2017 Training Stats

Miles Completed = 29.01
(Run/Walked = 29.01, Biked = 0.0, Elliptical = 0.0)


Monday, November 7, 2011

Countdown to 2012 WDW Marathon Weekend #58

#58 - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room

From the Walt Disney World website:

Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room, which has also been known as Tropical Serenade, has entertained millions since the Sunshine Pavilion first opened its doors on October 1, 1971 in Magic Kingdom Park. In 1998, following substantial refurbishment, it re-launched as The Enchanted Tiki Room—Under New Management, with 2 famous birds—Iago from Disney's Aladdin and Zazu from Disney's The Lion King—taking control to spruce up the show.

Re-Imagined and Re-Opened in August 2011
Now, the "new management" has been let go and the future of the Adventureland landmark is in the wings and wit of JosĂ©, Fritz, Michael and Pierre—four crooning parrot hosts who ushered in sophisticated Audio-Animatronics technology at Disneyland Park in 1963 at The Enchanted Tiki Room.

Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room at Walt Disney World Resort pays tribute to the original Disneyland show, maintaining the original intent created by Walt Disney and his original team of Imagineers. At the same time, it features some modern technology—a state-of-the-art show-control system, remastered audio, and a new versatile and energy-efficient lighting system.

The Show
This lively revue showcases a colorful menagerie of flowers, tikis and 200 performing Audio-Animatronic birds. Take a seat in a cool tropical pavilion, sit back and watch these enchanted performers assemble along the ceiling of the circular theater. As the lights go down, the birds spring into action with a melodic musical performance.

After all these years, this unique show still offers magical touches and delightful surprises. Even the audience gets into the act, joining in during the ditty "Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing."

The Setting
The Sunshine Pavilion is located in the 9-tiered tower in the Adventureland central hub, just west of the spinning Magic Carpets of Aladdin.

Why am I looking forward to visiting this attraction?
I have always been a fan of the Tiki Room.  Yes, even with Zazu and Iago (although not my favorite).  I'm looking forward to seeing how it's been returned to a more original state. 

This attraction is one that is a great break during the day.  It's cool, dark and relatively calm.  I love watching the birds breathe and the tikis are my favorite as they chant and sing.


Rae! said...

The last time we were at the world we got to see the original. It was nice. My kids never have seen it this way. They love it. Calm and fun. As I remember it from when I was a kid.

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