This article is about the character from Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room. For the character of the same name from Pirates of the Caribbean, see Barker Bird.

Juan the Barker Bird is a character from Tropical Serenade/Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room.

History

Background

Juan was one of the enchanted macaws of the Tiki Room and a cousin of the performer bird José; both of them had Mexican accents. While José hosted and performed in the Tiki Room, Juan worked to drum up business for their show by perching outside the Tiki Room to invite in would-be guests.

Development History

Built as audiences in 1963 didn't understand what an audio-animatronic show would be. Inspired by carnival-barkers, the imagineers used Juan as a depiction of what to expect in the show as he promoted the attraction.

Juan was to be José's cousin due to them sharing a voice-actor in the form of Wally Boag and also having a copied audio-animatronic. Two variants of the bird existed; one a copy of José's animatronic with red plumage while the other more popular animatronic was blue. He would be dressed up to mirror a carnival-barker, being given a traditional barker's hat, cane, collar and bow-tie.

Ultimately Juan was removed due too much high traffic outside of the Enchanted Tiki Room as guests observed him, blocking the entrance/exit of Adventureland. Additionally years later in 2000, wood rot would cause the canopy of the attraction where Juan was once perched to collapse.

Appearances

Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room

Perched nearby the idol of the goddess Uti in her canoe atop a canopy of the Tiki Room. Juan enticed guests to enter the Tiki Room by telling them of what would occur within the performances.

Walt Disney Story

The original red version of Juan would be moved to a display case at the Walt Disney Story in Main Street, U.S.A.'s opera house.

Walt Disney Family Museum

A replica of Juan is on display at the Walt Disney Family Museum, being used to demonstrate how audio-animatronics work as guests can use a joystick to manipulate his actions.

Trivia


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Disney Parks
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!Trader Sam'sThe Tropical HideawayRemember... Dreams Come TrueWorld of Color: Celebrate!
Media
Books: Tales from Adventureland: The Keymaster's QuestDisney Kingdoms: Enchanted Tiki Room
Characters
Enchanted Tiki Room BirdsJoséMichaelPierreFritzShowgirl BirdsClyde & ClaudeRositaJuan the Barker BirdMauiKoroRongoPeleNgendeiTangaroa-RuHina KuluuaTangaroaUtiUh-Oa

Crossover Characters: IagoZazuOrange BirdStitchJungle Navigation Company
Spin-off Characters: Saoirse Bullion-O'Callaghan

Songs
The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki RoomLet's All Sing Like the Birdies SingHawaiian War ChantFinale (Farewell and Aloha)Friend Like IagoUh-Oa's SongHawaiian Roller Coaster RideAloha, E Komo MaiOn the Beach at Waikiki
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