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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-03-16 07:06 am   Permalink

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On 2013-03-15 23:47, Dustycajun wrote:
Spotted this old photo that sold on ebay with a great looking Tiki outside the Tahitian Terrace. An Eli maybe??



I remember this guy being on a Mystery Tiki thread somewhere before, I think?

DC



This guy popped up in this thread:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=24081&forum=1&start=0

...and was also discussed in another, you're right - but I have no idea which, and what search word to use for it. "Disneyland" alone is a little too broad

Ron has a nicely weathered one at home:



I remember him in an O.A. context, but Eli Hedley sounds right somehow too....hmmm


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Bora Boris
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Joined: Mar 25, 2005
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From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2013-03-16 09:13 am   Permalink

It's Mysterious Tiki "X" as seen here and here.

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On 2005-01-19 13:20, Aaron's Akua wrote:

According to Bob at Oceanic Arts, it's a replica of a Cook Islands tiki that was carved in Samoa, then imported by "Cargoes by Carter" to the U.S.




Doug Horne did a great version of Bongofury's Tiki X.






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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2013-06-20 5:06 pm   Permalink

Bora Boris,

Thanks for figuring that out. That Doug Horne pencil drawing resides in Ron's house near the actual Tiki!

Another old menu from the Tahitian Terrace, must have been one of the first.



Now that is some great bamboo font!


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kiara
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From: Wan Q
Posted: 2013-06-20 9:02 pm   Permalink

I spent a lot of time pain stakingly putting together a lot of images from the Tahitian Terrace. Unfortunately I don't have a lot of them anymore. I do have that last image of the menu DC posted in color though. I'm looking for it now.



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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2014-12-10 5:53 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-06-20 21:02, kiara wrote:
I spent a lot of time pain stakingly putting together a lot of images from the Tahitian Terrace. Unfortunately I don't have a lot of them anymore. I do have that last image of the menu DC posted in color though. I'm looking for it now.



Kiara,

Would love to see what you have left in your archives. Here are a few more images from the web.

Early ad from the opening.



And a 1970's version.



DC


 
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PremEx
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From: Houston, Texas
Posted: 2014-12-10 10:37 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-08-12 05:39, Matterhorn1959 wrote:In the 1980s, Kikkoman Soy Sauce began sponsorship of the restaurant. The menu changed from the fun cartoon graphics to a more tapa cloth based design withe Kikkoman symbol:


These menus are smaller in size than the 1960s menus, measuring 5 by 5 inches when folded and 5 by 8.5 inches unfolded.



Just for the record, these small 5x5 menus were free take-away souvenir menus...smaller versions (without prices) than the actual larger menus you ordered from at the tables. They were kept in a small wooden rack by the hostess stand. Guests could grab one as a keepsake of their visit on their way out.

Disneyland's Blue Bayou Restaurant in New Orleans Square also had one of these small replica keepsakes of their full size menu, as well.
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Hiphipahula
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From: The Valley! Female, leo,fav color pink.
Posted: 25 days ago; 11:03 pm   Permalink

A guy posted his 1961 Disneyland home movie on Facebook page TRULY Vintage Disneyland today and in it was this Cargo's by Carter Marquee's as shown in this post. I think I have posted my tiki before but I can't find the post. My Big Marq is hardwood as well and has been painted at least once and then touch ups . I have searched everywhere and asked everyone if they know where he came from, I do know he spent several years in Nicholas Cages backyard and all of his Tiki's are pedigree and were sought out and purchased through brokers. The guy I received it from bought it from Nick's estate sale at his home when he went to actually buy a car. The bottom of the tiki is a cement block with cut off steel that went through another cement block. Here are some photos of the home movie and my Marq.
I'm sure I found where this marq's home was.














 
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johnnyvelvet
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From: Louisiangeles
Posted: 24 days ago; 08:10 am   Permalink

Thanks to the contributors! All of you have such perseverance and dedication to an incredible place. My family visited Disneyland in the late 60s but I was the toddler, so I was left at a strict Aunt's house. Again, with the resurgence of Poly Pop, how come Disney [or another source] doesn't bring it back? Can you imagine the crowd that would line up there today - especially in California?!

 
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PremEx
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Posted: 23 days ago; 11:13 am   Permalink

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On 2015-04-28 08:10, johnnyvelvet wrote:
Again, with the resurgence of Poly Pop, how come Disney [or another source] doesn't bring it back? Can you imagine the crowd that would line up there today - especially in California?!



Wouldn't be at all surprised if something weren't already in the works regarding this location and Disney's upcoming animated "Moana" movie:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=48383&forum=1

Though it would most likely be a character dining experience, rather than something like the old show.

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Hiphipahula
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Posted: 23 days ago; 10:39 pm   Permalink

I should also add, to my above post this in NOT one of the 2 natural hardwood Marq's that stand together at the entrance of Adventureland. This Marq stands alone near a rest area. This Marq. is painted. Made by Cargo's by Carter
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