Posts Tagged ‘Enchanted Tiki Room’

Frozen Singalong II

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

The new Frozen-themed attractions in Disney California Adventure have proved to be even more popular than park management anticipated. Said one person who claims to share sandwiches with park management, “It’s cool how hot they are! (Get it? Cool? Hot?)”

The Frozen singalong performance in the former Muppetvision 3D theater is having trouble meeting demand, so the resort will be opening a second Frozen singalong, this time in Disneyland. “Walt Disney’s Frozen Tiki Room” will begin performances in March, after a month-long refurbishment to upgrade and reprogram the TIki Room’s inhabitants. Changes will include replacing many birds with penguins and puffins, adding frostbite to the plants, reworking the totem polls to resemble the film’s Marshmallow character, replacing the tiki gods with animatronic Olafs, and changing the climactic rainstorm into a snowstorm.

The show’s music will also (obviously) be changed. For example, at the start of the show:

Olaf! Olaf! Its showtime!

In the frozen, frozen, frozen, frozen tiki room,
In the frozen, frozen, frozen, frozen tiki room,
All the birds wear coats and snowmen croon,
In the frozen, frozen, frozen, frozen tiki room.

Welcome to a movie-themed overlay, you lucky people, you.
Our home in Arendelle go the chills today,
So we flew south to be with you.

After much shenanigans and banter, guests will be introduced to the ice-carved Birdmobile and asked to sing along with a new tune, “Do You Want To Find Rosita?” It begins:

Hey what happened to Rosita?
I hope that she’s okay.
She isn’t on the Birdmobile
And now I feel
She might have flown away.

She used to sing so pretty
And now she’s gone.
Was it something that I squawked?

Hey what happened to Rosita?
(At least I think her name’s Rosita.)

The traditional singing of “Heigh Ho” as guests leave the attraction is replaced (of course) by Frozen’s signature song, “Let It Go.” The modified tune ends like this:

Let it snow, let it snow,
While you all leave us in a lurch.
Let it snow, let it snow,
I’m frozen to my perch.
We all sing
In the Tiki way.
What else rhymes with “perch?”

I don’t know so get up and go away.

Photoland: Tikimania!

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Aside from Main Street, the castle, the train, Pirates, the Haunted Mansion, and the Main Street Vehicles, there is no attraction at Disneyland more associated with Walt Disney than the Enchanted Tiki Room.

Photoland: Tikimania! entrance

The entrance to the Tiki Room has changed little over the years and, like today, was often completely empty.

Within the building we find birds…

Photoland: Tikimania! bird

…singing plants…

Photoland: Tikimania! flowers

…and, of course, tikis!

Photoland: Tikimania! tikis

(One thing we don’t find is a anyone willing to let us use a flash or set up flood lights to take pictures, no matter how cool or important to Disney history those pictures are, so these are a little dark. Sorry about that.)

If you compare the old animatronic creatures to the new ones, you can see one important difference: the old Tiki Room figures were entirely pneumatic! They were all converted to electricity some years ago after the park ran out of the original air purchased to run the pneumatic machinery and found that it was prohibitively expensive to replace.

Next up: Temple of the Forbidden Parking