The Smile That Comes Out Mad

Posted by Matthew Hansen on June 13, 2013 in Disneyland

I always crack up at the Enchanted Tiki Room pre-show. The Tikis mostly all have humorous introductions but I think my favorite is Pele’s. Her voice is so intense when she explains how she’s so sad that her smile comes out mad. Texting translation –  >:(

Notice how the bromeliad flowers around Pele are all red, the color synonymous with anger… and fire… and lava…? I’m going to go out on a limb here and say the bright folks at Disney did that intentionally, which is awesome. Interesting anecdotal note – pineapples are a member of the bromeliad family and the only one to produce edible fruit. Dole whip sure sounds good on a warm night like tonight.

Pele Goddess of Fire in the queue of Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland