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The Enchanted Tiki Room

Anaheim, CA
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1313 Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, CA
Opened in 1963
(714) 781-4565

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The Enchanted Tiki Room

9.7

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Decor 9.8
Mood 9.8
Music 9.8
Service 9.6
Tikiness 9.9
Tilt 9.8
Vibe 9.4

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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.
From the early '60s into the early '90s, Adventureland also had the Tahitian Terrace
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Tahitian Terrace
Anaheim, CA
Floor Show, Restaurant & Themed Attraction
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, a restaurant with a dinner show, located next to the Enchanted Tiki Room.

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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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CWGross
CWGross has visited The Enchanted Tiki Room.
January 21, 2016, 2:21 PM
The Enchanted Tiki Room is what made me into a fan of Tiki. Prior to my first trips to Disneyland in 2005 and 2006, I had no particular interest in Tiki, Polynesia, or anything like that. But the charm, whimsy, and, yes, enchantment of the Enchanted Tiki Room completely won me over. Everything about it, from the moment you're standing in line for a Dole Whip to the Tiki gods to the closing notes of the show, is absolutely delightful.

I also enjoy the fact that it is wholesome and fanciful. I enjoy a nice social drink, but I'm not really into bar culture, getting myself tanked, or the aesthetic of sin and indulgence. I don't hate places that are more like that (or people who like them), but it is nice to have a whimsical attraction like the Enchanted Tiki Room to just enjoy a nice, innocent, fun show.
Shop99er
Shop99er is a regular at The Enchanted Tiki Room, and is usually there November.
November 20, 2015, 10:18 PM
How can anyone not love this? It's the first place we go after we get into the park.
September 21, 2014, 9:32 AM
This is a must see! Just has the right feel!
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