There’s that old joke at Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room:
Michael: “I sing so beautiful, I should sing solo…”
Jose: “Si, so low we can’t hear you!”
But a solo career is apparently what set one bird to flight.
Disney Parks Blog’s Michael Ramirez explained that there’s no reason for Jose to “wonder what happened to Rosita” anymore:
You may have heard about The Tropical Hideaway opening later this year in Disneyland park. This new Adventureland outpost will serve as an exotic marketplace for discovering unique food and beverages. In addition to experiencing delicious tastes from all corners of the world, you’ll also encounter colorful wildlife.
After years of performing with the bird mobile chorus of Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, Rosita is spreading her wings and taking flight towards a solo career. You’ll find her on the river’s edge at the loading dock waiting for her boat to arrive.
Rosita is a friendly cockatoo that looks forward to meeting travelers from around the globe who are also visiting The Tropical Hideaway. Pull up a nearby seat and say hello! But beware… she has a repertoire of jokes and one-liners that would make any Jungle Cruise Skipper proud!
This is one of my top three attractions at both the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland. Some days, that has much to do with their proximity to tangy, tasty treats (a.k.a. Dole Whip), but I digress.
I am truly fascinated with Tiki culture, having much to do with my own local (and late) Tiki bar and restaurant — the “Hu Ke Lau” in Chicopee and Longmeadow, Massachusetts — so, sitting in the Enchanted Tiki Room feels
I am thrilled to see that another tropical addition is coming to Disneyland! Hopefully, I can get out West to visit Rosita after she debuts.
But what do YOU think of the Enchanted Tiki Room or the upcoming Tropical Hideaway?
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