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The Enchanted Tiki Room: Under New Management

The Enchanted Tiki Room, along with Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean, is one of the most uniquely "Disney" attractions in the park. This 17-minute "live" musical show opened in 1971 as "Tropical Serenade," and was similar to the Disneyland version. The show is emceed by four parrots, and consists of a series of musical numbers performed by audio-animatronic birds, flowers, and Polynesian tikis. The attraction closed in 1997 and reopened a year later "under new management." Although the attraction still sports many of the same elements as its California cousin, the "new management" decided to hire Iago from Aladdin and Zazu from The Lion King to play host. The result is a wacky version that might be popular with kids, but may be a bit too over-the-top for adults.

General Information - Hide Section
  • Location: In the middle of Adventureland, behind the Magic Carpets of Aladdin.
  • Date Opened: October 1, 1971 (April 5, 1998 with new version)
  • # of Ride Units: 1 theater
  • Ride Capacity: Approximately 250
  • Restraint Method: None
  • Ticket Rating: D Ticket
  • Ride Photo: No
 
Time Commitment Information - Hide Section
  • Open/Close: Opens with Adventureland, which during off season may be one hour later than the rest of the park.
  • Wait Times: The show runs every 20 minutes, only the most crowded days will it be necessary to wait more than one show.
  • Length of Ride: 15 minutes, including preshow
  • FastPass: No
  • Single Rider: No
  • Queue Description: Queue area is just an open corral for waiting to enter the pre-show.
Access Information - Hide Section
  • Health Restriction: Should be safe for people of all conditions.
  • Ride Access: This attraction is completely accessible.
  • Wheelchair Transfer: It is not necessary to leave your wheelchair or ECV, and you can roll directly into the showroom.
  • Service Animals: Yes
  • Audio: The entire show is audio based. Assistive listening devices and held held captioning devices are available from Guest Services.
  • Weight and Size Issues: Regular seats are tightly packed, but back row bench seating should accommodate anybody comfortably.
Parenting Information - Hide Section
  • Height Restriction: No
  • Child Swap: No
  • Other Issues: For most children there will be none. However, there is a moment in the show where a tiki god gets angry and makes thunder and shoots a bolt of lightning; this could frighten some children.
History and Trivia - Hide Section
  • At this location: Though it opened under the name Tropical Serenade, Enchanted Tiki Room has been in this location since the park opened in 1971.
  • The Attraction's History: Tropical Serenade at Sunshine Pavilion, the original attraction at Walt Disney World, was a lightly edited recreation of Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland. In 1997 the attraction closed for a major refurbishment and reopened on April 5, 1998 as The Enchanted Tiki Room…Under New Management. The new management being Iago from Aladdin and Zazu from The Lion King. In the new script, Iago interrupts the traditional show and manages to upset the goddess Uh Oa.
  • Other Trivia:
    • Your hosts: The four parrots who host the show are Jose, Fritz, Michael, and Pierre. They are voiced by Wally Boag, Thurl Ravenscroft, Fulton Burley, and Jerry Orbach.
    • Sponsors: Though the attrction does not currently have a sponsor, from 1971 to 1986 the attraction was sponsored by the Florida Orange Growers industry association. The animatronic parrot who used to sit outside the theater trying to talk guests into seeing the show was called Orange Bird. After the sponsorship lapsed, he was eventually replaced in 1992 by a new bird named Artemus which did not survive the 1997 refurbishment.


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