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Tropical Serenade

Tropical Serenade


William and Morris Have Exciting News:  

Enchanted Tiki Room Under New Management William and Morris

Tropical Serenade Has Returned From Walt Dated World!
The Enchanted Tiki Room: Under New Management Will Be Added In The Future!

Enchanted Tiki Room Under New Management Sign

Note: Due to the revived show containing some edits, Walt Dated World has decided to keep the original Tropical Serenade information on  this page.

Tropical Seremade poster

 This was one of the original Magic Kingdom attractions when the park opened October 1, 1971.  It was also known as the Sunshine Pavilion (Florida Citrus Growers was the original sponsor) and The Enchanted Tiki Birds.  It was very similar to the Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland although the pre-show did not feature Tiki God statues.  Instead, it featured a waterfall that parted to show two birds named Clyde and Claude having a dialogue with each other as they sat on top of a Tiki statue.  The statues from the Disneyland preshow found a home at Walt Disney World as exterior decor at the Polynesian Resort and in the Walt Disney World Tiki Room queue as decoration.
 The Tiki Room used to require a D ticket.  The Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room was written by the Sherman Brothers.  Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing was written by Robert Hargreaves, Stanley Damerell and Tolchard Evans while Hawaiian War Chant was written by Prince Leleiohoku.  Heigh Ho was from Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and was written by Frank Churchill and Larry Morey.  The spoken dialogue for the show was written by Wally Boag and featured Boag as Jose, Fulton Burley as Michael, Thurl Ravenscroft as Fritz, and Ernie Newton as Pierre.  Tropical Serenade closed September 1, 1997 and reopened in the spring of 1998 as The Enchanted Tiki Room-Under New Management with hosts Zazu from The Lion King and Iago from Aladdin.  In January of 2011, there was a fire in the attic of the attraction which damaged the Iago Audio-Animatronic (which was kind of ironic since there is a "smoking" Iago in the show).  The attraction closed for refurbishment and reopened on August 15th, 2011 with the original show with some edits for pacing.  The show was now titled Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room.  
 One thing the Under New Management show was missing was a "barker bird" outside of the attraction.  Wally Boag from Disneyland's Golden Horseshoe Revue was the voice of the bird, who urged people to go see the attraction inside the building.  You can see a picture of the original Disneyland Barker Bird on the Eastern Airlines poster in the If You Had Wings/If You Could Fly section.  There was later a Caribbean barker bird (pictured below). The original Tiki Room is still being performed at Disneyland.  Tokyo Disneyland's Tiki Room has been reworked twice.  First it was changed into a show called Get the Fever.   In the summer of 2008, Stitch was added and the show was named Aloha E Komo Mai.

Second Tiki Room Barker Bird

Original Barker Bird Dialogue

(Sound of bell ringing.)
Your attention please!
One show for you to see.
One for you and everyone.
Awk!  Awk!  Inside.  I say inside.
You sit down on your tail feathers.
You see more than 200 flowers, Tikis,
and all my relations.
Those amazing birds.  They come to life.
For 17 minutes.
No one takes a siesta.  Especially the audience.
Wait 'till you hear the Tikis do the Hawaiian War Chant.
(An actual clip of the Hawaiian War Chant is heard.)
Si!  That is what everyone is saying about, awk! Awk!
The Tiki Room.

Awk!  Aloha!  Aloha!
I do not know what that means but I like the sound.
Aloha!  Come to the Tiki Room!  Fly to the Tiki Room!
This has been a recording!

(Sound of gong, followed by jungle drums, animal noises, water splashing and bubbling.)
Awk!  Awk!  Awk!
Stop walking while I'm squawking!  
Aloha!  It is time for me to tell you all about The Tiki Room.
It is a show brought to you by Audio-Animatronics, which is a big word.
But believe you me, it is even harder to explain.
But let me try.  
First of all, the resister is connected to the capacitor.  
The capacitor's connected to the transformer.
The transformer's connected to the toggle switch.
The toggle switch connected to the antennae.  
(Speaking faster.)
The antennae connected to the control track.
(Speaking faster.)
The control track connected to the bird brain.
(Speaking faster.)
The bird brain connected to the tape deck.
The tape deck connected to-
(Electrical noise.)
Awk!  I blew a fuse.  Blew a fuse. Blew a fuse.
Turn me off.  Blew a fuse.  Blew a fuse.
Turn me off.
(Slowing down.)
Blew a fuse.
(Normal voice.)
Thank you!

Ay yi yi yi, Ay yi yi, Ay yi yi yi!  
Buenos dias!  Buenos dias and carrumba!
Up here I am.  Wake up down there!
I have a few thousand things in my feathered brain
to tell you about awk!  Awk!  The Tiki Room.
The birds tell jokes.  The flowers sing.  The Tikis chant.
And, it is air-conditioned.  
(Sneezes.)
Awk!  Excuse me!  I am allergic to feathers.

