Enchanted Tiki Room gets new name, recycled theming
August 3, 2011, 2:23 am
Disney World is scheduled to open the revamped Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room on Aug. 15. It is a restored version of the original Adventureland show that has roots dating back to opening day of Magic Kingdom in 1971. Its most recent incarnation, born in 1998, was called The Enchanted Tiki Room — Under New Construction. The attraction, featuring a flock of animatronic tropical birds, has been closed since a fire in the building in January.
The 2011 edition will be fronted by four parrot hosts: Jose, Fritz, Michael and Pierrem the quartet that has been in place at Disneyland’s Enchanted Tiki Room since 1963. The show will include more than 200 birds, flowers and tikis plus crowd participation in the song “Let’s All Sing Like the Birdies Sing.”
Disney World officials say the new Magic Kingdom rendition will include remastered audio, a state of the art show-control system and an energy-efficient lighting system.