50 years ago, Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room first opened to the public. While Disneyland was already entertaining guests with top quality attractions, the Tiki Room was unlike anything seen before.
The show was a technological marvel of its time, using then state-of-the-art computers to create characters that talked, moved and even breathed in a lifelike way. Five decades and countless performances later, we’re taking a look at 10 fascinating facts about the place where the birds sing and the flowers croon.
8The Enchanted Tiki Dining Room?
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The Enchanted Tiki Room was originally going to be a dinner show, where guests would be entertained by the animatronic birds as they ate. The fountain at the center of the room would have been a coffee station.
However, the logistics of combining such a technically complex show with a fully functioning restaurant made the idea impractical. The restaurant was scrapped and the Tiki Room became a food-free attraction.