Experience one of Walt’s favorite creations in the Enchanted Tiki Room in Adventureland, where you can hear tropical birds and tiki gods show off their musical and rhythmical talent.
- The show features a preshow a few minutes before the show starts, which is pretty cute and worth seeing.
- This ride is definitely a must see- full of classic Disney nostalgia and it’s just plain fun!
- Also, it’s air conditioned with comfortable seating, and also does not have long waits.
- For those of you who haven’t been in the past year, the Under New Management version of the ride with Iago and Zazu has been replaced with the original after a fire broke out.
- The show is about 15 minutes long.
- At the bottom of two perches, a Mickey is hidden. One is to the left as you enter, and the other is to the right as you exit.
- On the statue to the right of the entrance, Mickeys are formed on the tiki god’s face.
- This attraction first opened in 1963 in Disneyland and was the first attraction ever to feature audio-animatronics. Which is pretty damn impressive. It was originally sponsored by United Airlines.
- The original WDW version (which was identical to the Disneyland one) was opened with the park and was called Tropical Serenade.
- The original plan for ETR was for it to be a restaurant with birds serenading the guests. The fountain in the middle was intended to be a coffee station, and still has storage built in it!
- The ride technology for ETR when it first opened was so incredible that traffic jams were caused in Adventureland because people wanted to catch a glimpse of the barker bird, Juan.
- There are over 150 audio-animatronics part of the Tiki Room “cast” and 314 figures altogether. All of them are originals from the first.
- The attraction’s theme song, among others, was written by the legendary Sherman Brothers.
- The late Jerry Orbach (Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast) voices the most recent Pierre, and Wally Boag, Fulton Burley, and Thurl Ravenscroft voice Jose, Michael, and Fritz respectively.