As you may recall, this summer marked the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room. At the end of June as part of Disneyland’s Limited Time Magic promotion, annual passholders who visited the attraction received a free recreation of the original 1963 brochure for the Enchanted Tiki Room.
It’s sort of confusing, but the Enchanted Tiki Room was not initially owned by Disneyland but by WED Enterprises, a separate company (belonging to Walt Disney) that developed attractions for the park. (The companies merged eventually and later became known as Walt Disney Imagineering.) Anyway, this meant that guests had to buy a separate admission ticket for the Enchanted Tiki Room, and this brochure was designed to encourage them to do just that. I think my favorite part — besides the great graphics — is where the singing parrots are referred to as the “Four MacAudios.” (Audio-Animatronics, get it?)
That weekend the Dole Whip stand was also selling awesome tiki sipper cups. They were quite popular and are actually back in stock (as of two weeks ago, at least). Other anniversary festivities you can still find at Disneyland include new drawings in the Artist Sketch Program at Disneyana (formerly the Disney Gallery) and the art exhibit “Tiki Tiki Tiki Realms: Celebrating 50 Years of Enchantment” in the Opera House lobby.