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Tiki_Koro
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Feb 18, 2015
Posts: 20
From: Orlando, Florida
Posted: 2015-02-19 10:45 am   Permalink

Aloha and greetings from sunny Central Florida! I have been a lurker for the past few years, but with the recent and upcoming expansions of Orlando's tiki scene, I decided to sign up and participate in the conversations. My real name is Chad, but I adopted Koro as my user name because of the prominence of his figure overlooking my favorite bar, Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel. I am an attorney by day, but I also moonlight as a bartender at Walt Disney World's Golden Oak Club, a private club for residents of Disney's Golden Oak community. I've been bartending at Disney seasonally since 2006 and have worked at over a dozen bars across property.

I started getting into the tiki culture a few years ago while attending law school in Southern California. I watched Trader Sam's open and became a weekly regular for its first two years before moving back to Florida. I met some great people through Sam's who encouraged me in my new hobby, and I am so excited to see Orlando getting its own Trader Sam's in just a few weeks. No doubt I will meet a few of you there!


 
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kkocka
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 23, 2013
Posts: 749
Posted: 2015-02-19 10:49 am   Permalink

Welcome aboard dude. There's a number of tiki/Disney crossovers here, no doubt you'll figure them out. Lots of us have the Enchanted Tiki Room to thank for introducing us to the world of tiki.
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TikiHardBop
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 21, 2009
Posts: 524
From: Rockledge, FL
Posted: 2015-02-19 2:54 pm   Permalink

If you have access to the Book of Face, the Brevard Tiki group is much more active than the Orlando community and is pretty close by. Look for a pre-Hukilau gathering soon. There is also a Florida Tiki group on FB as well.
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Loki-Tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 05, 2007
Posts: 463
From: Like...The Valley
Posted: 2015-02-20 3:15 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-02-19 10:49, kkocka wrote:
Lots of us have the Enchanted Tiki Room to thank for introducing us to the world of tiki.


To thank or to curse, depending on how you look at it


 
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