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Tiki Room: The Future?

Walt Disney World: So what do you think Disney should do?

From Tim W
Posted January 15, 2011 at 10:03 AM
There has been some talk about what should go on with the tiki room after the recent fire. From what I have heard, the Iago animatronic, the main one, has been damaged and is unsalvageable. Other animatronics received minor damage, and there is also water damage from the sprinklers. So what do you think should happen. I think there are a few options. They could reopen the pavilion and restore it to the current show. They could replace the current show, that everyone loves to hate, with the old show, restoring it to its former glory. They could put a new tiki room show here. Or they could close the pavilion for a while.

So what do you think Disney should do? Voice your opinion here!


Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.

From David L.
Posted January 15, 2011 at 10:32 AM
Hmmm... I haven't heard of any damages and Iago being damaged seems like something that we all wish for and not something necessarily true... anyways, I'd like them to refurbish it with tons more AAs and special effects to create an amazing show worth seeing multiple times. Also making an amazing queue, post show and pre show would be a plus.

From James Rao
Posted January 15, 2011 at 4:03 PM
I would definitively take this opportunity to change the show. Either go back to the original or come up with something new. But that would be a minor band-aide on the problems with Adventureland. That whole section of the park needs a complete overhaul, if you ask me.

From Tim Chatlos
Posted January 15, 2011 at 9:29 PM
I suppose it's possible that we'd end up with a Stitch-infused version of the show like at Tokyo Disneyland (The Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents Aloha E Komo Mai).

From steve lee
Posted January 15, 2011 at 11:42 PM
Wait, so the rumor is that ONLY Iago was damaged? Are we definitely calling this an "accident?"

From Orrin Carstarphen
Posted January 16, 2011 at 7:48 AM
As it stands now we hardly ever bother with the Tiki Room or Adventureland in general for that matter. I would love to see them go back to the original version of the attraction with some updated animatronics of course. I wish they would stop trying to put characters from the more recent movies in the classic rides or shows.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted January 16, 2011 at 8:49 AM
They should bring back the old classic show as seen at DL. Simply put, it is pure Disney magic!

From Rob P
Posted January 17, 2011 at 3:18 AM
I agree. I think a return to the DL original show would be the best option.
Seems to me that Disney might be over-playing the character card recently. Too many Nemos, too many Pirates and some characters even "invading" attractions like " Small World".
I understand the rationale that it might provide a "connection" but , certainly in the case of "Tiki Rooms", it's really unnecessary.
The original was a winning team that didn't need changing.

From Tim W
Posted February 4, 2011 at 3:02 PM
Reopens in March.....Unchanged. What a shame!

From James Rao
Posted February 4, 2011 at 5:45 PM
A lost opportunity. Not to mention the fact that they are refurbing that crappy cars-on-a-rail ride in Tomorrowland. Double whammy of bad news today. Ugh!

From Sylvain Comeau
Posted February 6, 2011 at 1:25 AM
Their stubborness about this "attraction" really puzzles me. It was a mistake; give us the original show, or something new. End of story.

From Tim W
Posted March 29, 2011 at 4:09 AM
According to a report released on Stich Kingdom today,
"Lastly, and music to your ears, we are certain, we have been sitting on reports that when it re-opens, the Enchanted Tiki Room will no longer be under new management and will instead be returned to its original glory. Perhaps even more gratifying to many, sources have told us that Iago will find himself relocated to an Audio Animatronics graveyard located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom where he will become fodder for Imagineers looking to hone their skills. The attraction currently has no known re-opening date, although it’s assumed to be July 1, 2011 at this time as the official site has it listed as closed through June 30."

From Don Neal
Posted March 29, 2011 at 5:30 AM
I've never seen the original and really enjoyed the latest version of it. The previous must have been a real treat to get so much love over the current one.

From Phil B.
Posted March 29, 2011 at 8:21 AM
You can check out video of the original on youtube Don. I too enjoyed the Under New Management version. I never thought the original was so hot to trot anyway. Walt having worked on it does make it special, but really, that's the attraction in Disneyland not Magic Kingdom. I'd rather see another brand new incarnation, rather than going back to either version if they're looking to scrap a show altogether.

From Tim W
Posted March 29, 2011 at 10:31 AM
I'm in the same boat as you guys. While I myself enjoy the under new management version, it does lack the charm of the original which I have seen online and in Disneyland. However, I would like them to come out with a new concept as this is Disney World not Retro World, bringing back too much stuff from the past could be a bad thing.

From steve lee
Posted March 29, 2011 at 3:11 PM
I wonder if Gilbert Gottfried's recent drama had any impact on the decision to put Iago permanently out to pasture...

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