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The Enchanted Tiki Room – Under New Management

The Enchanted Tiki Room – Under New Management blends the original cast of characters into a witty, upbeat show that features several new choreographed musical numbers. One song guests are sure to recognize is a stirring rendition of “Friend Like Me,” sung by Iago. Another is “The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room” song, led by
Jose.

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  • The original plan for the Enchanted Tiki Room was to have it as a Polynesian-style restaurant, and not an attraction. When he was planning the original attraction for Disneyland, Walt Disney’s concept was to possibly have a Chinese restaurant that featured a Confucius-like character offering words of wisdom to dining guests. The idea of a restaurant was quickly scrapped after Walt Disney didn’t believe it would be practical.
  • Walt Disney was inspired to create the Enchanted Tiki Room attraction when he purchased a fascinating, antique animated bird he found in a New Orleans shop. The original idea for the Disneyland attraction (which opened first in 1963), was for a dinner show, but that proved impractical. The original Tiki Room script was written by Wally Boag and Fulton Burley.
  • This attraction originally premiered in Disneyland in 1963, and was the first to use Audio-Animatronic figures.
  • The Sunshine Pavilion is the name of the building that houses the “Enchanted Tiki Room. – Under New Management” It was originally a D-Ticket attraction and was known as the “Tropical Serenade” and was the first attraction to use Audio Animatronic characters.
  • When the “Tropical Serenade” in the “Sunshine Pavilion” opened on October 1, 1971, it was sponsored by and closely tied into the The Florida Citrus Growers. For more than 21 years, a “barker bird” (called the “Orange Bird”) who sang for passing guests and begged them to come into the Tiki Room stood outside the attraction. In 1992, a new bird named Artemus took over until 1997, when the Tropical Serenade closed for a major rehab. The attraction opened again in April 1998 as The Enchanted Tiki Room… Under New Management
  • “The Enchanted Tiki Room – Under New Management,” opened on April 5, 1998, and contains the original cast of characters as well as the new “owners” of the Tiki Room, Iago and Zazu, in an funny, upbeat show that features several new musical numbers. The original attraction, known as the “Tropical Serenade,” (but often referred to as just the “Enchanted Tiki Room,” opened with the Magic Kingdom in 1971. The show’s original four hosts, Jose’, Michael, Pierre, and Fritz, are still present in the attraction, and most had new voice-overs recorded for the updated show.


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ENCHANTED TIKI ROOM – UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT SCRIPT:
Morris: Phil Hartman
William: Don Rickles
Iago: Gilbert Gottfried
Zazu: Michael Gough
Jose: Wally Boag
Michael: Fulton Burley
Fritz: Thurl Ravenscroft
Pierre: Jerry Orbach
Uh-oa: Armelia McQueen


PRESHOW

Morris: Hey, what’re you doin’ here, William?

William: What’re you doin’ here, Morris?

Morris: I just flew in from Hollywood. My client’s the new owner of this birdcage.

William: What? Are you cuckoo? My client’s the new owner. Disney gave me an exclusive.

Morris: Co – exclusive. Didn’t you read your contract?

William: I gave it a bird’s eye glance.

Morris: And you call yourself a talent agent? I negotiated my tailfeathers off for this deal.

William: Well, my client does not share credit. He’s a very big bird.

Morris: Your client is Big Bird?

William: Not Big Bird. A big bird, you birdbrain.

Morris: Well, your dim little star is now half owner of the Enchanted Tiki Room with my superstar. William and Morris

William: Think again, chickie babe.

Morris: Stop grousing! Just look at these paying customers waiting to get in.

William: Did you say “paying”?

Morris: As in money.

William: As in ten percent? Hey, who am I to go against the status crow?

(Sound of gong)

Cast Member: I’m sorry to interrupt you guys, but they’re calling us inside. Ladies and gentlemen, in a few moments, these doors behind me will be opening into the world of joyous song and island splendors, the Enchanted Tiki Room.

