Tiki Day coincided perfectly with an official Disneyland tiki event, Mahaloween Luau. The event was hosted at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar, a bar located within the Disneyland Hotel, and is nothing short of spectacular. The event included food, drinks and live entertainment. What really peeking my interest was the addition of Imagineers (yes, that is the name that the Walt Disney Company gives their engineering staff) who discussed the history of tiki within Disneyland, including the gone, but not completely forgotten Tahitian Terrace, which was located where Aladdin’s Oasis is now, and personally, I think wasted space. Adventureland could really do with more food aside from the Bangle Tiger Barbecue and the Dole Whip stand, but I digress. The Imagineers also discussed the upcoming Trader Sam’s that is going to be added to Orlando.
When we arrived we saw many familiar faces from Tiki Day and enjoyed the extended social hour as well as the benefits of the event.
The evening had a fair bit of breeze so my not too painstakingly done hair-do suffered slightly. For the event I wore one of my last purchases in Portland, a Nani of Hawaii black and white number that I picked up at Red Light just days before our move. I loved the bust, and on our way to Trader Sam’s I noticed that the print even had what appeared to be Mickeys in the pattern!
Mahaloween also offered a swag bag, complete with a fabulous zombie tiki mug! And as much as I never intended us to have a tiki mug collection, I think it’s going to happen. Especially considering we bought one at Hale Pele before leaving Portland.
Unpacking is going so much slower than we thought! And these events certainly didn’t help! But I couldn’t resist these fun, once a year events that allowed us to begin socializing with the southern California crowd. And also, we needed a few breaks! But now it’s back the grind, and I hope to have our place squared away by the end of the week! But that may be wishful thinking.
Nani of Hawaii Dress: Red Light, Portland, Oregon
Shoes: Faryl Robin via Buffalo Exchange, Portland, Oregon
Nude Fishnets: Oroblu, Nordstorm
Bangles: Here and there
Purse: Simply Vintage, Portland, Oregon
Parasol: Thrifted by my dad!
Shirt: Thrifted by my dad!
Shorts & Shoes: Nordstorm