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This article is about the character from Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room. For the character of the same name from Moana, see Maui.

Maui is one of the Tiki Gods represented in the Enchanted Tiki Garden, the pre-show of Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room, an attraction at Disneyland.

History

Background

Inspired by the mythical trickster and hero of the same name, originating in Hawaiian and Maori mythology. Like his inspiration, Maui is depicted as having restrained the sun so as to control its movement and give his people time.

Appearances

Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room

Maui is the first Tiki God to speak in the pre-show of the Enchanted Tiki Room.  He tells guests of his legends and how he roped the sun.

His sign poem reads: "Through his special mystic powers He made the sun keep regular hours Maui tells us time to go Time for wonderous tiki show"

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

As with other Tiki God statues, Maui can also be found at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort at Walt Disney World.  A separate Tiki depiction of Maui appears as the mascot for Disney's resort, having a large wooden statue in the resort's lobby which depicts him. He is also present on many of the promotional material works and signs found throughout the resort.

Cards which were once handed out at the resort once described this and explained his significance in Polynesian culture. Namely his importance to the fictional village who lived in the Polynesian Village Resort. These cards read:

"The folklore of Polynesia contains no more colourful characters than those of Maui. His exploits are told and retold across the island world, from Hawaii to Bora Bora to New Zealand.

Maui, born of the gods, lived among the people of the South Seas. His Pranks and tricks provided the Islanders with a constant source of new tales… How Maui, with his magic fish hook, pulled the islands of Polynesia from the depths of the sea…And happiest of tale of all, how Maui achieved his greatest feat – capturing the Sun with a specially woven net, refusing to release it until he secured a promise that the Sun would pursue his course across the sky more slowly.  This, of course, means more daylight for all…for all who live in Polynesia.

So now you know why the people of every Polynesian Village remember the mischievous one – the playful god of the people, Maui".

The Tahitian Terrace

Maui's statue from the Tiki Room can be found in the Tahitian Terrace restaurant at Hong Kong Disneyland.

Other Appearances

Disney Kingdoms

Maui's tiki idol from the Enchanted Tiki Room makes fairly minor appearances in Disney Kingdoms: Enchanted Tiki Room comics.

Gallery


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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
JoséMichaelPierreFritzEnchanted Tiki Room BirdsShowgirl BirdsClyde & ClaudeRositaJuan the Barker BirdMauiKoroRongoPeleNgendeiTangaroa-RuHina KuluuaTangaroaUtiUh-Oa

Crossover Characters: IagoZazuOrange BirdStitch
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 Mai


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Series
Seekers of the WeirdFigmentBig Thunder Mountain RailroadFigment 2The Haunted MansionEnchanted Tiki Room
Disney Characters
Candleman • DespoinaDreamfinderFigmentCumulus IsobarBarnabas T. BullionJason ChandlerThe Spirit of Big Thunder Tyrannosaurus Rex Billy the Disney Goat George WillikersCaptain GoreMadame LeotaConstance HatchawayHatbox GhostHitchhiking GhostsGhost HostPickwickOrganistJoséMichaelPierreFritzTangaroaMauiTangaroa-RuPeleRongoNgendeiHina KuluuaOrange Bird
Original Characters
Maxwell KeepMelody KeepArthur KeepEllen KeepRoland KeepReaper KingChimeraFyeChairman IllocrantSingularAbigail BullionCapricious HarmonySparkDoubtfinderDanny CroweSaoirse Bullion-O'Callaghan
Concepts
Museum of the WeirdJourney Into ImaginationBig Thunder Mountain RailroadThe Haunted MansionMatterhorn BobsledsThe Enchanted Tiki Room
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