(Sound of cork on bottle being opened followed by the sound of a lion roaring, followed by what sounds like a train chugging and then sputtering to a stop.)
If you think that is easy, you should try it sometime.
You probably wonder why I am sitting, I mean roosting, er resting up here.
It is because I am tired.  I mean, it is because I want to tell you about awk!
The Tiki Room.  The show starts in just a few minutes.  

(This part of the spiel was deleted once tickets were no longer in use.)
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle aye.  
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle aye.  
It's supercalifragile, um.
Superfragilecal, um.
Super Cauliflower?
Um?  Super super califragilistic Enchanted Tiki Room!
Get your Expialidocious tickets right here!

Clyde and Claude Preshow


Tropical Serenade Script

Tropical Serenade sign


(The show starts with a Cast Member either "waking up" Jose with a stick or by having the audience urge him to wake up.)

Jose (yawning): Buenos dias Senorita .  My siestas are getting shorter and shorter.  Oh, look at all the people.  Welcome to Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room.  Hey, Michael, mi amigo!  Pay attention, it's showtime.

Michael:  So it is and what darlin' people I have sittin' under me.  Pierre, you rascal, you!  Let's put on the show!

Pierre:  Mon ami!  I am always ready, as you say, to put on the show. (Whistles) Oh, pardon, Madame.  That whistle was for my good friend, Fritz!

Fritz:  Ach du lieber!  I almost fell out of mein upper perch.  Glad to see you all aboard, uh, ashore, uh, heh heh heh, wherever you are!  Mein goodness, you're all staring at us!  We'd better start the show rolling!

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

(Whistles.)

Jose:  Ole!  Ole!  It's showtime!

Chorus:
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.

Jose:
Welcome to our tropical hideaway,
you lucky people you.
If we weren't in the show starting right away,
we'd be the audience too.

Chorus:
All together!
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.

Michael: I sing so beautiful, I should sing solo!

Jose:  Si, "so low" we can't hear you.

Pierre: My voice, may not be so marvelous, but my profile is out of this world.

Fritz: Ja wohl, but the trouble is, it's not far enough out of this world.  Isn't that right Herr Schmitt?  Oh ho, I see, Schmitt has no hair!

Jose:  Mi amigos, stop the clucking.  You sound like a bunch of old hens.  There's a lot of birds waiting to go on.  For instance:

Pierre:  The boys in the back are called macaws.

Jose: Because of their caws?

Pierre: No, because they're macaws.  And our fine feathered friend is a jolly toucan and toucan sounds better than one toucan can.

Jose:
The bird of paradise is an elegant bird.  
It likes to be seen and it loves to be heard.
Most little birdies will fly away,
but the Tiki Room birds are here everyday.  

Tiki Room Michael

Chorus:
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.

Jose:
Our show is delightful,
we'll hope you'll agree.
We hope that fills you with pleasure and glee.
Because if we don't make you feel like that,
we're gonna wind up on a lady's hat!

Chorus:
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.

Jose:
Our magnificent production is yet to come,
so strum the guitar and beat the drum.
We've been a hit and we know you adore us,
so c'mon and join us in another chorus!

Chorus:
In the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room.
In the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room.

Michael: A little softer!

Chorus:
All the birds sing words,
and the flowers croon.
In the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room.

Michael:  A little louder!

Chorus:
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!

Jose: Ah ha!  Applause!  Applause!  Si, that was crazy!

Pierre: Mes amis!  Such wonderful singing calls for applause!

Jose:  Si, amigos!  Applause!

Fritz:  Ja, Ja.  Ja, Ja.

Pierre: Écoutez!  Écoutez!  Allez!  Allez!  

Jose: I think maybe it's music.  

Fritz: Ja, it is Offenbach.

Michael:  You stay off of my back and I'll stay off of your back.

Jose: Shh, let's be quit and listen.  

(The birds whistle a portion "Barcarolle" from the opera "The Tales of Hoffman" by Jacques Offenbach.)

Jose:  Let's give the little birdies a great big hand.

Pierre: Oui!  Applaud!  Applaud!

Fritz:  Ja!  You down there, with both hands!

Jose:  And now Senors and Senoritas, please place your eyes into the center.  Of the room, that is.  We present the Enchanted Fountain.  

Fritz:  Ach, ja!  And a wunderbar Bird Mobile.  Which has birds on it and it goes around and round.  And that's why we call it a Bird Mobile.  

Michael:  Look!  Here come the girls.

Pierre:  Madame and Monsieur, introducing the lovely ladies of the ensemble, just like the Folies Bergère with only feathers.  There's Collette.  Hello, Collette.  Suzette, Hello Mimi, Gigi, Fifi (laughs) Josephine.

Jose: I wonder what happened to Rosita?

