April 5, 2024

I Want That Too with Lauren Hersey Ep 4 : Disney's Tiki Culture & Merchandise

I Want That Too with Lauren Hersey Ep 4 : Disney's Tiki Culture & Merchandise

In Episode 4 of "I Want That Too," where we venture into the world of Disney merchandise, with a special focus on the Tiki culture found within the Disney universe. Join entertainment writer Jim Hill and co-host Lauren Hersey as they uncover the stories behind Disney collectibles, explore the history of the Enchanted Tiki Room, and dive into the resurgence of Tiki culture among Disney fans and collectors.

In This Episode:

  • The Significance of April 5th in Disney Park History: Discover why this date holds a special place in the hearts of Disney fans.
  • Spotlight on Tiki Culture: A deep dive into the history of the Enchanted Tiki Room and its controversial management change, exploring how Tiki culture has been integrated into the Disney parks and merchandise.
  • Featured Merchandise: The newly released Zazu shoulder plush in celebration of "The Lion King's" 30th anniversary and a look at the coveted Tiki mugs that have become a collector's dream.
  • Book Review:
  • "Before the Birds Sang Words" by Ken Bruce, offers an in-depth
  • exploration of Disney's feathered friends and the technology behind their creation.
  • Sponsor Shoutout: A big thank you to TouringPlans.com for making this deep dive into Disney's Tiki culture possible.
  • Listener Engagement: We invite our listeners to share their Disney collections and stories. Reach out to us at Lauren@laurenhersey.com or
  • Jim@jimhillmedia.com.

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