Who Needs Angry Birds? Marvel Has ‘Enchanted Tiki Room’

The Enchanted Tiki Room holds a special place in this Disney fan’s heart. Because of their claws? No, because they’re Macaws. But also because of the attraction’s history as the first proof of audioanimatronics. The show itself may seem a little quaint, but it’s charming. Can a limited series based on this attraction be more than that? It’s hard to say based on a cover image. There’s potential, especially if the creators really delve into the potential mysticism built into the concept. It could be a book that captures the feel of the best Mickey Mouse or Uncle Scrooge adventures. And again, I’m rooting for a callback to Seekers of the Weird. It won’t happen, but I keep rooting for it.

From Marvel:

The world famous attraction comes to Marvel Comics for an all-new adventure! Today, Marvel Entertainment and the minds at Walt Disney Imagineering are proud to announce ENCHANTED TIKI ROOM #1, the newest Disney Kingdoms limited series coming this October! Pack your sunscreen and catch the boat, because creators Jon Adams and Horacio Domingues are taking you on a tropical Disney Kingdoms vacation.

Welcome to the Enchanted Tiki Room, a place of legend…of fantasy…and mystery! Here, on an isolated and mysterious island, almost anything can happen. And often does! Inside the island’s Enchanted Tiki Room – an astonishing cast of birds, plants and ancient Tiki gods spring to life. As the next boat arrives carrying new visitors, what stories will unfold, what mysteries will be revealed and how are they all connected?

“The Disney Kingdoms series gave us an opportunity to build on stories from our classic Disney Parks attractions that guests love,” says Walt Disney Imagineer Tom Morris, speaking with the Disney Parks Blog. “We’re hoping the books inspire readers to revisit favorite attractions with a new perspective. For this series, we’re taking guests to a tropical island filled with everything loved from the original attraction and introducing some new characters, songs, and stories to discover.”

Launching under the Disney Kingdoms banner, Enchanted Tiki Room has been created in close partnership with the designers, producers and creative directors at Walt Disney Imagineering. Joining other critically-acclaimed hits like The Haunted Manion, Figment, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and more – Disney Kingdoms titles present exciting new adventures that expand upon the beloved lands, attractions and characters of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

Your journey is about to begin, so grab your flip-flops, pop open your beach chair and uncover the mystery and the magic this October with ENCHANTED TIKI ROOM #1!

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ENCHANTED TIKI ROOM #1
Written by JON ADAMS
Art by HORACIO DOMINGUES
Cover by BRIAN KESINGER
Orange Bird Variant Cover by JASON GRANDT
Connecting Variant Cover by JASON GRANDT
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
On-Sale Print & Digital This October!
Elements based on Enchanted Tiki Room © Disney

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About Derek McCaw

In addition to running Fanboy Planet, Derek has written for ActionAce, Daily Radar, Once Upon A Dime, and The Wave. He has contributed stories to Arcana Comics (The Greatest American Hero) and Monsterverse Comics (Bela Lugosi’s Tales from the Grave). He performs with ComedySportz San Jose and ShakesBEERience, in addition to occasional screenwriting and acting jobs. If you ever played Eric’s Ultimate Solitaire on the Macintosh, it was Derek’s voice as The Weasel that urged you to play longer. Email him at editor@fanboyplanet.com.