(They birds start to whistle "Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing.")

Jose:  And now, our national anthem.

TIki Room Bird Mobile

Birdmobile Chorus:
Let's all sing like the birdies sing,
tweet, tweet tweet, tweet tweet.
Let's all sing like the birdies sing,
sweet, sweet sweet, sweet.
Let's all warble like nightingales,
give your throat a treat.
Take your time from the birds,
now you all know the words.
Tweet, tweet tweet, tweet tweet.

Jose (As Bing Crosby):
Let's all sing like the birdies sing,
bubbaboo babubbaboo baboo.

Michael (As Louis Armstrong):
Let's all sing like the birdies sing,
tweet tweet tweet - my that bird sings sweetly.

Pierre (As Maurice Chevalier):
Let's all warble like nightingales,
Ah, oui oui, c'est magnifique!
Take your time from the birds,
now you all know the words.
Sing along with us.

Jose: Now we want you people down there, to sing along with us birds up here.  All together now.  Let's all sing like the birdies sing.

Chorus:  Let's all sing like the birdies sing.

Jose:  Tweet, tweet tweet, tweet tweet.

Chorus:  Tweet, tweet tweet, tweet tweet.

Jose:  Let's all sing like the birdies sing.

Chorus: Let's all sing like the birdies sing.

Jose: Sweet, sweet sweet, sweet sweet.

Chorus: Sweet, sweet sweet, sweet sweet.

Jose: Let's all warble like nightingales.

Chorus:  Let's all warble like nightingales.

Jose:  Give your throat a treat.

Chorus: Give your throat a treat.

Jose:  Take your time from the birds.

Chorus:  
Take your time from the birds,
now you all know the words.
Tweet, tweet tweet, tweet tweet.

Jose: Everybody whistle!

(Song continues as the birds whistle it.)

Jose: Ah ha!  Applause!  Applause!  That was so good!

Fritz:  Wunderbar, wunderbar.  Give yourselves a hand!  

Jose: A little applause for the girls too.  

Pierre:  Ah, that was magnifique!  

Jose: Si, no one laid an egg but me.  

Michael:  And now, ladies and gentlemen, we have something really big for you.  

Fritz: Ja, the birds stand still and the Tiki Room flies away!  

Pierre: Mon ami, quit talking while I'm interrupting.  Ladies and gentlemen, now we present direct from the islands, a musical luau!  

(Orchids in swinging planters began to sing "The Hawaiian War Chant" overhead and are joined by flowers on the walls.)

Orchids:
Tahuwai la a tahuwai wai la.
Ehu hene la a pili koo lua la.
Pututui lu a ite toe la.
Hanu lipo ita paalai.
Tahuwai la a tahuwai wai la.
Ehu hene la a pili koo lua la.
Pututui lu a ite toe la.
Hanu lipo ita paalai.
Au we ta huala.
Au we ta huala.
Tahuwai la a tahuwai wai la.
Ehu hene la a pili koo lua la.
Pututui lu a ite toe la.
Hanu lipo ita paalai.
Tahuwai la a tahuwai wai la.
Ehu hene la a pili koo lua la.
Pututui lu a ite toe la.
Hanu lipo ita paalai.
Au we ta huala.
Au we ta huala.

(The last word of the song is repeated and fades. Suddenly the Tiki Statues on the walls and above the windows come to life and begin to drum and continue the chant.)

Tiki Room Statues

Tiki Statues:
Tahuwai la a tahuwai wai la.
Ehu hene la a pili koo lua la.
Pututui lu a ite toe la.
Hanu lipo ita paalai.
Tahuwai la a tahuwai wai la.
Ehu hene la a pili koo lua la.
Pututui lu a ite toe la.
Hanu lipo ita paalai.

(The statues grunt and then continue the chant with the flowers joining in.  The chant gets faster and more frenzied, culminating with a thunderstorm outside the windows.  The birds all start squawking.)

Tiki Room window


Jose:  Ay, carumba!  

Pierre: Sacrebleu!  

Michael:  What's going on?

Fritz:  Ach du lieber!  What is wrong?  Ach, somebody has stolen my thunder.

Jose:  I think someone has left the shower running.  

Michael:  Be careful, me fine friends.  The Gods have been angered by all the celebrating.  But me buckos, every cloud has a silver lining.  

Pierre: Monsieur and Madame, it's time to say adieu, but we hope you will always remember the amazing things which happened here in Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room.

Chorus:
The birdies had their fling.
(The birds whistle.)
You've heard the flowers sing.
(The orchids reprise their song.)
Tikis play the drums.
(The statues come to life again to drum.)
Hear them do the chant.
(The chant is reprised.)
Farewell and aloha to you.

Jose: Ole!  Ole!  Applause!  Let's give the birds a standing ovation.  Applause!  Hop up down there!  Applause!  Everybody, stand up on your feet!  Ole!

