Published: May 15, 2011 at 11:36 AMWill Phil Hartman still be a voice of one of the birds outside ?
Published: May 15, 2011 at 11:39 AMThank God for that! I actually did a blog post about this as soon as Disney announced the return of the original Tiki Room! Good riddance, Iago and Zazu! :D
Published: May 15, 2011 at 2:42 PMExcellent news. The older version is way better than the soon-to-be-history, "Under new Management" version. Looking forward to the change.
Published: May 15, 2011 at 3:22 PMPersonally, I found the Iago/Zazu interaction extremely annoying and I am very much looking forward to it returning to the original show. Yay Disney!
Published: May 15, 2011 at 3:39 PMThe gods are surely pleased.
Published: May 15, 2011 at 5:38 PMGreat news! We saw the "Under New Management" show on our first WDW visit, and did not return on our second trip.
Published: May 15, 2011 at 5:46 PMHere is an interesting thought:
I found this via facebook and went and posted it to TPI. Within the five minutes, it got over a thousand comments. I went through a couple hundred and saw NO pro "Under new management" posts.
Published: May 15, 2011 at 6:01 PMI 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.
Published: May 15, 2011 at 6:19 PMYou'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.
Published: May 15, 2011 at 7:23 PMIf 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."
Published: May 16, 2011 at 2:33 AMThanks 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.
Published: May 16, 2011 at 3:21 AMThe 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...
Published: May 16, 2011 at 8:05 AMGilbert Gottfried loses another gig...
Published: May 16, 2011 at 10:13 AMEveryone wins with the new (old) Tiki Room! Woo Hoo!
Published: May 16, 2011 at 11:39 AMRob,
I think some of the ethnic humor of the four hosts doesn't stand up well, and could be trimmed. Beyond that, I think it's simply a matter of upgrading the tech. The fountain would be the first place I'd start, then the "windows."
Published: May 16, 2011 at 7:07 PMThe 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.
Published: May 16, 2011 at 8:17 PMMaybe its me, but I didn't catch the ethnic jokes in the Tiki Room. Maybe its just me or maybe they were trimmed down...
Published: May 17, 2011 at 4:52 AMFantastic news!! "The Under New Managment" was just plan bad. ANd was very choppie. ANd Iam glade that it will return in some form.
Published: May 17, 2011 at 7:50 AMHooray!!! Now, if they'd just bring back the old Carousel of Progress song/music...