The animatronic bird show at the Enchanted Tiki Room is always a family favorite. A throwback to the old Disney and the physicality that can’t be replicated with a video screen. However, on our most recent visit, the show was even more entertaining than usual.
The announcer was hysterical; he had the entire audience rolling. We lucked out. We got to experience Maynard, a 25+ year veteran of Disneyland. He is so famous there are newspaper articles, blog posts, and YouTube videos about him.
Listen to his antics and the reaction of the crowd in this short video that I found on YouTube. The picture quality is poor, but you get a good idea of the Amazing Maynard.
After the show, Maynard was nice enough to allow a quick snapshot. It’s so gratifying to see someone take pride and enjoyment in their work. These personal touches mean more than the latest whizzbang technology — a heartfelt performance that connects with the crowd.
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