WDWNT Reporter Brandon Struve visited The Magic Kingdom on Sunday to catch the soft-opening of Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room. Let’s take a look at the “new” attraction:
The new sign marking this as Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
Let’s get in line
Preshow does not have fire in the water… I seem to remember the original doing so
The “new” pre-show
The birds look great. All brightly painted and feathered.
The Hawaiian War Chant has been trimmed a bit
No more clicking and hydraulic noises when the AA’s move
Crowds seemed engaged, each song had applause.
Show’s over, time to disappear.
Brandon noted a couple of comments on the show:
- Offenbach was once again left on the cutting room floor.
- The enchanted fountain is not mentioned, and in its place is a very light smoke effect that shoots up to retrieve the bird mobile. It also shoots out smoke when the Tiki Gods are angered
- Let’s All Sing Like the Birdies Sing is chopped quite a bit and they no longer do the sing along at the end. It just abruptly stops.
- It seems like any song that previously had multiple verses is missing at least one verse each.