Thursday, October 06, 2016

Where's My Tiki?

This September 1959 shot of a gent standing next to a Tiki statue got me wondering; what happened to it? This next shot from January 1959 looks like the same statue, but with a different paint job. Is it the same one but moved to a different location, or were there multiple versions of the same carving?

This dark June 1958 image would make one think that there were either three of these in the Park or else this guy really got moved around a lot!

This September 1962 shot is the most recent one in my collection; after that, it would seem that this poor guy got booted out of Disneyland. Anyone out there know his story?

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Darryl R said...

Dave...It appears to me these are the same least photos #1, #3 and #4. Note the sign "BAZAAR & CANTINA" is visible in each of those.

I thought I found him in the Jungle Cruise...but different arms...RATS!

Darryl R said...

...also he is visible in many of your general Adventureland pics of the 50's and 60's.

beachgal said...

Isn't he a totem and not a tiki?

Dave DeCaro said...

Hi Beachgal: a tiki is a large or small wooden or stone carving in humanoid form. Not sure a totem would have been in Adventureland. Frontierland maybe, but not Adventureland. I think you're just stalling to avoid answering my question! Ha!

DrGoat said...

I'll go out on a limb and call that a Tiki. You can check with the guys at to be sure.

Dave DeCaro said...

Dr. Goat - I think you're pretty safe on that limb.