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♫ All the birds sing words
And the flowers croon
In the tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki room ♫
"Wahine me keonimana, Ladies and Gentlemen, come with us to a world of joyous songs and wondrous miracles: Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room!"

The Enchanted Tiki Room is a theater-in-the-round attraction shown in different forms at various Disney Parks. While there are major differences between each version of the pseudo-Polynesian Adventureland show, the core concept remains mostly the same; guests are welcomed into a magical tiki hut that comes to life with over 150 singing birds, flowers, and tikis all around them, with a fountain in the center of the room.

There is an Enchanted Tiki Room at the following parks, with each version they've received covered:

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Walt Disney with José in the Tiki Room.
The original Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room has been a mainstay at Disneyland Park since June 23, 1963. The only version of the attraction that Walt Disney himself has touched, the ride was the first one to use Disney's patented Audio-Animatronics technology. The show features four host macaws known as the Tiki Birds, each with various stereotypical accents; Mexican-accented José (voiced by Wally Boag), Irish brogue-speaking Michael (Fulton Burley), French-accented Pierre (Ernie Newton in the original, Jerry Orbach in WDW's Under New Management mentioned below), and German-accented Fritz (Thurl Ravenscroft). The Tiki Birds and the Tiki Room itself entertain guests with a musical show featuring songs such as "The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room" by The Sherman Brothers, "Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing", and the "Hawaiian War Chant".

    Magic Kingdom
The sign of Magic Kingdom's first Tiki Room, Tropical Serenade.
The Tiki Room's new managers, Iago and Zazu.
Walt Disney World's initial version of the attraction was called Tropical Serenade, which was virtually identical to Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room save for a different pre-show. It opened with the park until September 1, 1997, when Disney made the controversial decision to update the attraction for modern times. This updated version, The Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management), opened on April 5, 1998, and featured two famous birds from Disney's animated films; Iago the parrot from Aladdin and Zazu the hornbill from The Lion King.

In this version, the show starts off normally, but it gets interrupted by Iago (voiced by Gilbert Gottfried), who complains about how "outdated" the show is and tries to modernize it saying (or singing to the tune of "Friend Like Me"), "It's a whole new world so you better get hip, or your audience will disappear." Zazu (voiced by Michael Gough) and the four Tiki Room birds plead for Iago not to do so, but the parrot doesn't care. However, his insensitive attitude in the Tiki Room angers the Tiki Gods, and the "Tiki Goddess of Disaster" Uh-Oa (voiced by Armelia McQueen) punishes him, sending him from his perch up out of the Tiki Room. After Zazu then has the Tiki Gods themselves perform, a burnt and beat-up Iago reappears in a compartment on the wall, calling the Tiki Gods the greatest act he's ever heard and they're going to get rich from this show. After he gets the audience on their feet, the Tiki Birds perform a "magic trick" and make the audience "disappear" (get them to leave the theater).

Under New Management ran until January 12, 2011, when a small fire broke out in the ride's attic, supposedly severely damaging the Iago figure (the first one that interrupts the show). Disney closed down the attraction and used the opportunity to re-open an edited version of the original Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room—this time without the Tropical Serenade name—on August 15, 2011 and continues to operate that version to this day.

    Tokyo Disneyland
Stitch, the "Big Kahuna" himself.
Japan's version was initially a clone of the original that opened with the park on April 15, 1983. It closed on June 16, 1999, and was replaced on October 15, 1999, by The Enchanted Tiki Room: Now Playing Get the Fever!, a show that replaced the old format entirely, with four new host birds (Danno, Scats, Buddy and the first female host bird, Lava) and a wild Vegas-style nightclub feel. While it did not run in English, an English demo track was recorded. You can see a fan's recording of the show with the English demo track dubbed over in two parts here and here. Get the Fever! ran until January 27, 2008, when it was replaced by The Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents Aloha e Komo Mai! on July 25 that year, featuring the mischievous blue alien from the Lilo & Stitch franchise (voiced by Kōichi Yamadera). Notably, this version is the only one to not feature the iconic theme "The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room" at all (although part of the "Hawaiian War Chant" is used here). There's no English version of the show, but you can watch a Fan Sub of it here.

