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Hench + Tiki + Booze = Awesome

Orlando Sour? Yes please!

Orlando Sour? Yes please!

One of the first truly awesome (for me) things I dug up while rummaging around the Disney Archives came when we were doing research to prepare for the Epcot 30th Anniversary event last year. In a box of files that once belonged to Imagineer John Hench, there was this odd manila envelope stapled shut with a note from Marty Sklar scrawled on the outside. Marty had been to Walt Disney World (this was in the very early years of the resort) and found that the cocktail lounge at the Polynesian Village Resort was using a shoddy, type-written menu to list their offerings. Judging this an “embarrassment”, Marty asked Hench to draw up a more Disney-quality presentation for the resort. As someone obsessed with early Walt Disney World, the Polynesian, and tiki beverages in general, this was a goldmine.

Read the story and see the art at D23’s site.

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