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Rosita is a Disney Parks character who holds connections to several S.E.A. attractions. She originates from Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room though she would not be seen until the attraction Tropical Hideaway.

History[]

Rosita was a talking cockatoo who was one of the, "Showgirl Birds" in the Enchanted Tiki Room. She was a singer and comedian who was seemingly dissatisfied with being part of the Showgirl Bird ensemble and not getting any spotlight for herself. At some point in time she became acquainted with traveling mixologist Trader Sam who she assisted in creating a novelty Margarita drink.

Around 1880, Rosita found her way to the town of Tumbleweed, Arizona in the Big Thunder Mountain region. Through unknown means, Rosita came under ownership of the Big Thunder Mining Company as a, "Mining Canary" used to detect harmful natural gasses in the mountain. She seemingly escaped the headquarters of the mining company before she had the chance to be used within automatic, "AutoCanary" machines presumably created by Jason Chandler.

In the 1930s, during her time in the Enchanted Tiki Room, Rosita got the idea to strike out on her own and start a solo career in music and comedy. She abruptly left the Tiki Room with her compatriots on the island having had no idea where she vanished to, even putting up a missing persons article in the community messages section of the The Daily Gnus newspaper. Trader Sam was also asked about her location though he seemingly was also in the dark.

Rosita relied on the Jungle Navigation Company for her travel needs in getting from venue to venue. She reappeared on the Tiki Room's island in the late 1930s in the, "Tropical Hideaway", an outpost located between Jungle Navigation Company docks and the Enchanted Tiki Room which was also a base for the Society of Explorers and Adventurers.

Appearances and allusions[]

Adventure Trading Company[]

A community message in this newspaper reads, "Missing Bird - White Cockatoo answers to Rosita".

Rosita's cage in Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad[]

A bird-cage within the Tumbleweed headquarters of the Big Thunder Mining Company reads, "Rosita" while being empty. This was done as an allusion to Rosita and her absence in the Tiki Room.

Jungle Cruise[]

Rosita is noticeably visible on the Jungle Cruise where she often turns to face guests and entertain them, sometimes being alluded to by skippers.

Skipper Canteen[]

Pinned to a board in the Skipper Canteen is a letter addressed to Rosita in the Enchanted Tiki Room from the Lost River Delta.[1] However the letter is marked to be returned to sender due to Rosita being absent from the Tiki Room.

Trader Sam's[]

Rosita is the namesake of the drink Rosita's Margherita with an annotation in the menu asking whatever happened to her. It also identifies her as having been the one to create the drink.[2]

Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar[]

A letter from Jose to Trader Sam inquires on if Sam knows Rosita's whereabouts due to the birds of the Tiki Room trying to settle a bet.[3]

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto[]

A mobile made of clams has Rosita's name written on it within this bar in Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. This is a reference to Rosita's name on the mobile from the tiki room and might indicate a familiarity between her and Trader Sam.

Tropical Hideaway[]

Rosita made her first physical-appearance in this restaurant where she is seen waiting for a Jungle Navigation Co. boat. She entertains the guests by singing and cracking-jokes.

Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room[]

Rosita's empty pedestal appeared in this attraction with the tiki-room bird José questioning where she was during the show.

Connections[]

Indiana Jones[]

The Lost River Delta which sent the letter to Rosita is from the Lost River Delta, the location of the Temple of the Crystal Skull.

Trivia[]

  • In the Tropical Hideaway, Rosita makes several Disney references:
    • She mentions the Adventureland Bazaar as being, "Bizarre".
    • She makes a joke about Annette Funicello and her song the Pineapple Princess.
    • She alludes to Aladdin's Oasis by saying that the Tropical Hideaway replaced, "an Oasis".

References[]

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