Instead of the Tiki Birds, we are introduced to the four "Birds of Paradise", Hanoli, Manu, Mahina, and Waha Nui, who then sing "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride" from the original Lilo & Stitch film. The lights go out midway, interrupting the song, and the Tiki Room is graffitied with pictures and messages. The birds believe that one of the drawings is of the leader of the Enchanted Tiki, the Big Kahuna. They worry that he will doom them if he's angered, but they then notice that the messages also say "Aloha e komo mai" (Hawaiian for "Hello, welcome") and then sing "Aloha, E Komo Mai", the theme song of Lilo & Stitch: The Series. As the show goes on, however, the birds deal with further interruptions, including someone blasting air horns from the flower beds, putting plastic Stitch ears on the birds of the Birdmobile, and painting said Birdmobile birds blue. Then the lights go out again, and a figure purporting himself to be the Big Kahuna appears from the fountain. After a few moments, he reveals himself to actually be Stitch, who says he did those interruptions throughout the show so he could be in it, but the Birds of Paradise scold him saying he should've asked before the show began. They do let Stitch perform, however, provided he stops causing trouble, and after Stitch and the Birds of Paradise performs a reprise of "Aloha, E Komo Mai", he declares everyone in the Tiki Room to be ʻohana.

Marvel published a five issue Enchanted Tiki Room comic book series written by Jon Adams and illustrated by Horacio Domingues as the last entry in their Disney Kingdoms line.

In the tropey, tropey, tropey, tropey, tropey room, in the tropey, tropey, tropey, tropey, tropey room:

    Tropes in multiple versions of the Enchanted Tiki Room 
  • Expanded Universe: Has received a Disney Kingdoms miniseries and plays a role in the first book of Tales from Adventureland.
  • Intercontinuity Crossover: Under New Management with Iago and Zazu, and Aloha E Komo Mai! with Stitch.
  • Long-Runners: The Tiki Birds have done the same show since 1963. This is actually mentioned by the Tiki Birds in Iago's version of "Friend Like Me" in Under New Management, which itself actually counts for this trope but not nearly as much as the original (almost 13 years before its removal). The Stitch version achieved this status when it turned 10note  on July 25, 2018, and as of 2021, it has now existed for longer than any other non-original version of the show.
  • Polly Wants a Microphone: The Tiki Room is where "all the birds sing words," after all. The above mentioned spinoff works have separate explanations: Disney Kingdoms has the magic of the Tiki Gods in the room give all animals who enter full speech and sentience while Tales from Adventureland describes the Tiki Room as a magical bird sanctuary built by the Menehune as a haven for special talking birds known as the Akamai.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Lava in Get the Fever! and Mahina in Aloha E Komo Mai!.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: Each of the four classic Tiki Birds (José, Michael, Pierre, and Fritz) have plumages that match the countries their accents represent.
  • Welcoming Song:
    • "The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room"
      Welcome to our tropical hideaway, you lucky people you
      If we weren't in the show, starting right away, we'd be in the audience too
    • The Stitch version uses "Aloha, E Komo Mai" instead.

    The original Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room (includes Tropical Serenade

    Under New Management 

    Japan-exclusive shows 

Now Playing: Get the Fever!:

  • Viva Las Vegas!: This show has a good amount of that tone, what with the lounge-singer-like birds and the nightclub feeling.

Stitch Presents Aloha e Komo Mai!:

  • Aliens Speaking English: Stitch, of course. Granted, it's Japanese with some Hawaiian here, but still.
  • Easily Forgiven: Stitch gets admonished by the Birds of Paradise for the trouble he causes, but he still gets to perform anyway provided he doesn't misbehave again.
  • Tempting Fate: When the Birdmobile birds tell the Birds of Paradise that a blue creature (Stitch) put the plastic ears on them, Manu quips that they're lucky or else their bodies could have turned blue. Cue Stitch throwing blue paint on the Birdmobile.note