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Groot joins the Enchanted Tiki Room. Photo by Ken Lund [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr, modified.

Tiki Room birds unionize, demand higher wages

If their demands aren't met, they'll fly the coop. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- "Most little birdies will fly away, but the Tiki Room birds are here every day." That's the opening line in a complaint filed Thursday with the National Labor Relations Board against the Disney Company. In the complaint, the birds "and other performers" in the Enchanted Tiki Room say that they are underpaid, and have threatened to form a union. The labor dispute is well-timed by the performers, as Disney was ... Read more
Groot joins the Enchanted Tiki Room. Photo by Ken Lund [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr, modified.

Rumored Tiki Room overlay – not Moana, but Guardians of the Galaxy

There will be no Moana / Tiki Room overlay. It's Groot and Star Lord instead! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Fans of (the Magic Kingdom copy of) Walt Disney's original Tiki Room had their hackles raised earlier this week, as rumors swirled of a Moana overlay coming to the attraction. Thankfully, park officials quickly quashed that story, stating strongly that Moana will not be taking over the Tiki Room. Instead, the Guardians of the Galaxy will be joining Pierre, Fritz, and all of the singing birds, ... Read more
Dead parrot tribute at the Enchanted Tiki Room. Photo by Sam Howzit [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Confirmed: “Dead parrot” tribute in Magic Kingdom’s Tiki Room

It may not be dead, though, but just resting. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- As anyone who has ever set a backpack down in their Glendale, CA, offices knows, Disney Imagineers love to hide things. More specifically, though, they love to place Hidden Mickeys and tributes to other favorite things inside of attractions. While the hidden tributes tend to be only of Disney properties and former rides, occasionally a non-Disney item is snuck in. Well-known examples include Mr. Limpet in the Little ... Read more