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This article is about Enchanted Tiki Room character. For the Three Caballeros character, see José Carioca.

José is one of the four masters of ceremonies for Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room and The Enchanted Tiki Room: Under New Management.


Main Street Cinema[]

José is mentioned as a contact for the Disneyland Casting Agency to recruit new bird performers for the Tiki Room.

Skipper Canteen[]

There is a candelabra in this restaurant modeled after José, Fritz, Michael and Pierre.

The Tropical Hideaway[]

At the Tropical Hideaway, a package delivered by the Jungle Navigation Company is seen along the riverside. Said parcel is addressed to José.

Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room[]

José is the main Tiki Bird and his awakening by a cast member opens the show and calls Michael into waking up. He leads the Tiki Room cast in singing both The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room and Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing. Later during the Hawaiian War Chant musical number and when the frenzy goes fast, a large thunderstorm is brought to the Tiki Room; José then explains to the other Tiki Birds that someone "has left the shower running" to which Michael explains that the Tiki Gods have been angered for all the celebration. During the end of the show, he tells the audience, "We have a wonderful magic trick for you" just before the guests leave the attraction where the four bird hosts sing a special rendition of "Heigh Ho".

The Enchanted Tiki Room: Under New Management[]

The show opens the same way as the original, but the song is interrupted by Iago, who tells them that the old act isn't going to do it anymore. José protests by telling Iago "We've done the same show!" with Fritz. When Iago's actions wake up Uh-Oa, José and the others briefly sing Hot, Hot, Hot as the Tiki Gods come to life. With Iago punished and learning his lesson that the Tiki Room can adapt just fine to a new audience, José and his friends happily celebrate getting their show back.

Other appearances[]

Disney Kingdoms[]

In Disney Kingdoms: Enchanted Tiki Room, José decides to quit the group and start a solo career, with the Tiki Birds scrambling to find a substitute and considering options like the Orange Bird, holograms, and their volunteer employee Chip. After Chip's failure, José decides to come back as long as they let him have the creative freedom to perform new material. However, this does not last as José's ego continues to grow out of control and the band ends up breaking up entirely after a fight between him and Michael.

José continues trying to start a solo career, selling CDs at the hastily built "Chip's X-Treme Tiki World" island resort that Chip built with money invested by the wealthy Randy family. When this fails, he flies back home and desperately tries to make amends with the others, only for Michael to be kidnapped shortly afterwards, leading to a rescue and the eventual re-forming of the band.



  • No matter which cast member wakes up José at the beginning of the show, he would occasionally call them a "señorita", due to José's dialogues being pre-recorded.
  • According to an early script for Tiki Room which dates back to December 16, 1962, José introduces himself as "José Carioca", whose name was shared with the Brazilian parrot of the same name from Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros prior to his name being changed to simply "José" in the final version of the attraction (likely to avoid confusion between the two).[1]
  • Originally, José's plumage was green and yellow. It was later changed to red, green, and yellow.


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Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki RoomThe Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management)The Enchanted Tiki Room: Get the Fever!The Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents Aloha e Komo Mai!

Fireworks: Remember... Dreams Come TrueWorld of Color: Celebrate!
Restaurants: Trader Sam'sThe Tropical Hideaway

Books: Tales from Adventureland: The Keymaster's QuestDisney Kingdoms: Enchanted Tiki Room
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Crossover Characters: IagoZazuOrange BirdStitchJungle Navigation Company
Spin-off Characters: Saoirse Bullion-O'Callaghan

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