William: Wait! Our clients are not here.

Morris: Maybe they hit traffic.

William: Don’t say that.

Morris: Sorry. Anyway, babe, I’ve gotta fly this coop and migrate back to Hollywood. My birds’ll call your birds. We’ll do lunch.

William: What’s the rush?

Morris: I’m about to sign Donald Duck.

William: Oh yeah? Big deal, you hockey puck! I’ve got the Mighty Ducks in the wings.
William and Morris

Morris: You do not.

William: Do too.

Morris: Do not.

William: Do too.

Morris: Not!

William: Too!

Morris: Not!

William: Too!

Morris: Not!

William: TOO!!!!

Morris: You don’t. Come on.

William: Leave me alone.

Morris: Oh …

William: Do too!

Morris: Oh …

William: Yeah?

Morris: Come on, William

William: Oh, not! Oh yeah?

Morris: Level with me. Put the bubble between the lines …

MAIN ATTRACTION

Cast Member: And now I’d like to introduce you to our master of ceremonies, Jose. …….. Jose’s asleep, so on the count of three, everybody say, “Wake up, Jose!” One, two, three —

Audience: Wake up, Jose!

Jose: (yawns) My siestas are getting shorter and shorter. Hey Michael, mi amigo, pay attention, it’s showtime!

Michael: So it is. Pierre, you rascal you, let’s put on the show!

Pierre: Mon ami, I am always ready to put on ze show. As is my good friend, Fritz.

Fritz: Mein goodness, you’re all shtaring at us! Ve better start the show rrrrolling.

Michael: Wait, wait! We forgot to wake up the glee club.Jose

(whistle)

Jose: Ole! Ole! It’s showtime!

Click the dot to hear the Tiki Song In the tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki room,
In the tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki room,
All the birds sing words and the flowers croon,
In the tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki room.

Welcome to our tropical hideaway,
You lucky people you.
If we weren’t in the show starting right away —

Iago: Hey!

Jose: We’d be in the audience, too.

Iago: Hey, stop the music! Are you listening to me? I said stop the music!

(Birds gradually stop tweeting and music stops.)

Iago: What is that? I’m gonna toss my crackers. And these people below me, they ain’t gonna like that. Trust me.Zazu

Zazu: Iago!

Iago: Well, look what the cat dragged in: Zero!

Zazu: That’s Zazu. Be forewarned, Iago, you cannot toy with the Enchanted Tiki Room.

Iago: What’re you squawkin’ about?!

Pierre: Pardon moi, monsieur Iago, but I am afraid that your friend is right.

Iago: He’s not MY friend!

Zazu: Well!

Iago: Obviously, you birds don’t know who we are. Don’t you guys ever fly to the movies?

Jose: We don’t get out much.

Pierre: Oui, oui. We are, uh … how do you say … haha, attached to the place!

Iago: Well, don’t get too attached, chumps! ‘Cause we’re the new owners!

Jose, Michael, Pierre, Fritz: NEW OWNERS!?

Iago: That’s right. Now listen, you birdbrains, if you’re gonna keep your jobs, ya gotta get hip. I know all about it, see?

(Music from “A Friend Like Me,” from “Aladdin,” begins)

Iago:

‘Cause I’m a very famous movie star
And all of Hollywood drops my name.
Who cares about Aladdin or Jafar?
I’m the one with all the looks and fame.

I got a million crackers in the bank,
And I plan to get a zillion more!
And you guys will all have me to thank
When they’re linin’ up at the door.

You are boring Tiki birds.
I’m a big cele-birdy.
That’s why I’m gonna go and change your show.
Ain’t it great to have a friend like me? Fritz

Jose: But señor, we’ve done the same show —

Fritz: Ya, since1963.

Iago:

My, how time flies.
Get a life, you guys!
You’re ancient history.

Can your tails do this?
Can your wings do that?
Can you bad birds sing
In punk or rap?

