A new Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room ornament has flown into Walt Disney World. We found it at Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe in Magic Kingdom.
Enchanted Tiki Room Ornament – $24.99
The Sketchbook ornament sees Fritz, one of the masters of ceremonies of Enchanted Tiki Room, perched in a nook of one of the singing tiki totem poles.
The ornament comes with a detachable golden ribbon that clips onto the top.
Fritz is mostly red, and depicted on the ornament with purple accents. He’s the German host of the show voiced by Thurl Ravenscroft.
The totem pole is brown with blue paint accents and three tropical flowers along the bottom.
Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room was one of the inspirations for a new line of clothing we found at Disney Springs last month. There is also a new Enchanted Tiki Room and Dole Whip Loungefly bag.
Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room opened at Disneyland Park in 1963. Tropical Serenade, which was identical except for the pre-show, was an opening day attraction at Magic Kingdom.
Tropical Serenade closed in 1997 to become The Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management) featuring Iago from “Aladdin” and Zazu from “The Lion King.” Though this version of the show was widely disliked, it remained in place until an attic fire in 2011. The original version of the show was then mostly restored and named Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room.
Another identical version of Enchanted Tiki Room was an opening day attraction at Tokyo Disneyland in 1983. In 1999, it became The Enchanted Tiki Room: Now Playing “Get the Fever!” In 2008, this version was replaced with The Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents Aloha e Komo Mai!
Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room is hosted by four macaws: José, Michael, Pierre, and Fritz. The show is approximately 15 minutes long and has about 150 audio-animtronics. It features original music by the Sherman Brothers. At Disneyland, it was sponsored by United Airlines from 1963 to 1976, and has been sponsored by Dole Foods of Dole Whip ever since. At Walt Disney World, it was sponsored by Florida Citrus Growers until 1986.
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