On December 18, Disney Legend Bob Gurr received an honorary shrunken head at The Golden Tiki while meeting and greeting Disney superfans, signing rare memorabilia and indulging in a special tiki cocktail of his own recipe. A renowned Disney Imagineer and designer, Gurr contributed to over 100 ride designs including the Matterhorn and Haunted Mansion, as well as everyone’s favorite president and first audio-animatronic human figure, Abe Lincoln for “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln.”
To date, The Golden Tiki has presented and displayed nearly 30 shrunken heads in the likenesses of local and national celebrities, including Travis Pastrana, Rod Stewart, Rich Little, Five Finger Death Punch’s Chris Kael, Carrot Top, Marky Ramone, Tom Green, Vinnie Paul, Playboy Playmate Claire Sinclair, Robin Leach and in memoriam, Evel Knievel and Hunter S. Thompson.
About The Golden Tiki
Located in Chinatown, Las Vegas, The Golden Tiki is a journey to a wondrous land where boundaries are only limited to one’s imagination. The vision of hospitality veteran Branden Powers, in collaboration with Seth Schorr, Jeff Fine and Joe Cain, The Golden Tiki has spared no expense in recreating the classic mid-century tiki bar, reminiscent of Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic’s storied establishments. The hand crafted cocktail menu features nostalgic classics and new creations, alongside a strong list of craft beer and rum selections. Collaborating with renowned artists including Tiki Bosko, Billy the Crud, Bill Collins and Oceanic Arts, the one-of-a-kind decor also boasts an animatronic skeleton of the mythical privateer and legend behind The Golden Tiki, William Tobias Faulkner. Open 24 hours a day, The Golden Tiki offers a multitude of experiences and can host private parties up to 145 people.