Tiki Day

Yesterday brought Tiki Day at Disneyland.  Despite being only the second ever Tiki Day, there was quite a turn out!  I wore my second vintage Enchanted Tiki Room garment (the first being this), a homemade dress of the fabric guests could buy at the park in the 1960s…

Group days usually consist of activities done together throughout the day.  The first was a group photo in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, followed by the Jungle Cruise, where we proceeded to take over many, many boats.

Part of the extra excitement of Tiki Day was meeting fellow vintage blogger Suzanne of Sweetie Suz, who also put Tiki Day together.  We had met and had dinner the night before, and spent parts of the day together, including the opportunity to ride the Lilly Belle car along the Disneyland Railroad! Talk about a treat! I was giddy with excitement!

Later on in the day, we all lined up to take a tour of the Rivers of America on the Mark Twain.  It was great talking with such huge tiki fanatics, and admiring a bounty of tiki-wear! Many guests got very creative, including this stellar pair of tiki’ed out Mickey ears one gal made!

And to add another cherry atop this already fantastic day, Suzanne, her fiance, myself and Patrick were able to pilot the Mark Twain!

But of course you don’t spend the entire day with everyone attending, and Patrick and I went off on our own.  Patrick simply can’t go to Disneyland without getting some Dole Whip

And I had to meet Chip and Dale, who apparently fell head over heels in love with me! Which quite made my day.

Finally, near the end of the day, we all filed into the corral for the Enchanted Tiki Room.  We were lucky enough to have requested, and received Maynard for our host.  Maynard is a bit of a park celebrity to those who are regulars, since he is extremely expressive and highly entertaining with his myriad of voices.

I feel so lucky to have experienced another fabulous theme-day, along with so many other amazing experiences.

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