Seminars: Sunday, April 26 2020

10am – 11:30am
Location: Hotel Valley Ho
All Ages

Hotel Valley Ho Magical History Tour w/ACE BAILEY

Designed by architect Edward Varney and Associates, Valley Ho is considered one of the best-preserved mid-century-modern hotels in the country. Enjoy a 90-minute walking tour of the buildings and grounds while exploring the hotel’s classic design elements. Did you know that Hotel Valley Ho was a true Hollywood hideaway? In its heyday, host to Bing Crosby, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Natalie Wood and Zsa Zsa Gabor, among others!

Ace Bailey has worked in the arts and tourism fields for 20 years. Prior to establishing Ultimate Art & Cultural Tours she designed and conducted art tours both locally and throughout the Southwest, Seattle, and the Northwest coast. In 2010, Ace was appointed to the Scottsdale Tourism Development Commission. Currently she hosts the Magical Mystery Tour at the Hotel Valley Ho. | website

10:30am – 12noon
Location: Sands
All Ages

Disneyland Goes Tiki w/ David “Dr. Skipper” Marley

Dr. Skipper is back with new adventures. This time he will talk about the artists and inspirations behind the creation of Disneyland’s Adventureland and the Enchanted Tiki Room. From the imaginations of Disney artists such as Rolly Crump and Harper Goff to the first gallery exhibition of tiki art in the United States, the inspiration came from many sources. Marley will also share wild cast member stories about The Enchanted Tiki Room from his book More Skippers Stories: True Tales From Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise.

David “Dr. Skipper” Marley is a former Jungle Cruise Skipper and has taught history at California State University, Fullerton. His books, Skipper Stories: True Tales from Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise, and its sequel, More Skipper Stories, is the first oral history of a Disneyland attraction. A former stand up comic, Marley is the creator and producer of the popular Jungle Cruise based stand up comedy show The Skipper Show. His next book, The Jungle Cruise: The Crazy History of Walt’s Wildest Ride will be published early summer 2020. | website

2pm – 3:30pm
Location: Sands, 21+

2nd Annual Arizona Tiki Oasis Bartender Battle

The 2nd Annual Arizona Tiki Oasis Bartenders Battle will pit some of the best bartenders in Arizona against each other in a no-holds-barred, head- to-head cocktail throw-down. Sample some of the best, most innovative Tiki cocktails while you cheer on your bartending champion. They all may battle but only ONE can win the title of Arizona Tiki Oasis Bartender Battle Champ 2020!

2pm – 3:00pm
Location: Soho


The Art of Garnishes and Mocktails

Are you interested in upping your home bartender game? Wanting your cocktails to stand out above the rest? Wondering what to serve teetotalers when they come to visit? No problem. In this fast paced one hour seminar learn garnish tips and tricks to add character and style to your drinks and walk away with recipes to delicious concoctions that will have no one wondering, where’s the booze?

Location: Soho


How to make a Tiki Garden

We have assembled a cast of Garden Guides to walk you thru plant choices, flooring, borders, water features, working with bamboo, treating your Tiki statues and more!