The Enchanted Tiki Room

Themed Attraction
1313 Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, California, United States
Ph: (714) 781-4565 - Website
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Opened in 1963
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
Tangaroa Terrace, Anaheim 0.5 mi
0.7 km
Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar, Anaheim 0.5 mi
0.7 km
Akua Motor Inn, Anaheim 3.4 mi
5.4 km
Billy's at the Beach, Newport Beach 13.2 mi
21.3 km
Bamboo Ben, Huntington Beach 10.0 mi
16.1 km
ad, 192, 193
illustration, 194-195
picture, 192-194
shirt, 195
souvenir, 195
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Start of the show at The Enchanted Tiki Room in Anaheim
June 2011, photo by Humuhumu
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Humuhumu’s description:
This attraction in the Adventureland section of Disneyland was Walt Disney's first use of Audio-Animatronics for an attraction, and has over 225 fully automated, moving figures. It was originally developed as an attraction for the New York 1964 World's Fair, but when the sponsor fell through, the show was changed and planned for Disneyland instead. An early development concept was that this would be a Polynesian restaurant, but when the attraction was still in design, it was decided that turnover in the restaurant would be an issue -- the fear was that patrons would be so fascinated with the moving and talking birds and tikis that they wouldn't ever leave their table. Instead, the attraction was made into the 17 minute seated show you see today.

The attraction had fallen into poor condition in recent years. Due to pressure from online campaigns and the attraction's sponsor, Dole Pineapple, the Enchanted Tiki Room underwent some much-needed repairs, but continued to be in a state of decay. Fortunately, in 2004 and 2005 the Enchanted Tiki Room was closed for an extensive restoration, and today is looking beautiful, and attendance has increased substantially. Enchanted Tiki Room merchandise has been a big seller for Disneyland in recent years.

Enchanted Tiki Rooms with different shows can also be found at Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland.

From the early '60s into the early '90s, Adventureland also had the Tahitian Terrace, a restaurant with a dinner show, located next to the Enchanted Tiki Room.

How to find it:
The Enchanted Tiki Room is inside of Disneyland. It is just to your left as you enter Adventureland.
Parking:
If you're visiting Disneyland for the day, use the Mickey & Friends lot. Check the website for current rates, at this writing it's $12 for a normal-size vehicle. If you're just popping in, there is three hours of free parking at the Downtown Disney parking lot.
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June 9, 2009, 11:30 PM
Ever since going to Disneyland as a young child, the Enchanted Tiki Room was one of my favorite attractions. I would drive my father crazy wanting to go to it over and over, again. Then after we had been to Disneyland I would sing the Tiki Tiki Tiki Room for days to follow. I wish I still had my Enchanted Tiki Room record, but it was lost at some time during my childhood.

No matter how many times I went into the Enchanted Tiki Room the anticipation of waiting in the lanai area for it to be our turn to go in and see the show again always made me so excited. I loved hearing the Hawai'ian and Exotica music that was being played and watching the Hawai'ian gods around the outside of the Tiki Room spin their tales of Hawai'ian myths. After each show, I would insist that we stop at the Dole snack bar and get the frozen dessert, Dole Whip.
tiki kupcake has visited The Enchanted Tiki Room.

April 17, 2010, 5:44 PM
Whenever I visit D-Land with the family, our first stop is the Enchanted Tiki Room. A must!
Zombieki has visited The Enchanted Tiki Room.

July 24, 2010, 11:53 AM
It makes me so happy that the Enchanted Tiki Room is still around - one of the only parts of Disneyland (I guess) that hasn't been modernized at all. For tiki lovers, it's a feast for the eyes and ears. The show itself is very silly. That being said, we went last year, and by the end of the 17 minutes, the audience was completely entranced and even tough-looking grown men were singing along quietly with the "Tiki Room" song. So there really is something magical about it!
Wild Man of Wongo has visited The Enchanted Tiki Room.

June 23, 2011, 4:24 PM
Today is the 48th birthday of Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room!!
Lisa is a semi-regular at The Enchanted Tiki Room.

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