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An instant icon upon its opening on June 23, 1963, the Enchanted Tiki Room continues to immerse guests in a tropical hideaway as they sing along with the show. Since the opening of Disneyland in 1955, Walt Disney pushed the boundaries of technology and immersion. After returning from a trip with a small mechanical caged bird, Walt asked his Imagineers if they could animate its mouth by combining movement with sound. The innovative team used audio recordings on magnetic tape that, when played back, triggers the vibration of a metal reed. This eventually causes a pneumatic valve to open, along with the bird’s mouth (for example). And thus, the Audio-Animatronic was born!
From Disneyland to Magic Kingdom
In 1959 Hawaii officially become the United States of America’s fiftieth state and suddenly all the tropical, exotic wonders of the South Pacific became all the rage. People had always wanted a piece of a lush, tropical beach paradise and Hawaii suddenly made it feel attainable. Walt wanted to bring a piece of this Polynesian Pie to Disneyland and his original idea was a full-service restaurant with guests dining below tropical birds and plants (though he did have to ensure his Imagineers that these birds would be mechanical so as they didn’t “Poop in the food”.) Ultimately it was decided though that it wasn’t the most appetizing thing to be dining beneath a plethora of birds (Even robotic ones) and the idea for the restaurant was eventually scrapped.
The Enchanted Tiki Room that did eventually open on the 23rd of June 1964 was a marvel for the time, featuring the first ever use of the now famous Disney technology “Audio-Animatronics”. This technology at the time was so futuristic to guests that outside the attraction sat a “Barker Bird” which stopped them in their tracks, actively blocking the entrance of Adventureland. The Enchanted Tiki Room was instantly a smash hit, even with its high ticket price of 75 cents (Compared to E-Ticket attractions at the time such as the Matterhorn which were only 50 cents). So when Imagineers were designing Walt Disney World it was obvious that the enchanting bird-chorus would have a place of honour in the new Magic Kingdom and opened with the park on October 1st 1971, with very little changes made to the show from it’s Disneyland counterpart apart from the name change to “Tropical Serenade”. Magic Kingdom’s version of The Tiki Room played for over 25 years until all of a sudden it was closed for “renovations and updating” on the 1st of September 1997
Changes Were Coming to the Enchanted Tiki Room.
In the 35 years since The Tiki Room and at the approach of the new millennium it’s understandable to imagine that audiences were no longer as enthralled at the singing and dancing bird animatronics. Both versions of the attraction would see changes to try to appeal more so to the 21st Century attention spans. The Disneyland version would see the length of its show cut from 18 minutes down to 14, cutting out much of the fluff. So when it was announced around the same time that the Magic Kingdom’s Tropical Serenade would also see an upcoming closure, people were intrigued as to its future. What would happen to the attraction, would it’s run-time be slashed like Disneyland’s, would it simply be gone and forgotten like 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea or would something entirely different happen? Not too trusting of Disney at the time fans feared the worse, and their fears turned out to be in some ways realised. Disney believed that to reinvigorate the ageing Tiki Room they could call on the help of two birds that had recently entered their portfolio through two of Disney’s most successful films ever. 8 months after the initial closure the Sunshine Pavilion reopened, with very little changes to the exterior apart from a new sign out the front. “The Enchanted Tiki Room: Under New Management” officially opened to guests on the 5th of April 1998.