Can ya rock and roll?
Well, listen here.
It’s a whole new world, so ya better get hip,
Or your audience will disappear.

Yes, your show biz magic lamp
Rub me right, I’ll set you free.
You’ve paid your dues, now you birds can’t lose.

Ain’t it great to have a friend,
Great to have a friend,
You ain’t —
Great to have a friend,
Great to have a friend,
You ain’t never had a friend like meeeeeeeee!
Ain’t never had a friend like me!

Zazu: Iago, pleeeeeeease. The Tiki gods can hear you.

Iago: If I hear one more word about those Tiki-tacky, Polynesian, pineapple-pickin’, wood-for-brains, MORON Tiki gods …

(Loud clap of thunder, lights dim)

Iago: Hey! Who turned out the lights? Pierre

Zazu: That would be the … moron Tiki gods.

Pierre: Oui, oui. We are doomed.
Click the dot to hear Hot! Hot! Hot!(begins singing) Doom is in the air.

Fritz: It’s good-bye, my friend Pierre.

Jose, Michael, Pierre, Fritz: It’s so hot! Hot! Hot!

Pierre: Hey mon ami, oh, the end is plain to see, ’cause it’s hot! Hot! Hot!

(Rumbling sound)

Zazu: What — what was that?

Tiki gods:(chant) Uh-oa, Uh-oa, Uh-oa, oa, oa! Uh-oa, Uh-oa, Uh-oa, oa, oa! Uh-oa!

(Uh-oa, the Tiki Goddess of Disaster, emerges from the center of the room.)

Jose, Michael, Pierre, Fritz: Uh-oa! The Tiki Goddess of Disaster!

Uh-oa: Who dares defame the Tiki gods?!

Zazu: Uh … he did.

Iago: Oh, thank you very much, Zazu!

(Chanting continues in the background.)

Uh-oa: Be careful, my fine feathered little friend! When ya mess with Polynesia, the Tiki gods will squeeze ya!
(singing) You’re messin’ with me, baby ..

Tiki goddess chorus: Ain’t the thing to do …

Iago: Wait! Some of my best friends are Tiki gods!

Uh-oa: You’re stressin’ me, baby …

Tiki goddess chorus: Shoulda listened to Zazu …

Iago: Gee, look at the time. Gotta fly!

Uh-oa: You can’t fly away now, you’re stuck!

Iago: I’m stuck!

Uh-oa: I have cursed you for pushing your luck!

Tiki goddess chorus: Bye bye!

Uh-oa:
It won’t help to yell.
You are under my spell.
Look out, parrot!
You’re a dead duck!

Iago: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh!

(Iago is banished with much noise and smoke, and disappears.)

Uh-oa: Aloha! (with an evil laugh, Uh-oa disappears.)

Zazu: Iago? Uh, Iago?

Pierre: Excusez moi, monsieur Zazu. It appears monsieur Iago has (laughs) flown the coop.

Zazu: Oh dear.

Pierre: Perhaps it would be best to let the Tiki gods have their say, ne c’est pas?

Zazu: Right. And now, here they are, the pop idols of Polynesia. The one, the only, the Tiki gods!

(The various Tiki statues and flowers throughout the room begin to move and sing.)

Tiki chorus:

Click the dot to hear In The Still of the NightDoo doo doo doo
Shoo wop, shooby doo
Shoo wop, shooby doo
Shoo wop, shooby doo
Shoo wop, shooby doo Tiki

Soloist:

In the still of the night
I held you, held you tight
‘Cause I love, love you so
Promise I’ll never let you go
In the still of the night

Tiki chorus: In the still of the night.

Soloist: In the still of the ni-i-ight.

(A Tiki rap begins) Tiki Bird

Tiki chorus:

The birdies in the trees
Sing pretty harmonies
These Tiki gods like a lot
So let’s all sing like the birdies sing

Tiki goddesses: Tweet! Tweet!

