Enchanted Tiki Room

91 Days: Enchanted Tiki Room

Enchanted Tiki Room

The Enchanted Tiki Room is our choice for Day 91!

Hello everyone!  We are looking at exactly 13 weeks until our trip to Walt Disney World!  That makes today day 91 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown!  For today, we are going to take a look at a show that started in 1971 at the Magic Kingdom, was changed, and is now back to nearly what it was way back then.  I’m talking, of course, about the Enchanted Tiki Room!

The Enchanted Tiki Room is one of those shows that I’ll see every now and again, but it’s not something that I go out of my way to see.  It originally opened up as Tropical Serenade, but in the mid-90s was closed and reimaginered as the Enchanted Tiki Room – Under New Management.  I thought it was a great little 5 minute show, and enjoyed it very much, but there was a fire in the attic of the facility, and they had to re-do the show as a result.  When it came back, it was very much like the original show — and in my opinion, it’s a little too long for my liking.  I liked the short time frame of the Under New Management show, it was a quick break off your feet, and not disruptive towards making some of your attractions you wanted to ride.  Now, though, it feels too long, and gets kind of stagnant at times.  I don’t know, it just doesn’t seem as good.

Enchanted Tiki Room

Part of the show of the Enchanted Tiki Room!

However, what is still good about the show is that the show is comprised of over 225 choreographed characters, everything from birds to Tiki statues and other performers.  Also, the Enchanted Tiki Room is the very first audio-animatronic show every created at Disney.  And funny, the show is only 10 minutes long, so it’s only 4 or 5 minutes longer than the Under New Management version, so maybe I’m being weird for no reason!

Tell me, though, what you think of the Enchanted Tiki Room.  Like it or leave it? Too short, too long, or just right?  Please let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by!

Not even close to Wordless Wednesday – Disney Storytelling!

Magic Kingdom, Mickey's Toontown Fair

Minnie’s Country House from the now retired Mickey’s Toontown Fair land. This has been replaced with the Fantasyland Expansion.

Hello everyone, and welcome to my rendition of this weeks Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop, hosted by my good friend Debra from Focused on the Magic!  This week, the theme is Disney Storytelling, so I decided to take a slightly different path on my journey today.  I think the mindset of Debra was to share a photo that told about the stories that Disney does such a great job telling to us, and her post reflects that.  However, I take pride in the stories that I weave as a Disney fan blogger, so I thought I would take a journey, and share with you three pictures — pictures that are from lands and attractions of the Magic Kingdom that have either been closed or modified to be different.  So I’ll call this “Disney Storytelling…with a twist!”

As you can see in my opening photo, I have chosen to share with you the wonderful house of the Queen Mouse herself, Minnie Mouse!  Sophie, Cindy and I always enjoyed walking through the houses, Sophie in particular enjoyed all the things she could play with, and I think Cindy got a kick out of the “Daisy Plant” that Minnie had in the house.  Do you remember them?  No?  Well, here they are for you:

The Daisy Plant, as it stood in Minnie’s Country House!

From Minnie’s Country House, I thought I would take you on over to Fantasyland, and reminisce a bit about a ride that we enjoyed.  Of course, I’m talking about Snow White’s Scary Adventures.  It’s funny how quickly we get used to not seeing something where it used to be.  When we were there in June, that was the first time we had been there since it closed, but it was almost like we never realized it used to be there.  Here is a picture of Snow  White that I hope you enjoy:

Snow White's Scary Adventures, Magic Kingdom, Fantasyland

Snow White from the retired ride, “Snow White’s Scary Adventures.”

The last ride that I’m going to take a look at is one that closed because of an attic fire, but has since been re-opened, and more closely resembles what it was when it was first opened back in 1971.  Of course I’m talking about The Enchanted Tiki Room.  When the attraction opened on opening day, October 1, 1971, it was known as Tropical Serenade.  However, in 1997 it was closed, and reopened at The Enchanted Tiki Room – Under New Management.  I don’t really remember it as Tropical Serenade, but I do remember it Under New Management, and I’ve also seen it as The Enchanted Tiki Room, and I really liked it better Under New Management!  I know many of you like it better now, and that’s fine, I just wish the fire hadn’t happened that caused it to close.  My picture from this attraction is kind of a blurry one, but kind of spooky at the same time, it’s Zazu looking like he’s staring right into your soul!  Enjoy!

Magic Kingdom, Adventureland, Enchanted Tiki Room

Zazu from The Enchanted Tiki Room “Under New Management”

So I’ve gone right off the board with Deb’s Wordless Wednesday theme, but I hope you have enjoyed my words and my pictures!  Tell me please, what do you think about the closures and changes to these three attractions/lands?  Please let me know in the comments, and then click on the Wordless Wednesday logo below to check out the rest of the entries!  Thanks for stopping by!

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