HOO and RAY
Are there any sly references to them, like two chicken dinners? :)
Also, what about the preshow?
Don't get me wrong, I still would still prefer to have the original show at WDW over the Under New Management Version. Under New Management was an honest attempt to make the show more relevant in a place where the historical context is not present. Unfortunately, the inclusion of Iago in the show made it too sarcastic. I also found the musical choices a bit jarring, but thats a matter of personal preference.
If I were handed the task of redesigning The WDW Tiki room, I would take a different approch. I would keep the general format of the show (4 birds hosting a sort of variety show in a Polnesion setting), but I would update jokes to be more current. I would keep the Tiki room opening number, but the rest of the numbers would be more current selections (while still avoiding rock or rap). Of course, doing this well would be much more difficult than it sounds.
All in all, Im just glad they didn't dicide to board the thing up and forget about it. Lets face it, The WDW Tiki Room has not drawn crowds for a long time, and it would be very tempting just to give up on it to save money.