Wednesday, August 3, 2011

In The Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room

It has been a hard year for the Tiki Room Under New Management at the Magic Kingdom.  Because  of a fire that did decent enough damage, the Tiki Room closed early this year, which allowed for a refurb of this attraction. 

Gone are Iago and Zazu....say audios to the title Under New Management...and welcome back an old familiar classic to the parks once again. 

You see, on August 15th, the Tiki Room will reopen as Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room.  This "new", spruced up attraction will once again pay homage to Walt Disney's original vision once again.  The attraction will feature a state of the art show-control system, remastered audio, and a new versatile and energy efficient lighting system.

This development is something that excites me greatly.  For years I have missed the original version, knowing the only chance I was going to get to see it was to make the trek out to Disneyland at some point.   I remember the previous version as a kid...one of the few things that has stuck with me as a child that hated Walt Disney World.  The Enchanted Tiki Room was something that didn't scare me...so I took a shine to it. 

A few years back I went in to see the Under New Management show (which by the way, that sign was misleading as I saw it on an earlier trip with my family in 2000 and I remember passing it up because we thought it was closed for refurb...not that it had been redone already to this new version) and I walked out thinking...well, not going back in there.  So, I didn't. 

Under New Management was always one of those attractions like Stitch to me...great in theory, bad in execution.  It just didn't gel as well as Disney had planned on it doing. 

So, I for one am very happy to see that a version similar to the original is coming back to the parks again.  Even if it did take a fire to make it so.  (Who's got the matches so we can get rid of Stitch too?  Or better yet....let's see if we can get them to change the Imagination Pavilion?!) 

This "new" attraction will be one of the first on my list I will see when I visit in October.  And you better believe, I'll be singing right along with those birdies. 

1 comment:

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

I am so excited to see the original attraction. I've only seen the New Management and I can only imagine what the real version will be like!