and different.
The attraction at Magic Kingdom
Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room is located at number 18 on the park map (below), in the area called Adventureland, to the left of the park entrance.
However, it is important to understand that, due to the tastes and curiosities of each one, this attraction may not be as exciting as others in the park.
As many people who go to Magic Kingdom are looking for unforgettable experiences, perhaps this one doesn't fit that category.
It's nice to watch, enjoy, spend time and rest, if you really need it.
The parks are all very large and the Magic Kingdom is no different. If you prefer, this can be an attraction to go later in the afternoon/early evening until the start of the unmissable fireworks display.
So remember to make a plan – we’ve already done an amazing post from ideal script for the Magic Kingdom – and enjoy the day at the park!
Finally, watch a snippet of the attraction:
Our opinion of the Tiki Room
Undoubtedly, the Enchated Tiki Room is not one of the Magic Kingdom's must-see attractions.
In fact, the very fact that it is in the Magic Kingdom makes it less prioritized, since it is the park with the greatest attraction offers among all Disney parks.
That said, we believe that if you have time to spare between attractions on your trip, it could be an option for you and your family.
Remembering that on hot days, attractions where you can sit and with air conditioning are always very welcome!
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