• Imagineering
    The 20th Annual Thea Awards Announced

    The prestigious Thea Award is considered one of the attraction industry’s greatest honors. The 20th Annual Thea Awards Gala, set for April 5, 2014, is a ticketed, black-tie dinner affair at the Disneyland Resort, Anaheim USA. Tickets are available to the general public as well as to the industry. The Walt Disney Company will be […]

  • Disneyland
    Tales of the Enchanted Tiki Room

    Story by Mark Hickson: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, I thought it would be fun to share this very true story. Every year the company would hold its “Disney Family Christmas Party” at Disneyland. The party was open to everyone at the Burbank Studio, Walt Disney […]

  • ABC
    Scuttlebutt – a Bobsled, a Black Box, a Beauty and a Beast

    Disney Theatrical Productions and Stage Entertainment France will continue their producing partnership with the October 24 premiere of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Mogador Theatre in Paris, France. The fall debut will also mark the first performance of the production in French. C’est magnifique! On June 23 – 27, 2013, Disneyland Annual Passholders can receive a special […]

  • DbM Scuttlebutt – Beer & Wine Only, DVC Perk, and Tiki Room 50th

    Magic Kingdom to serve alcohol for the first time ever with opening of Be Our Guest restaurant. Beer and wine will only be offered with dinner and won’t be available to go. Walt Disney World has just announced that Disney Vacation Club members can purchase Premium Annual Passes for the Walt Disney World resort for just […]

  • Living Dangerously

    Here we have my lovely daughter Lisa, “Finger Testing” an Enchanted Tiki Room AA figure in 1992. The finger test provides valuable information to the Imagineering show programming staff on how hard a Tiki is allowed to bite a guest. As you can see, she is without pain, and actually enjoying the experience. All agree, […]

  • DbM Photo of the Week – The Talking Tiki Man

    This is a close-up of one of the talking Tikis inside of Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room at the Magic Kingdom. This wonderful shot is courtesy of Express Monorail. Now a question for you… Is this Tiki classified at Walt Disney Imagineering as an  Audio–Animatronics Figure or an Animated Prop? Post your answer below. Tweet