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The Enchanted Tiki Room contains Walt Disney's first Audio-Animatronic performers, a rowdy, rousing cast of 225 all-talking,
all-singing, all-whistling birds, flowers, masks, drummers, and tiki poles.

Once Walt had solved the problem of animating three-demensional figures, he thought of putting a Chinese restaurant in Adventureland where a audio-animatronic Confucius-like character would amuse the diners by spouting Oriental words of wisdom.

This expanded into a more elaborate idea of staging a dinner show featuring a cast of performing birds. The notion of a restaurant was dropped, as it proved to not be practical for Disneyland.

What was left was a 17-minute revue with an Audio-Animatronics cast. The Enchanted Tiki Room, "overflowing with the color and spirit of the islands," opened in 1963.

Four avian emcees -- Jose, Micheal, Pierre, and Fritz -- lead a company of animated orchids, bird-of-paradise flowers, parrots, macaws, toucans, cockatoos, carved wooden tiki poles, tiki drummers, and masks.

After all these years, this unique show still offers magical touches and delightful surprises.

The Tiki gods that can be seen in and around the showroom are fashioned after the mythological Tiki gods of the Polynesian Islands - particularly Hawaii, Fiji, Tonga, and the Cook Islands.

This musical show includes the songs wonderful music of the famous Sherman brothers, Richard and Robert. Musical numbers include "The Hawaiian War Chant," "Let's All Sing (Like the Birdies Sing)," "Aloha to You," and, of course, the show's theme song, "In the Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room" plus others.

 
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