Work has begun at Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland Park to reconfigure the Enchanted Garden to accommodate a wheelchair accessible ramp. The work is related to larger changes brought about by the upcoming Tropical Hideaway restaurant next door in Adventureland.
The left side (Main Street U.S.A. side) of the Enchanted Garden is currently walled off as work has commenced. The elevator wheelchairs currently use will be removed later this year, with guests able to use the ramps to enter the theater once the Tiki Room reopens later in 2018.
Tiki god Maui is being moved to accommodate the ramp installation, but he will return at a later date.
Concept art and posters for the Tiki Room attractions around the world can be found on the construction walls.
Disney has yet to announce a reopening date for the attraction following the planned refurbishment as workers encountered asbestos abatement issues when they began tearing up the area that has been mostly untouched since 1963.
Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland Park will fully close for refurbishment on August 6th for an indefinite refurbishment period to complete all of this work. No opening date for the new Tropical Hideaway has been announced as of yet.