Disneyland’s The Enchanted Tiki Room turns 50 this year! I was lucky enough to go to a fun event at The Walt Disney Family Museum that was co-presented by Tiki Oasis. Obviously tiki themed, there were tons of ladies and gents in their vintage Hawaiian best! And best of all, the museum was open to explore into the evening hours. And there were cocktails from Smuggler’s Cove and even a Dole Whip booth!
1960s Hawaiian maxi dress, purse: thrifted
hair flower: stolen off a bush (shhh!)
dark blue bangle: estate sale
light blue carved bangle: bohemian bisoux
mother of pearl bangle, abalone ring: ebay
wooden flower ring: my grandmother’s
50s Wilma Flinestone-esque necklace: Moon Zoom Vintage, San Jose
50s raffia slides: for sale in my etsy shop
It was fun to see so many people dressed up. There were a bunch of women in similar style 60s maxis like mine, and I wish I could’ve orchestrated a stylish group photo! I saw 40s rayon Hawaiian maxis, a 50s black velvet hand painted tiki skirt, and a woman wearing the most amazing burlap vest and skirt combo that had images of Snow White on it from the 50s! I wanted to take photos of these lovely ladies but didn’t want to come off as a creep. I definitely regret not asking to take a picture. Must get over shyness to approach awesome vintage ladies!
It goes without saying that I had a great time and I didn’t want the evening to end. I really enjoyed seeing the museum, it was my first time there. I have to go back though since I didn’t even get to see it all! And I have to say that walking through the end of the exhibit gave me chills. It’s that good.
There’s also currently a really great Maurice Sendak exhibit that I got to see, as well. Did you know that Maurice Sendak was inspired to do illustration from seeing Fantasia as a child? It’s true.
Maurice Sendak art for the Spike Jonze 2009 film.
I was overjoyed to find the Mary Blair section of the museum. Including a floor design based off of Mary Blair’s It’s a Small World art that will now forever be in my dream house floor files.
So I hadn’t heard of this event until it was already sold out, so I was SO lucky that my talented friend Uni and Her Ukelele was performing for the event and I got to get in on her guest list.
In conclusion, get your butt over to the Walt Disney Museum. I know that visiting the museum really made me want to go to Disneyland again. What’s your favorite ride at Disneyland? What Disney cartoon is your favorite?