Saturday, November 17, 2007

Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room


The Enchanted Tiki Room opened June 23rd, 1963. The attraction is in Disneyland, but it was owned by WED Enterprises, financially separate from Disneyland. WED was all Walt's, so like the trains, he must have had some neat arrangement where he got control and benefited twice, once through his WED company and again through Disneyland.

Tickets to "Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room" were NOT originally in ticket books sold at the main gate, they were sold separately at a ticket booth at or near the Tiki Room (anyone know exactly where?). From what I can tell, tickets for the Tiki Room were sold separately until October 1966.

These tickets are just beautiful. I do not know the date, but I have seen others and they are not as elaborate, so I am guessing these are from the first run. These tickets are good sized at 2 1/2 x 6, just shy of the ticket book size at the time. First is an Adult Ticket. 75 cents please:




And of course, the kids want to see the show too! They are only .50 cents:


One of the first appearances on the Grand "E" Ticket, from May 1967, on that cool Castle Paper! Pirates of the Caribbean has fresh ink on this Baby, just two months old:

And, just because they are so yummy:


See a nice video clip of Walt talking about his Enchanted Tiki Room.

2 comments:

Luucca said...

I am doing a little research on some Disneyland items I inherited from my dear great aunt. Within the mix are two items;
1. Two Purple Tiki Room Tickets with a white stripe that reads "complimentary" across them. Adult Admission listed at 75 cents.

2. A Disnleyland Auto Park 25 cents "complimentary" pass

3. A "Starlite" ticket-book that I've not found anywhere online. It provided 2 admissions and 12 adventures and was good only after 6pm. The "date stamp" for this is 636A

Any idea as to the market value of these items? I plan on keeping them now, but am interested in if these are rare.

Luucca said...

I am doing a little research on some Disneyland items I inherited from my dear great aunt. Within the mix are two items;
1. Two Purple Tiki Room Tickets with a white stripe that reads "complimentary" across them. Adult Admission listed at 75 cents.

2. A Disnleyland Auto Park 25 cents "complimentary" pass

3. A "Starlite" ticket-book that I've not found anywhere online. It provided 2 admissions and 12 adventures and was good only after 6pm. The "date stamp" for this is 636A

Any idea as to the market value of these items? I plan on keeping them now, but am interested in if these are rare.