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The Tiki Room Drummers are characters who appear in Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room. They are a group of tiki idols that are part of the Tiki Room attraction at the Disney Parks where they are brought to life by the attraction's magic.

History

Background

They are a group of tiki idols usually resembling monkeys or humanoids who use drums where they constantly play their instruments rhythmically. As the Enchanted Tiki Room itself is filled with magic, the magic was able to bring the Tiki Drummers to life where the idols become animate as they are able to play with drums.

Development History

When the Tiki Room first opened, the animatronics in the show not only included birds, but also included tiki drummers as well as the tiki totem poles which are also part of the show, in which according to the book Disneyland Detective by Kendra Trahan, there are twelve of them in the show. The Tiki Room attraction also consists of animatronic plants consisting of the orchids and the birds of paradise (plant variety) as well.

Due to the success of the attraction at Disneyland, the Tiki Room attraction was later constructed at Magic Kingdom and Tokyo Disneyland, still featuring the animatronic drummers in it.

Appearances

Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room

At the end of the musical number "Hawaiian War Chant", the Tiki Drummers begin to play their drums rhythmically and as they play together, the Tiki Totems come to life and begin to do their chanting part. As the Tiki Totem Poles chant along, the Drummers continue to play their instruments while the Birds of Paradise and Orchids sing along, bringing the song in a frenzy. As the frenzy continues, a loud thunderclap is heard throughout the attraction, frightening the Enchanted Tiki Room Birds. Michael then explains to José, Pierre, and Fritz, explaining that they must have angered the Tiki Gods which must have caused the storm. During the "Closing Bow" finale, the Tiki Drummers play their drums just before the guests leave the attraction after the show ends. As a special rendition of "Heigh Ho" plays, the Tiki Drummers continue drumming just as the guests leave the attraction.

The Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management)

In this extinct incarnation of the attraction at Magic Kingdom when Iago is furious with the Tiki Birds repeating the same show over and over again, Zazu warns him that the Tiki Gods will hear him to which Iago berates Zazu about this, putting the Tiki Room in trouble as the musical number "Hot, Hot, Hot" begins with the Tiki Drummers participating in it to which it ends interruptly with a loud thunderclap. As Zazu is curious to know what happened, the Tiki Drummers continue drumming rhythmically while the Tiki Totem Poles chant Uh-Oa's name just as Uh-Oa appears and punishes Iago for disturbing the Tiki Gods. Later when Iago appears again, the Tiki Drummers participate again during the Tiki Birds' rendition of "Conga" followed by a special rendition of "Get On Your Feet" just before the guests exit the attraction.

The Enchanted Tiki Room: Get the Fever!

In this extinct incarnation of the attraction, the Tiki Room Drummers participate, in which the four main show bird hosts, Danno, Scats, Buddy, and Lava find many ways to wake up the Tiki Room Drummers to which after a couple of failed attempts, the Tiki Drummers finally begin drumming throughout the show, finally waking them up. As they drum throughout the attraction, the Tiki Totem Poles continue with a rendition of the "Hawaiian War Chant" frenzy verse. After this, the sequence loops into the finale scene where a special rendition of "I Wan'na Be Like You" plays.

The Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents Aloha e Komo Mai!

The Tiki Drummers also participate in this incarnation of the attraction at Tokyo Disneyland. After Waha Nui feels frustrated that the Tiki Room show keeps getting interrupted by a mysterious culprit, he tries to find the culprit behind all the disruption to which during the scene where Stitch appears feeling offended for being called a prankster, the Tiki Drummers begin to drum just as Stitch himself is revealed to be the culprit throughout the show. Stitch, however, is scolded for playing pranks at the Tiki Room but he offers to join in after promising not to do anymore pranks to which Stitch is accepted to be in the show after keeping his promise.

Professor Porter's Trading Post

Although the Enchanted Tiki Room attraction was not constructed at Hong Kong Disneyland, the Tiki Drummers are also featured as one of the items collected by Professor Archimedes Porter.

Mystic Manor

A Tiki Drummer (labeled as "Drummer Idol") was featured amongst the artifacts in the Mystic Manor attraction where it is featured in the Tribal Arts room. Like many elements featured in it, the tiki drummer pays reminescence to the Enchanted Tiki Room attraction, alongside the tiki totem poles.

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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!

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

Media
Books: Tales from Adventureland: The Keymaster's QuestDisney Kingdoms: Enchanted Tiki Room
Characters
Enchanted Tiki Room BirdsJoséMichaelPierreFritzShowgirl BirdsClyde & ClaudeRositaOrchidsBirds of ParadiseTiki Room DrummersTiki Totem PolesJuan the Barker BirdMauiKoroRongoPeleNgendeiTangaroa-RuHina KuluuaTangaroaUtiUh-OaDannoLavaScatsBuddyManuMahinaWaha NuiHau'oli

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 ChantClosing BowFriend Like IagoHot, Hot, HotUh-Oa's SongIn the Still of the NightCongaGet on Your FeetIn the SummertimeFeverI Wan'na Be Like YouHawaiian Roller Coaster RideAloha, E Komo MaiOn the Beach at Waikiki
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