Work continues within Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland Park, with signs of significant progress. The recently shuttered Enchanted Garden has reopened to the delight of Dole Whip enthusiasts, and new signage points to a tentative return for the Tiki Room attraction, itself.
A new wheelchair accessible ramp is now in place on the east end of the Garden. The ramp remains true to the tropical theme, and will lead guests into a separate side entrance to the Tiki Room theater. The ramp occupies the area once presided over by Maui and Koro. A planter has been removed and the Gods have been shifted further into the Garden to accommodate this addition.
Both sides of the beloved Tiki Juice Bar, home of the Dole Whip, are again operational. Though the Enchanted Tiki Room attraction remains closed, guests can again enjoy their pineapple delights within the comfortable confines of this popular tropical paradise. Many Tiki figures appear to have had an intermittent face lift, and the water features are functioning. The charming pre-show is still on hold, and will likely return with the main attraction.
As for that, new signs announce the return of the Tiki birds in “FALL 2018.” Imprecise, sure, though Disney fans know how these matters often progress. As we get closer and deeper into autumn, a more exact date may emerge, or the signs might suddenly say, “Spring 2019.” With even the mere mention, it appears the Tiki Room will reopen before Adventureland’s new Tropical Hideaway restaurant, next door, for which we have no date as yet.
Temporary construction partitions remain on either end of the Enchanted Garden, and, of course between the Tiki Room and Tropical Hideaway. In the interim, the Garden remains a favorite hangout for Dole Whip consumption and relief from the subtropical heat.
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