Monday, January 17, 2011

As long as its on fire anyway....

...we could use a second change in management.  Zazu and Iago have been in charge a few years too long, and the show is, of course, looking dated and unpopular.  The strategy by TDO isn't uncommon, they often try to spice up existing attractions by adding haphazardly rather than tending to the proper maintenance (see: Pirates of the Caribbean, Imagination, etc.).  It also can't be a coincidence that the Disneyland version as conceived by Walt continues to pull in crowds while our 'Under New Management' iteration was a ghost town during the last Easter Week trip down to the World.  If we can't have Walt's vision for the Tiki room back, perhaps we can come up with something a touch more inventive that a ten year old concept that really fell flat from day one.  Walt had originally intended the Tiki room as a dining experience, and perhaps we could bring it back as such and get a great experience back along with fixing the growing problem of a dearth of quality dining options at the Magic Kingdom.  At least do it for the guests to give them back something of Walt's that really belongs in the park.  There are times to try and 'plus' an attraction, and sometimes it is time to move on to the next big thing.

How do you feel about the Tiki room?  Time for a change, or have an idea for the spot?

1 comment:

  1. I didn't even know it was different from the original in Magic Kingdom. The one in Anaheim is still a close original though right?

    I would honestly love to see a dining experience in the Tiki room. I would go. I do love the original song and voices, I even have the intro song on my ipod, but it wouldn't hurt to spice it up a little.


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