"Enchanted Tiki Room" Animatronic Jose Prop.

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Disneyana Start Price:50,000.00 USD Estimated At:50,000.00 - 75,000.00 USD
 Enchanted Tiki Room  Animatronic Jose Prop.
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This item SOLD at 2018 Aug 25 @ 17:12UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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(Disneyland, c.1960s-70s) An original animatronic prop of Jose from Disneyland's "Enchanted Tiki Room". As one of the four "hosts" of the attraction ever since it debuted in 1963, Jose's unique wit and humorous voice, provided by Disney Legend Wally Boag, has helped to make this particular tiki bird one of the most memorable aspects of the show over the last 55 years. Occasionally, some of the show's scenery and animatronics need to be replaced or refurbished to uphold the high-quality of the attraction. This animatronic was removed during one such refurbishment, and still contains much of its original animatronics inside. The bird has been restored to functioning condition, using as much of the original electrical components as possible in order to preserve its history. Jose now moves and speaks his original audio from the attraction while sitting within his custom-built perch, which is based on the perch seen in the attraction. Original animatronics from the park are among the rarest of all Disneyland collectibles, with an iconic character such as Jose being an exceptionally rare piece of Disneyland history. Jose measures approximately 6ft tall including his display stand, and is in very fine condition.