I’m not sure exactly why Marvel keeps publishing these comics based on Disney theme park attractions, but it probably has something to do with the fact that Disney owns Marvel. Anyway, if you’re old and love kitsch, cocktails, tiki bars and so on, you will probably get all excited about Enchanted Tiki Room #1, the start of….well the PR doesn’t say if its a mini series, a standalone or how long it is or anything really. But it is a thing.

Probably a thing that will be sold at Disney theme parks.

This comics series is a collaboration with Imagineering, the Disney division which sits around and thinks of amazing things all day. Previous books included Figments, Haunted Mansion and Big Thunder Railroad.

The actual Enchanted Tiki Room attraction is one of those early 60s animatronic displays that doesn’t really do anything – you walk into a room and a bunch of parrots from different lands say incredibly stereotyped things and they sing. And it’s enchanting!

Anyway, the comic is coming out next month:

Welcome to the Enchanted Tiki Room, a place of legend…of fantasy…and mystery! Here, on an isolated and mysterious island, almost anything can happen. And often does! Inside the island’s Enchanted Tiki Room – an astonishing cast of birds, plants and ancient Tiki gods spring to life. As the next boat arrives carrying new visitors, what stories will unfold, what mysteries will be revealed and how are they all connected?

Your journey is about to begin, so grab your flip-flops, pop open your beach chair and uncover the mystery and the magic on October 5th withENCHANTED TIKI ROOM #1! Plus, look for the ENCHANTED TIKI ROOM #1 POSTER, available at your local comic shops on October 12th(AUG161041)!

ENCHANTED TIKI ROOM #1 (AUG160951)

ENCHANTED TIKI ROOM #1 POSTER Also Available (AUG161041)

Written by JON ADAMS
Art by HORACIO DOMINGUES
Cover by BRIAN KESINGER
Orange Bird Variant Cover by JASON GRANDT (AUG160952)

Connecting Variant Cover by JASON GRANDT (AUG160954)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (AUG160953)

Variant Cover by JODY DALY (AUG160955)

Elements based on Enchanted Tiki Room © Disney

FOC – 9/12/16, On-Sale – 10/5/16

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Comments

  1. Josh says

    Must be based on the old one. They updated it years ago in DisneyWorld. The main parot is no longer the lead. It’s instead lead by Iago and Zazoo. It has a little story, but how much can you do in a ride? It’s not like the Pirates ride has a story, or Space Mountain.

  2. Carter says

    “I’m not sure exactly why Marvel keeps publishing these comics based on Disney theme park attractions…”

    Yeah, definitely the Disney thing. I imagine the GNs are heavily stocked in the theme parks. I bet they do pretty well. Disney isn’t stupid.

    But, also, it seems there’s a giant level of fandom about Disney attractions, their design, the people who work on them, etc. I don’t get it myself but there’s also a giant fan-base for model trains, which I also don’t understand. They, in turn, probably don’t understand comics.

  3. Bill Beechler says

    They actually went back to the classic birds and songs recently at WDW. And, yes, the collections are sold in Disney Parks stores connected to the rides associated with them.

  4. Jer says

    I pretty much figure that any media created around a Disney theme park ride is someone trying to recapture the magic of Pirates of the Caribbean moving from classic ride to hit movie.

    I wouldn’t be surprised at all to find out that someone in Disney is pulling their hair out trying to figure out the script that will finally make It’s A Small World a major multi-media franchise.

  5. Al@ says

    It’s like Gold Key comics came back, but more like a Pet Cemetary version of our beloved Gold Key, without a soul or any joy.

  6. Torsten Adair says

    I spotted both the Disney Kingdoms collections and single issues at Disney World this summer.
    There’s a Marvel store at Disney Springs, next door to a Star Wars shop, and a block away from the AMC theater.
    Also, the gift shops for the rides stock them… Disneyland’s Tiki Room doesn’t have a gift shop, but there’s probably one nearby… you can’t walk too far without spotting one.

    As for the attraction… you get to sit down and relax for fifteen minutes.
    It also has a connection to Moana… we’ll have to wait and see if there are any Tiki easter eggs in the movie…

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