There’s been a celebration this summer of one of Disney’s most classic attractions: The Enchanted Tiki Room. We’ll have a post soon detailing the celebration first hand, but first up, we’ve got some merchandise to talk about!
First appearing at Disneyland in 1963, this feather-filled confection of song is now observing its 50th anniversary.
To mark the occasion, Disney has released a series of ceramic kitchen items reminiscent of the attraction’s Polynesian Island mood.
Among the wares are several items that would be perfect serving pieces for your next home luau. (You’re planning one now, aren’t you?)
There’s a chalice-like bowl called the “Rongo Enchanted Tiki Bowl.” I’m not sure if this piece, designed by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily, is meant to hold chips and nuts, or whether it’s a goblet for an especially thirsty sailor.
I’m thinking that if you’re out of pineapples and are serving lapu lapus, then this would make a fair alternative vessel.
The “Luau Bowl” could be for chips, or it could hold the food and water bowls for Fifi or Fido.
My favorite pieces are the tiki totem mugs, available in two styles.
Both mugs have removable “hats” so you can fill them with your rum-based concoctions, but there are small holes in the top of the hats making it easy to enjoy your beverage with a long straw.
Also part of the collection is a coaster set designed by Shag.
All these items are available throughout the Disney parks and resorts on both coasts.
Have they made their way onto your must-purchase list? Would you actually drink out of the mugs, or just use them for display? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.