I went to see the restored Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland and was really pleased by what has been done. Not only is the show fresh and clean and colorful again (Walt's content unchanged), but the sound is much improved and everything is working for the first time in years. Even better, they freshened up the lanai beautifully, with a new Dole snack bar and a wonderfully designed marquee with tiki torches that allows a nice open view of the Tiki Room. Really lit up the entrance, and best of all... it was totally filled with happy guests again!
What a pleasure after years of watching it crumble...
Thank you, Matt, for having the foresight to realize that, with care, classic Disney never grows old.
I was so filled with the Aloha spirit, that I bought a super-cool Pele Tiki Mug and a Dole Whip in thanks!
(Now if only the Tiki/Juice staff could get back into aloha shirts or mumus! - - especially the hosts - or at the very least put colorful leis on over their khakis! Aloha shirts for all of Adventureland retail wouldn't be a bad thing either.)