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Tales From The Jungle Crews. First Around The River; S04 E15| Tales From The Jungle Crews. March 17th, 2015 What a strange and wonderful journey around the River that this podcast has been, my friends. Well, today, it gets even more strange and wonderful. When I started this back in 2011, I never expected that eventually I would be interviewing a Skipper from the 1950's, let alone a Skipper like Warren Asa. Warren's first day in a bote was July 17, 1955, on the opening day of Disneyland. He was among the first of his kind, helping create both the adventure of Disneyland, and the adventures in the Jungle. Skipper Kyle. VIDEO: Former Disneyland skipper one of the first to go off-script on Jungle Cruise. When Disneyland opened in 1955, the Jungle Cruise didn’t have skippers reeling off corny jokes – the script was more college lecture. Warren Asa helmed a boat in those early days. “It was very formal,” recalled Asa, who is 89 and living in Glendora.

“As you’re heading to the fall, you would say, ‘This is Schweitzer Falls, named after Dr. Schweitzer, who did wonderful humanitarian work in Africa.’ And on and on and on.” But Asa and other skippers would liven things up. He’d loosen the steering wheel – the boats are on a track anyway. “I’d be coming toward that fall and say, ‘Oh my gosh! “I would fall backward, and the steering wheel would be in my hand. “No one knew much about Disneyland at that time, so they’d all believe me,” he said. Asa figured he had the most confirmed kills of that era. Skippers are armed with a modified Smith & Wesson pistol full of blanks. “We just did silly stuff,” Asa said. Asa began at Disneyland on July 18, 1955. “He was always very friendly,” Asa said. Jungle Cruise. The attraction simulates a riverboat cruise down several major rivers of Asia, Africa and South America.

Park guests board replica tramp steamers from a 1930s British explorers' lodge and are taken on a voyage past many different Audio-Animatronic jungle animals. The tour is led by a live Disney cast member delivering a humorous narration. This narration is based on a written and practised script, but generally is largely delivered ad-lib. Inspiration and design[edit] Effect on Walt Disney[edit] In a popular story recounted by Jeff Lange, a writer for weblogging site Jim Hill Media, an experience at the Jungle Cruise helped bolster Walt Disney's obsession with the concept of 'plussing', or continuous improvement. Disneyland[edit] The attraction was in the opening day roster of the park, and has remained open and largely unchanged in theme and story since then.

Attraction summary[edit] Drums and chanting are heard as the boats come to headhunter country. Major changes[edit] Boats[edit] Swiss Family Treehouse (The “World” According to Jack) I know what you're thinking. Could I have picked a more boring attraction to write about? Probably not. The Swiss Family Treehouse is possibly the least sophisticated attraction in the Magic Kingdom and often skipped by guests who consider it a waste of time and energy. I'm hoping that reading this blog will convince you to give the treehouse another try " but this time with a different outlook. This attraction is chock-full of details if you'll just take the time to look for them.

Swiss Family Island Treehouse was one of the opening day attractions at the Magic Kingdom. The word “Island” was dropped sometime in 1989. These next two pictures were taken in 2009. This attraction was inspired by Disney's 1960 movie Swiss Family Robinson starring John Mills and Dorothy McGuire. A smaller version of the Swiss Family Treehouse opened in Disneyland on November 18, 1962. Back at the Magic Kingdom we find a rest area near the entrance to Swiss Family Treehouse. The final stop is the kitchen. Food Company: Home. Playlist: Song Origins of Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room.

The Original 1963 Attraction Poster for Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room Last year I wrote about the Hawaiian tiki craze that swept the continental United States during the 1950s and 1960s in a post on Disneyland's Tahitian Terrace. The Polynesian dining and show space opened in 1962, providing just a hint of the South Seas culture to come to the park one year later. On June 23, 1963 Disneyland presented their first full Audio-Animatronic show directly adjacent to the Tahitian Terrace: Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room. The original Disneyland musical show has stood the test of time, and remains a must-see attraction for many visitors to Walt's original park.

Detail of 1963 Disneyland Front Gate Brochure for The Enchanted Tiki Room There are generous resources in print and online regarding the history and influence of the attraction itself, so this post will focus on the origins of the songs performed in the original 1963 Enchanted Tiki Room show. The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room © Disney "Look! Rb01029-04.jpg (JPEG Image, 1010 × 987 pixels) - Scaled (67%) Rb01029-03.jpg (JPEG Image, 990 × 987 pixels) Rb01029-02.jpg (JPEG Image, 1010 × 987 pixels) Rb01029-01.jpg (JPEG Image, 1010 × 987 pixels) Enchanted Tiki Room - Disneyland Rides in Adventureland. About the Enchanted Tiki Room A Disneyland classic which has been at Disneyland since opening day, the Enchanted Tiki Room reopened in March, 2005, after seven months' refurbishing.

It sports digitally remastered audio, a new sound system and 225 updated animatronic characters. Rating: 3 smilesRecommended for: Everyone Tiki Room Facts Type: Musical show featuring animatronic characters Location: Adventureland Height restrictions: None Duration: 17 minutes Advice About the Tiki RoomBeware of getting the theme song stuck in your head: "In... the... Tiki-Tiki-Tiki-Tiki-Tiki Room... " If you go to the far side of the room to sit down, you'll be the first out after the show ends. Fun Facts About the Tiki Room The Enchanted Tiki Room opened 1963. Jose the Macaw once sat over the entrance to Adventureland, but the crowds who stopped to watch created so much congestion that they had to remove him.

