Disney announced Tuesday that the Tiki Room at the Magic Kingdom will reopen Aug. 15. The Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management), has been closed since January after a fire in the attraction’s attic.
Disney said after the fire that the attraction would be getting a makeover that makes it “reminiscent of the original show.”
The attraction earned it’s “Under New Management” tag in 1998, when Disney added Iago and Zazu to the bird-filled room, from “Aladdin” and “The Lion King,” respectively. Not all park guests liked the change.
“Are Iago and Zazu taking on a smaller part? I certainly hope so!” one Disney fan commented on the news on the park’s blog.
The attraction will now be called Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room. The classic characters José, Fritz, Michael and Pierre reclaim their roles from the now absent “new management.”
Disney said the updated attraction will include a new show-control system, remastered audio and a new energy efficient lighting system.
The original Tiki Room attraction opened at Disneyland in 1963.