July 29, 2009

...And the Flowers Croon

Once again opening with the park, Tokyo Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room, opened with the park on April 15, 1983. The original attraction was shut in 1999 for a refurbishment and reopening later that year as, The Enchanted Tiki Room: Get the Fever. This version featured the Tiki Room in a Las Vegas nightclub setting and removed the four host birds from the original show(Jose, Micheal, Pierre, and Fritz), replacing them with four lounge host birds;Danno, Scats, Buddy, and Lava (The first female host bird). The story involved the birds trying to wake up the sleeping Tiki Gods, which was accomplished by Lava singing Fever to them.
Then once again in January 2008, The Enchanted Tiki Room: Get the Fever was closed for another refurbishment and reopened on July 25, 2008 as The Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents Aloha E Komo Mai! featuring Stitch. The show begins with the Cast Member introducing the four Birds of Paradise; Hanoli, Manu, Mahina, and Waha Nui. The birds welcome the audience to the Tiki Room and start off by singing "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride." Just as they finish the first verse however, the lights shut out interrupting the song. When the lights come back on, the birds see that someone was written painted messages and pictures all over the walls and windows of the Tiki Room.
Manu suspects that one of the drawings is of the Big Kahuna, the leader of the Enchanted Tiki. If he is angered, they will be doomed. Mahina points out that the messages also say "Aloha e komo mai", which is Hawaiian for "Hello, welcome." Hanoli is amused that the phrase also happens to be their next song, and wonders why they knew that. Mahina guesses that the Tiki Gods know all, and proceeds to sing "Aloha E Komo Mai" from Lilo and Stitch: The Series.

At the end of the song, Waha Nui suspects that the Tiki Gods are anixous because they are singing out of tune. The paranoid Manu tells him to watch his words or he could make the Big Kahuna angry. Waha Nui tells him "Kahuna Matata" and starts the next number, which is part of the Hawaiian War Chat from the original Tiki Room show.

However, Stitch disrupts the song by sticking his arms out of the flower beds and sounds various air horns. Waha Nui tries to stop him by shouting at him whenever he reaches out of the flower beds, but Stitch gets the upper hand by sounding a large foghorn blast.Manu decides to ask the cute birds he met at Waikiki about the Big Kahuna. The girls come down riding the Birdmobile wearing plasic Stitch ears. He asks why they are wearing them, and they tell him that some blue creature put the ears on them. Nanu tells them they were lucky and their bodies could have turned blue, when Stitch throws down blue paint on the girls. The girls run off, saying they won't come back until the blue creature leaves.The lights go out and lighting cracks. Stitch comes out of the fountain in the center of the room obscured by the low red lighting in the Tiki Room. He pretends to be the Big Kahuna at first, but soon reveals himself. He says he did the things he did so he could be in the show, but the Birds of Paradise scold him telling him he should have said so before the show started.

They let Stitch perform in the show, on the promise that he doesn't interfer with the show anymore. Stitch agrees, asking the Birds of Paradise and the audience if they want to join his ohana. Stitch and the Birds of Paradise then close the show with a reprise of "Aloha, E Komo Mai". Stitch delcares "Everyone...ohana!" and the show ends with him spitting out of the fountain.

Now that we are done talking about Enchanted Tiki Room at Tokyo Disneyland, there is no Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland Paris, and i was wondering why. I sent out a tweet yesterday asking "Does anyone know why ETR is not located in DLP?". THen i got a tweet from WDWNT saying that basically, "The attraction has been deemed, along with the CBJ (Country Bear Jamboree), not exciting enough for today's modern audiences." So that answered my question and hopefully answers all of yours... IF anyone else has reasons why the Enchanted Tiki Room is not located in Disneyland Paris, please email me, or comment here.. Thanks...
That is it for today.... Tomorrow we will start the double Pics and Pins segments... The first will be on Tikis, and the second will be the Birds.... Stay Tuned... Im still looking for people who know lots about Haunted Mansion, please email me for more info...
Pics and Info from jtcent.com, tdrfan.com and wikipedia.org

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