Tiki chorus: Those chicks are hot!

Tiki goddesses: Uh-huh..

Tiki chorus:

The boys in the back are on the cause
And that’s because they are macaws
Most little birdies will fly away
But us Tiki Room birds are here every day

(A brief but intense Polynesian chant follows, ending with a very fierce-sounding grunt. At this point, Iago suddenly reappears — bruised, burned, and bandaged. But still obnoxious.)Scorched Iago

Iago: Whoa, smokin’!!

Jose, Michael, Pierre, Fritz, Zazu: IAGO????

Iago: Ha ha!! These gods were the greatest act I’ve ever heard! This place is gonna be a gold mine. No more worries!

Zazu: (laughs) Well, where I come from, that’s called Hakuna Matata.

Iago: Hunky tuna tostada??!! What a stupid phrase! But that’s okay, my friend.

Zazu: Your … friend?

Iago: That’s right. And now that we’ve got a smash show on our wings, LLLLLLLET’S PARTY!!

Michael: Look! Here come the girls!

(Beautiful white female birds descend from the ceiling on an elaborate spinning perch, and begin to sing.)Lady Birds

Lady Birds:

Click the dot to hear CongaCome on birdies, shake your feathers, do the conga.
No, we can’t control ourselves any longer.
Get into the Tiki rhythm of a song-a.
This is where the Tiki birds all belong-a now.

Iago: Whoa, yeah, sing it, girls!

Jose: I wonder what happened to Rosita.

Zazu: Oh dear. I’m afraid I’m not familiar enough with this type of music to … get down and get funky.

Iago: Just wing it, Zazzy boy!

Zazu:

Come on birdies, shake your feathers, do the conga.
No, we can’t control ourselves any longer.
Get into the Tiki rhythm of a song-a.
Don’t you fight it ’til you’ve tried it. Now the Tikis tweet!

Jose: Everybody … let’s fiesta!

All: To the rhythm of the beat.

Iago: Take it, Pierre baby!

Pierre: Miss Uh-oa saved our show-a when she turned up the heat.

Lady Birds: She turned up the heat.

Zazu: My friend Iago learned his lesson, and now he will be discreet.

Iago: OH YEAH!? That’s what you think! Time is money. Everybody, on your feet!Michael

All: Click the dot to hear Get On Your FeetGet on your feet!

Iago: You heard ’em. Stand up, everbody! Up, up, up!

Michael: And now, as long as you’re all standin’ …

Jose: We have a wonderful magic trick for you.

Iago: A magic trick?!

Fritz: Ja. Everybody! Face the door, und the trick is, ve’re gonna make you all … disappear.

Iago: Ha ha! Now you birds are gettin’ the idea.

All:

Goodbye.
Farewell.
Aloha.

Get on your feet.
It’s out the door
You go-ha.

On your feet.
On your feet.
Out the door.

Iago: Come on! Everybody out! Migrate, people! Migrate! Burned Iago

All:

Click the dot to hear Heigh-HoHeigh ho
Heigh ho.
It’s out the door you go.
We hope you’ve all enjoyed the show,
Heigh ho, heigh ho.

Zazu: Bye bye now. Cheerio! You’ve been an impeccable audience.

Iago: Hey kid, that’s a real smart idea, walkin’ directly under a bird. Good thing you’re wearin’ a hat.

All:

Heigh ho
Heigh ho.
Just lift your feet and go.
We’ll sing the song,
You march along.
Heigh ho, heigh ho. Outside the Tiki Room Exit

Iago: Come on! Keep movin’! You’ve had enough enchantment for one day.

Zazu: Bye bye now!

Iago: Hey lady, it wouldn’t hurt you to walk a little faster! ………. Boy, I’m tired! I think I’ll head over to the Hall of Presidents and take a nap.

Zazu: Right! Off you go.

Fritz: Wonderful! Wonderful!

Jose: No one laid an egg but me.

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