Pirates of the Polynesian!
During a recent research trip, the Imaginerding staff was treated to a special tour of the Magic Kingdom by Foxxfur of Passport to Dreams and 2719 Hyperion.
As we exited Pirates of the Caribbean and made our way through the gift shop, Foxxfur stopped and pointed out some interesting items that were hanging from a net on the ceiling.
The first clue should be the Tiki Guy from the first photo. (See Foxxfur’s post entitled Iconography for more of the Tiki Guy.)
It looks like one of two things: the Imagineers borrowed a few items from the Polynesian Resort during a recent remodel or the Pirates Plundered Polynesia!
Either way, it is a fantastic way to reuse material.
Don’t forget to look up!
4 thoughts on “Pirates of the Polynesian!”
Wow, I never noticed that before! I’ll be sure to check it out next time I’m there.
Interestingly enough, the Tiki character you mention also appears outside the Tiki Room at Disneyland. In fact the picture I have of it was my facebook profile picture for a while. I of course have no idea where it originated, but here’s a link to the photo I took last October. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mfeige/4946575819/in/set-72157624728227735/
Nice! Thanks for the great post, George. And a big thanks to Foxxfurr, as well.
Also doesn’t make a lot of sense. If you were a pirate would you plunder local ceremonial art? And if you brought it back would you then put it in a net and store it on the ceiling?