Friday, May 24, 2013
Make it blue! Make it red!
The barker bird that once enticed guests into Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room is a relic of the past. Today's post will celebrate that long-gone bird and show how it underwent a series of changes during its short tenure outside this Adventureland attraction. In this 1962 pre-opening shot, he is hatless.
By January 1964, a straw hat and cane had been added to the mix:
This May 1965 shot shows a change from blue to red, as if the fairies from "Sleeping Beauty" had flown over the attraction and used their wands on the Barker Bird:
In August 1966, the Barker Bird is back to his original blue plumage:
Final shot for today is one from the archives of Bill H., dated July 1979:
I hope you all have a festive 3-day weekend and are able to get a little R&R; I know I plan to!
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