The Enchanted Tiki Room is coming to Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Disney has announced via its blog
that the "Under New Management
" version of the Tiki Room is going away, for good.
Walt Disney World's original version of the Tiki Room show was called Tropical Serinade, but the new version will be called the Enchanted Tiki Room, just as it has been at the Disneyland original.
Tiki Room host Jose, at Disneyland in Anaheim
I guess, if you really do mess with Polynesia, the gods will sleeze ya! Farewell Iago and Zazu. The new (old?) Tiki Room will open in late summer.
Will Phil Hartman still be a voice of one of the birds outside ?
Thank God for that! I actually did a
Excellent news. The older version is way better than the soon-to-be-history, "Under new Management" version. Looking forward to the change.
Personally, I found the Iago/Zazu interaction extremely annoying and I am very much looking forward to it returning to the original show. Yay Disney!
Outstanding news! Any truth to the rumor they are adding hippos?
The gods are surely pleased.
Great news! We saw the "Under New Management" show on our first WDW visit, and did not return on our second trip.
Here is an interesting thought:
I wonder if Disney did it because they were under pressure to severe their ties with Gibert Gottfried. The same way AFLAC cut their ties with him over his Tsunami comments.
You've got a good point there, Ray. That might be the reason, although either the Iago or Zazu (more like Zero) animatronics were damaged by that small fire.
I am thinking that it had more to do with the fire.
If you are concerned that Disney's waffling on bringing back exactly "the old version," keep in mind that the show now running in Disneyland does not include the Offenbach number, which was cut many years ago. So even that version isn't technically "the original one."
Thanks Anthony : that's very welcome news. I think most of us believe that the old ( -er ) version of the Tiki Rooms was way better than the "New Management" incarnation.
The old show was a good place to sit, rest, and be air conditioned and wasn't very popular. The new show was the same but more annoying and even less popular. I'd rather the attraction be changed to something else...
Gilbert Gottfried loses another gig...
Everyone wins with the new (old) Tiki Room! Woo Hoo!
The one thing I hope they do keep from Under New Management is the tiki Godess that rises up in the center of the room. That is a pretty cool an animatronic.
Maybe its me, but I didn't catch the ethnic jokes in the Tiki Room. Maybe its just me or maybe they were trimmed down...
Fantastic news!! "The Under New Managment" was just plan bad. ANd was very choppie. ANd Iam glade that it will return in some form.
Hooray!!! Now, if they'd just bring back the old Carousel of Progress song/music...
Poor Gilbert Gottfried... Two voice acting cuts in one month.
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