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Wed, Jul 17


The Los Angeles Breakfast Club

LABC Presents: Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room with Writer and Animator Ken Bruce

Enjoy a catered breakfast, silly songs, club traditions, and special presentation each week at the historic Los Angeles Breakfast Club.

LABC Presents: Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room with Writer and Animator Ken Bruce
LABC Presents: Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room with Writer and Animator Ken Bruce

Time & Location

Jul 17, 2024, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

The Los Angeles Breakfast Club, 3201 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA


About the event

ABOUT THE BOOK: Join animation artist and author Ken Bruce for a fascinating deep dive into the creation of Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, the timeless Audio-Animatronic musical revue that’s been delighting Disneyland audiences for over sixty years. Ken's recently published Before the Birds Sang Words has been heralded by readers as “a phenomenon," “profound”, "a masterwork", and “the best book ever written about Walt Disney’s creative process." It tells the detailed and engaging story of not only the genesis and evolution of this revolutionary attraction, but of the contributing influences and passions of the man who spearheaded it — in turn becoming one of Walt Disney’s most personal projects.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Ken Bruce is a two-time Emmy Award winning animation director and storyboard artist. His story work has appeared in three Best Animated Feature Academy Award winners — Toy Story 3, UP, and Shrek — two of which were nominated for Best Picture. Other credits include The Simpsons, Ren and Stimpy and Fairly Odd Parents. Currently he’s a crew member on the hit series Family Guy. A lifelong fan of classic Disney animation and theme park history, his first visit to Disneyland at age five was a formative event — permanently searing into his consciousness a deep appreciation for the captivatingly kinetic, masterfully immersive environments that Walt Disney and his team of Imagineers dreamed up for a completely new kind of amusement park. Ken currently lives in Los Angeles.

ABOUT THE CLUB: Founded in 1925, the Los Angeles Breakfast Club still thrives with food, friendship, and fun. Our meetings are held in our clubhouse, Friendship Auditorium, located at 3201 Riverside Drive, near the corner of Los Feliz Boulevard, in Griffith Park. Best described as a variety show, attendees enjoy a catered breakfast, silly songs, club traditions, and an interesting presentation from a guest speaker.

TICKETS: Sales on close 48 hours before breakfast. Non-members are $25 and Members receive a 25% discount when logged into their Membership Portal.

Please arrive between 6:45 - 7:00 AM sharp! Doors close at 7:15 AM. Your admission includes a buffet breakfast, enjoyment of our 99-year-old club traditions, plus a special presentation from our Speaker of the Week!

For our ticket refund and exchange policy, please click here.

Note: Membership discounts are a benefit for members current with their dues. If you would like to apply to become a member, click here for more information.

HEALTH & SAFETY: Surgical disposable face masks or medical-grade masks (i.e., KN95, KF94, N95) are strongly recommended when not eating or drinking, especially during the cold and flu season, and will be provided on request.

ANIMALS: Only Service Animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act are allowed indoors at this venue. Please keep pets and emotional support animals safely at home.

Membership Offer
Buy a membership and get up to 25% off this event at checkout


  • Breakfast Tickets

    Sale ends: Jul 15, 12:10 PM
    +$0.63 service fee
  • Sponsor a Speaker

    Sale ends: Jul 15, 12:10 PM

    Support the Los Angeles Breakfast Club to offset the costs of offering complimentary breakfast tickets to special guests.

    +$0.63 service fee



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