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Enchanted Tiki Room

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 8 out of 10

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Opening in June 1963, Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room was the company's first Audio-Animatronic attraction, and today remains one of the industry's best.

Set in an immersive room, where singing birds and flowers hang from the ceiling and the walls themselves become part of the show, the Enchanted Tiki Room show takes place all around and above visitors. Most folks under 40 will miss the dated vocal references to 50s and 60s celebrities such as Maurice Chevalier, Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong. But kids will enjoy the colorful birds and flowers, not to mention the singing tikis and totems.

Disneyland's decision years ago to axe the tedious Offenback number enlivened the Enchanted Tiki Room show and, if nothing elese, the blissful air conditioning's a treat in the summer months, too. Note that this is otherwise the original version of the Enchanted Tiki Room show, not the "Under New Management" version that plays at Walt Disney World in Florida.

One more tip: If the line for Dole Whips is too long, just come into the Tiki Room's pre-show area. You can order from inside the pre-show area and the wait there is much, much shorter.


Doesn't quite hold up to current times, but it's still a quick indoor show with catchy and fun music. It's nice to see early animatronics, plus I love polynesian culture.
Waste of time.
Nice and relaxing. Pick up a Dole Whip and enjoy 15 minutes of AC while seeing the original Audio Animatronics.
Where it all started for animatronics! Don't forget you can sometimes bypass the long lines for Dole Whip by going into the queue for the Tiki Room!
A 10. Yes because it was originally state of the art and showed Disney's constant ability to push creativities boundaries. May it never change.
Enchanted Tiki Room is a nice, classic Disney attraction and is located in a much calmer environment. Plus, the Dole Whips make the venture to Enchanted Tiki Room well worth it.
Though the show is a bit dated a too cheesy for most, if you allow yourself to relish in its old-fashioned innocence and silliness, this is one of the most fun non-ride attractions in the park. Plus, it is hands-down the BEST place to cool down on a hot Southern California day, with Dole Whip in hand!!!
Not overly exciting but still enjoyable and a good way to cool off.

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