Thursday, January 28, 2016
It's time to revisit some GDB classics, featuring the Enchanted Tiki Room.
This first one was originally published in 2010, and dates from April, 1966. It's a great shot of the Barker Bird (with red plumage) as he entices passersby to stop in and see the show. Next to him is Uti, the goddess of fishing (which is why she is on an outrigger canoe).
Next is this image from 1964 (first posted in 2007) looking toward the Plaza from inside Adventureland's entrance. Again we can see the red Barker Bird. Notice that the archway near us is getting swallowed alive by pretty (but spiny) bougainvillea. The elephant tusks still look like ivory, rather than carved wood.
And finally, here's one from 1965 (posted back in 2006) - the era when ladies liked to tease their hair into impressive bouffants. A small crowd is waiting to be let in to see the pre-show... it's fun to imagine seeing the Enchanted Tiki Room back when it was a brand new attraction - like nothing anyone had seen before! That being said, it's still pretty great all these years later.
PS... the Barker Bird is blue!