Accessiblity If you're in a wheelchair, go to the entrance and ask a cast member for help. There's More. Most interesting photos tagged with waltdisneysenchantedtikiroom. S newest photos of enchanted and tiki. Flickr Hive Mind is a search engine as well as an experiment in the power of Folksonomies. All thumbnail images come directly from Flickr, none are stored on Flickr Hive Mind. These photos are bound by the copyright and license of their owners, the thumbnail links take to you to the photos (as well as their copyright and license details) within Flickr. Because some other search engines (Google, etc.) index parts of Flickr Hive Mind, you may have been led here from one of them. Welcome to Flickr Hive Mind, almost certainly the best search engine for photography on the web. If you are a Flickr user and use Flickr Stats you may have seen people being led to your photos via Flickr Hive Mind (as a Referrer).

Flickr requires that I inform you that Flickr Hive Mind uses the Flickr API, but is neither endorsed nor certified by them. There are literally hundreds of other web tools built around the Flickr API, see Flickr Bits for a bunch of examples. S newest photos of enchanted and tiki. Daveland Disneyland Enchanted Tiki Room Photo Page. BACKSTORY (June 23, 1963—Present): First Audio-Animatronic attraction to cost $1 million+. United Airlines was the first commercial sponsor, but it soon changed to Dole (try a delicious Dole Whip at the snack bar!).

Originally owned by Walt Disney (through WED Enterprises) and was to be a restaurant featuring AA birds serenading guests as they dined. The “magic fountain” was to be a coffee station (a storage compartment remains in the base) and the restaurant would have shared its kitchen with the now-defunct Tahitian Terrace and Plaza Pavilion Restaurant. Since ownership was separate from the rest of the park, a small admission of 75¢ was charged. The Tiki Room was also Disneyland’s first fully air-conditioned building. The attraction was an immediate hit with its Hawaiian-themed musical show hosted by four macaws whose plumage matches their implied countries of origin. The show re-opened after a 7 month hiatus in March 2005 for the park’s 50th birthday. Next came a big surprise. Fun Facts of Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room. Bookmark This! (Ctrl+D) Enchanted Tiki Room Disney Toys | Disney Books | Disney Music | Disney Videos | Disney Software | Disney Magazines | Disneyana | More Shopping Where to next?

The ART(ifacts) of Trader Sam’s : EndorExpress. Brave explorers coming to the Disneyland Hotel can enjoy island style food and cocktails at TRADER SAM’S ENCHANTED TIKI ROOM, one of the newest hot spots at the resort. Inspired by the Jungle Cruise’s head salesman of the same name, this intimate location serves up more fun than the God’s will tolerate.

But it’s not just the island “cruise”-ine that brings worldly travelers to this “Tiki Room” it’s the thousand plus trinkets, artifacts, photographs, props, and artwork that adorn the space that really make coming here something special. Here at EndorExpress, we have a huge appreciation of all things Indiana Jones and The Rocketeer so we went straight to Brandon Kleyla, “head” decorator of Trader Sam’s to tell us about the unique décor that went into creating one of Southern Californian’s hottest bars. EE: I’m here at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar with Brandon Kleyla! EE: When designing a bar like this, how many Tiki bars do you visit? Tiki room on Pinterest. The Slow Sad Sinking of Uti. Most visitors to Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland are quite familiar with the charming pre-show roll call of Tiki Gods and Goddesses in the courtyard waiting area.

All eight whimsically carved sculptures come to life and share a bit of their history and mythology before guests enter into the show building. What most visitors don’t realize is that one figure is missing, arguably the most evocative and magical of the bunch. Her name was Uti, the Goddess of fishing, and for nearly four decades she towered proudly over the main entryway to the Tiki Room’s tropical garden pre-show, the very first of Master Imagineer Rolly Crump’s fanciful Tiki sculptures guests would encounter during their visit. Holding a fully functioning gas flame torch and sporting door knocker sized hoop earrings, Uti stood inside an enormous outrigger canoe sheltered beneath a towering A-frame thatched roof.

But the worst was yet to come. But there’s hope. The Slow Sad Sinking of Uti. Polynesian Terrace Bird Cafe - Disneyland, California. When Disneyland first opened in 1955, the Adventureland portion of the park included the Adventureland Pavilion restaurant. You can see photos of the original pavilion in this earlier post. In in 1963, with the introduction of audio animatronics developed at WED Enterprises, the Adventureland Pavilion was updated. Bill Martin (Disney Legend) who started his career with Disney in 1953 as an Art Director for Fantasyland, eventually became the Art Director for all of Disneyland. Bill's role as art director for this project involved taking the construction drawings and bringing them to life in Disneyland. Note the name of the project at the time "Polynesian Terrace Bird Cafe & Tiki Garden" It wasn't long before the concept of the Bird Cafe was abandoned and the project was transformed into "Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room".

Architectural drawing to transform the Adventureland Pavilion into the Tiki Room and adjacent Tahitian Terrace Restaurant. West Elevation. Tiki & Polynesian Pop : un album sur Flickr. The Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room Pool. 7810511660_593e3770e8_o.jpg (JPEG Image, 1000 × 750 pixels) The Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room Pool.