Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California is hosting a virtual fundraising event and its one in which vintage Disneyland fans will want to sink their teeth: Tahitian Terrace-Inspired Dinner with Marcy Carriker Smothers.

The virtual cook-along event will feature Eat Like Walt: The Wonderful World of Disney Food author Marcy Carriker Smothers as she prepares a throwback meal consisting of Pineapple Polynesian Ribs, Green Salad with Tahitian Terrace Ginger Dressing, and Tahitian Terrace Punch using original recipes from the original restaurant!


RECIPE: Pineapple Polynesian Ribs from Tahitian Terrace at Disneyland

The Tahitian Terrace was a popular restaurant in Disneyland from 1962- 1993. Nestled behind Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, the Terrace was a sit-down restaurant with a dinner show featuring grass-skirted dancers and barefooted fire walkers. The menu was partly inspired by Walt Disney’s visits to the South Pacific.

Bring vintage Disneyland into your home, and Eat Like Walt!


Tickets can be purchased from the Bowers Museum official website.

  • Member $5
  • General $10

Advanced reservations are suggested. Ticketholders will receive a private link to view the online presentation at 5 PM on the day of the program.

But Wait, There’s More


Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic at the Bowers Museum has reopened its doors! The 10,000-square-foot exhibit pays tribute to 50 years of Walt Disney Archives with more than 400 objects, including original artwork, costumes, and props. This is a must see for Disney fans.

The exhibit is available from September 12, 2020 – February 28, 2021. For tickets or more information visit the official site.

  • D23 Gold Members receive a discount on tickets to the exhibit, as well as a discount on merchandise in the museum store. (MORE INFO)
  • Members of the Bowers Museum also receive discounts on tickets. (MORE INFO)

To learn more about the exhibit you can see our posting from March of this year when the exhibit first opened.

MORE INFO: STEP INSIDE: Hundreds of pieces of memorabilia enchant ‘Inside the Walt Disney Archives’ exhibit at Bowers Museum

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