Tag Archives: Jungle Cruise

New cocktail books, magazine prove Tiki underground is alive and thriving

This year marks the publication of several new cocktail books along with continuing releases of a new quarterly magazine devoted to the revival of Polynesian Pop and mid-century culture. Continue reading

Posted in Cocktails, Culture, Events, Food, History, Recipes, Rum | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Week in Tiki (Nov. 30-Dec. 13, 2015): The Mai-Kai anniversary party, The Hukilau updates, Jungle Cruise restaurant at Disney World, Polynesian Resort lights torches, plus more!

There’s a lot of news to report in this belated but special holiday edition of The Week in Tiki. We have details on The Mai-Kai’s 59th birthday party on Dec. 28, plus updates on The Hukilau in June. There’s a … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Art, Attractions, Cocktails, Culture, Disney World, Events, Events, Events, Food, History, History, Hukilau, Magic Kingdom, Mai-Kai, Music, Other Florida, Recipes, Resorts, Restaurants, Reviews, Rum, South Florida, The Week in Tiki, Tiki mugs, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

The Week in Tiki (Aug. 24-Sept. 6, 2015): Lowbrow art icon The Pizz dies, September event previews and news, Tiki returns to South Beach fest

Sad news this week with the passing of artist Stephen Pizzurro, who will forever be known as The Pizz. The September calendar is chock full of Tiki events, from Chicago to Indianapolis to California. There’s also news on Tiki Kon, … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Cocktails, Culture, Events, Events, Events, Events, Festivals, Food, History, Music, Other Florida, Recipes, Restaurants, Rum, Rum festivals, The Week in Tiki, Tiki mugs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Week in Tiki (Aug. 10-23, 2015): Tiki Oasis soars to new heights, plus D23 thrills Disney fans, The Hukilau 2016, more summer news and events

August was a cavalcade of Tiki news and events, with thousands gathering in California for Tiki Oasis in San Diego. Meanwhile, Disney fans flocked to Anaheim for the D23 Expo. We also have recaps of the Tahitian Terrace Diamond Luau … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Art, Attractions, Cocktails, Culture, Disney World, Events, Events, Events, Events, Events, History, History, History, Hukilau, Magic Kingdom, Mai-Kai, Music, Other Florida, Photo galleries, Recipes, Rum, Rum festivals, South Florida, The Week in Tiki | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Week in Tiki (July 27-Aug. 9, 2015): Tiki Oasis blasts off, plus Summer event recaps, more rum and cocktail news

The summer Tiki event season reaches its climax this week with the big kahuna, Tiki Oasis in San Diego. We have a full preview, plus a recap of many other recent happenings: Texas Tiki Week, Hot Rod Hula Hop, the … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Cocktails, Culture, Events, Events, Events, Events, History, Music, Recipes, Restaurants, Rum, The Week in Tiki, Tiki mugs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Week in Tiki (March 23, 2015): Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto about to open, new Polynesian Village Resort merchandise

The latest news from Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort includes the pending opening of Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, plus DVC and construction updates plus new resort merchandise. There’s also news on a possible Jungle Cruise restaurant coming to the Magic Kingdom, … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, Cocktails, Disney World, Events, Events, History, Hukilau, Magic Kingdom, Recipes, Resorts, Rum, Rum festivals, South Florida, The Week in Tiki | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Say aloha to Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

UPDATES: Disney rushes to finish Polynesian renovations, Trader Sam’s (March 2015) Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto design, merchandise revealed (October 2014) At the colorful crossroads where Disneyphiles and Tikiphiles meet, there’s a new date to be honored and celebrated annually with … Continue reading

Posted in Cocktails, Culture, Disney World, History, Recipes, Resorts, Rum | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Is Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar in the mix for the re-imagined Downtown Disney?

UPDATES: Get the latest news on Trader Sam’s and the Polynesian refurbishment Rumors were swirling even before the official announcement March 14 about the planned massive renovation of the Downtown Disney shopping and entertainment district at Disney World in Lake … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Disney Springs, Disney World, History, Restaurants | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment