Thursday, July 21, 2011
If you like Disneyland's Tiki Room as much as i do then you will love the new Trader Sam "Tiki" bar at the Disneyland Hotel. Trader Sam is supposed to be the “head salesman of the jungle", the one you see at the end of the Jungle Cruise and "every inch of this new place is decorated with his collection of artifacts and photos from his many adventures around the globe" as you will see on the video below just released by Disney Parks. On a certain point of view it's a new kind of Adventurer's Club theming, although with a totally different theming than the one which is now unfortunately extinct at WDW. But just like at the Adventurer's Club there is some nice little special effects, including rain effect (a bit like in the Tiki Room storm sequence), a Volcano erupting scene and even a ship in a bottle which is sinking!
By the way, do you want to know who provided so many Tikis and "Adventureland" artifacts to Disney parks since the last 40 years? It's a Californian company called Oceanic Arts. Oceanic Arts has been one of the main provider of Adventureland props to Imagineering since a looong time and if you're an Adventureland lover who wants to create your own Adventureland at home you will find everything to do it at Oceanic Arts. And when i mean everything, i really mean EVERYTHING, from sculpted Tikis of all sizes - including giant ones - to Polynesian war clubs and ceremonial paddles or bamboo poles you'll be able to find all the props (or almost) that Imagineering is using in Disney Parks' Adventureland. You won't see a lot on Oceanic Arts web page HERE but if you ask them their products catalogue you will be amazed, really!
That said, and this little secret shared with you, have a look at these short videos, and to know more about Trader Sam legend, jump on the Disney Parks blog HERE.
The next video will show you the volcano erupting effect.
On this last video you can see "the sinking ship in the bottle" effect - great effect, by the way.
If you are at the Disneyland Resort, make sure to have a drink at Trader's Sam!
Video: Copyright Disney and HV10N90