I remember eating there when it was the Hawaiian restaurant. Disneyland seems to have a shortage of nice places to sit and have a meal, plus a dinner show would be awesome. Why in the world is this place just sitting there unused?
I never ate there when it was the Tahitian Terrace, but did when it was Aladin's Oasis. I have to day I do miss it because the food wasn't half bad and it did give you a chance to sit down and relax. It was before I was diabetic and I remember the chocolate lamp desert ... chocolate lamp shell with chocolate mousse inside and some rasperry sauce ... so yummy!
Thats a bummer
Couldnt they put a new Kitchen in, why wouldnt they?
It is not up to code. The amount of money required to both bring it up to code, and install a new kitchen, and relocate the auxillarly AP Processing center would be huge. There were plans to do this in preperation for the 50th, but those fell through.
The budget is probably being eaten now by whatever is exactly going to be going on with Bengal Barbeque/Riverbell Terrace.
"If we cut the budget are you going to be the one standing at the exit explaining to guests why the ride they just rode is a piece of crap?" - - John Lasseter
Aladdin's Oasis was pretty expensive when it opened. The prices easily rivaled Blue Bayou. And as it turned out, theme park guests weren't too eager to try Middle Eastern food.
As for bringing it back, I think it would be nice to bring back Tahitian Terrace, but probably not very practical. I think Disneyland has enough restaurant capacity with their current lineup, and I would hate for them to spend a fortune to open another restaurant which would just end up serving crappy food.
^ Well the other lands may have sit down restaurants and tables & chairs to eat, but Adventureland only really has Dole Whips, Bengal BBQ, and the snacks at Jungle Crusie exit. That's all the eating options for Adventureland.
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