Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

In the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room

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Recognized by its thatch-roofed pagoda-style design, Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room has entertained millions of guests since it was featured as an opening day attraction in 1971. Guests milling about the tropical pre-show waiting area are offered a brief look at what to expect inside as the waterfall reveals Claude and Clyde, who gives a humorous background on this tropical serenade.

*image credit Walt Disney World

Once inside, you meet your hosts Jose, Michael, Pierre and Fritz as they welcome you to the Enchanted Tiki Room, asking you to join them in singing their theme, “The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room,” originally penned in 1963 by the famous Sherman Brothers. From there, they take you on a wonderful musical journey as they are joined by other birds, singing flowers, drum-beating tikis, performing a musical score second to none. If you listen closely, you can hear snippets of such greats as Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald as you are totally immersed in Polynesian song and celebration. But don’t let the celebrating get too out of hand or the gods may become angry and conjure up a torrential rainstorm to put a damper on things.

The Enchanted Tiki Room has a main show run time of just under 16 minutes, is suitable for all ages (although a couple bursts of thunder may startle really little ones), and is wheelchair accessible.