The Enchanted Tiki Room was originally going to be a dinner show, where guests would be entertained by the animatronic birds as they ate. The fountain at the center of the room would have been a coffee station. Due to the challenges of the arrangment, the idea was scrapped and the show remained just a show.
Walt Disney: Animator. Producer. Entrepreneur. Dropout?
When Walt Disney was 16 years old, he dropped out of high school and attempted to join the Army. He was too young and was not admitted, but he did secure a job as an ambulance driver for the Red Cross. Interesting, isn’t it?
This always makes me laugh! Poor Mike is so neurotic sometimes!
Big Thunder Mountain took 10 years of planning and 18 months of construction to complete. The construction used 650 tons of steel, 4,675 tons of specially-formulated ‘mud,’ and more than 9,000 gallons of paint. The cost of $17 million equals that of the California Disneyland opening in 1955. Additionally, $300,000 was spent on authentic set decorations.
This is one of my favorite Disney songs. Try and keep yourself from tapping your feet when listening to this song!