He's in his 80's, I believe. However, Pierre (Ernie Newton) I think is long gone gone, and Thurl Ravenscroft (Fritz) is gone gone; and we just lost Fulton Burley.
We don't have the quality talent today that we did back then to replace them or rerecord a new show.
It's also in the contract with Dole that the show can't be changed.
You aren't planning to do what you threatened to do to the Elizabeth Swann AA, are you? 'Cause that's unseemly...and against the Natural Order...and maybe painful...
The chafing and electrocution... My god!
Anyway, back on topic. I have always enjoyed the Tiki Room. I used to think they were real birds and I used to get upset when we woke up Jose because I knew how much I hated being woken up. I agree that perhaps the "sleeping" aspect needs to be played up a little more. I love the new animatronic technology they used in it, though. The drumming tikis actually move now. The Tiki Room still seems to be a draw to me, if nothing else than because it's a respite from the heat on a busy day. Plus if the Tiki Room goes, where will I get my Dole Whip?!
The Right Honorable Count Boogie Bonz of Random, at your service.
Facilities promised that the entire structure would be restored and re-installed in due time but as the days went on it became clear that this was a pie-crust promise, easily made and easily broken. A series of cheap patio style umbrellas were installed over the entrance while Uti sat grounded in the makeshift boneyard behind Pirates of the Caribbean, still bolted onto her canoe. Eventually a cast member pried her loose and took her home while the hand-crafted outrigger was reportedly thrown away. Being one of a kind, there was no mold to reproduce it