Just wanted to let you guys know that the Enchanted Tiki Room officially re-opened yesterday!
I think I briefly mentioned in a past post the refurbishment that it has been undergoing for the past 7-ish months. Back in January it experienced a fire in it’s attic and had to be closed. It was supposed to re-open shortly after, but somewhere in the mix Disney decided to go ahead a make a few changes as well.
The previous attraction was The Enchanted Tiki Room: Under New Management. It featured animated rivals, Aladdin’s Iago and The Lion King’s Zazu, as the new co-managers of the sing-song, tropical hideaway. The newly opened show, however, is much more reminiscent of the Disneyland version of this attraction. With Clyde and Claude back in the lead, it features a few of the same songs as before with a few more Tiki Room classics added in. It has also been updated with LED lighting and enhanced audio equipment to make the show look and sound better than ever.
I have yet to see the new one, obviously, but I look forward to it in just a few weeks! I have seen the Under New Management version many, many times. In a quick review, I will admit that Tim has never been a fan of the Tiki Room. He always hem and haws over having to sit through the singing, animatronic show, but to me and my mother (the advocates) it is just a Disney vacation classic. You have to do it! My favorite part is watching the Tiki-men bang on drums around the top of the room, and watching the totem polls and flowers sing along with the colorful birds! I think the Enchanted Tiki Room is one of those classic Disney attractions that falls into the love/hate category.
You love it. Or you hate it.
Another example of this is the Jungle Cruise, It’s a Small World, or the late 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (R.I.P). My Elrod WDW Tip on the Enchanted Tiki Room: Do it at least once in your life. Don’t skip it just because you heard negative rumors or reviews about it. Just do it and see for yourself. Make up your own mind about it. You never know, you just might love it!
For all of you out there that have visited the Enchanted Tiki Room (new version or Under New Management version) where do you stand?
Are you a “Take Me Outta Here!” Tim, or a “More! More!” Malorie?
Well, whether you are a lover or a hater, you have to admit the tune is catchy, so..