Michael: And now, as long as you're all standing.

Jose:  We have a wonderful magic trick for you.

Fritz:  Ja!  A wunderbar trick!  Everybody, face the door and the trick is, we're gonna make you all-disappear!

Chorus:
Heigh ho.
Heigh ho.
It's out the door you go.
We hope you've all enjoyed the show.
Heigh ho, heigh ho, heigh ho.
Heigh ho.
Heigh ho.
Keep marching in a row.
Don't stop to look or read a book.
Heigh ho, heigh ho, heigh ho.
Heigh ho.
Heigh ho.
Just lift your feet and go.
We'll sing this song,
you'll march along.
Heigh ho, heigh ho, heigh ho.
Heigh ho.
Heigh ho.
Step lively, not so slow.
Come back again,
we'll see you then.
Heigh ho, heigh ho, heigh ho.
Heigh ho.
Heigh ho.
Make room for our next show.
There's folks outside,
who'll take the ride.
Heigh ho, heigh ho, heigh ho.
Heigh ho.
Heigh ho.
It's out the door you go.
We hope you've all enjoyed the show.
Heigh ho, heigh ho.


Orange Bird Squeeze toy

The Orange Bird

 The Orange Bird was created for the Florida Citrus Growers when they sponsored Tropical Serenade.  He also appeared in commercials with Anita Bryant, who is mostly remembered today for her homophobic hatred campaigns.  Bryant recorded a story album about the Orange Bird and a 45 record featuring two of the songs was given away at the park.  The songs were written by the Sherman Brothers.

Little Orange Bird,
(Little Orange Bird),
in the Sunshine Tree.
(in the Sunshine Tree.)
Won't think of something sunny just for me?

Think of funny thoughts.
(Think a funny thought.)
Or a sunny word.
(Or a sunny word.)
That will make me happy, little Orange Bird.

He thinks beautiful orange pictures,
and beautiful orange words.
Though his little beak,
can't even peep a squeak.
All the thoughts he ever spoke,
appear in orange smoke.
That's what makes the Orange Bird unique.

Little Orange Bird,
(Little Orange Bird),
in the Sunshine Tree.
(in the Sunshine Tree.)
Won't think of something sunny just for me?

Think of funny thoughts.
(Think a funny thought.)
Or a sunny word.
(Or a sunny word.)
That will make me happy, little Orange Bird.

When you're just about green with envy,
or gonna be feeling blue,
you can use a little orange thought or two.
When you start in blushing pink,
or your temper turns you red.
That's when the Orange Bird can see you through.

Little Orange Bird,
(Little Orange Bird),
in the Sunshine Tree.
(in the Sunshine Tree.)
Won't think of something sunny just for me?

Think of funny thoughts.
(Think a funny thought.)
Or a sunny word.
(Or a sunny word.)
That will make me happy, little Orange Bird.

With his beautiful orange feathers,
and beautiful leafy wings,
he's a fluffy little puffy sight to see.
He can turn your frown around,
when you see him looking down,
the Orange Bird up in the Sunshine Tree.

Little Orange Bird,
(Little Orange Bird),
in the Sunshine Tree.
(in the Sunshine Tree.)
Won't think of something sunny just for me?

Think of funny thoughts.
(Think a funny thought.)
Or a sunny word.
(Or a sunny word.)
That will make me happy, little Orange Bird.

Little Orange Bird,
(Little Orange Bird),
in the Sunshine Tree.
(in the Sunshine Tree.)
Won't think of something sunny just for me?

Little Orange Bird,
(Little Orange Bird),
in the Sunshine Tree.
(in the Sunshine Tree.)
Won't think of something sunny just for me?

Little Orange Bird,
(Little Orange Bird),
in the Sunshine Tree.
(in the Sunshine Tree.)
Won't think of something sunny just for me?

 Orange Bird was sometimes seen in person outside near the Sunshine Tree Terrace.  He could also be seen perched on his Sunshine Tree behind the counter.  In September of 1980, he starred in an educational film called Food and Fun: A Nutrition Adventure.  There were many items produced with the Orange Bird in addition to the record, including ceramics and vinyl toys.  Most of them were produced for sale as souvenirs for Florida gift shops and roadside stands.  In 2004, Orange Bird merchandise was introduced in Japan and there is now also some Orange Bird merchandise (Vinylmation, pins and antennae toppers) at Walt Disney World.

Japanese Orange Bird merchandise

(Thanks to DlandDug, DMarsh, Brer Anthony, goldenstate5, meowthew, Jim in Merced CA, CMDad, exp_627 and davewasbaloo  at LaughingPlace.com for their help with the Tiki Room dialogue.  The War Chant lyrics were found on Wikipedia with no reference cited.  The lyrics to War Chant  may be a phonetic approximation but are similar to what is actually being said during that song.)



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