This is news to most Disney fans' ears! We have been anxiously (and maybe not so patiently) waiting for news of the future of the The Enchanted Tiki Room - Under New Management. From what we hear, Iago and Zazu have received their eviction notice, effective August 15th, and the original hosts, Jose, Fritz, Michael and Pierre, are coming back to roost. The Enchanted Tiki Room (as it will now be called) will be reflective of the show at Disneyland.
News of this story broke back in May, while The Enchanted Tiki Room - Under New Management was closed due to a fire in the Attic space early in 2001. It seems the fire was the perfect mechanism was Imagineers to change up the show in response to a non-pulsed audience for many years.
The original show that open with the Magic Kingdom in 1971 was called The Tropical Serenade. It was a virtually identical copy of the show from Disneyland. The show featured a cast of over 150 talking and singing birds, flowers, tiki drummers, tiki totem poles, and a magic fountain. The shows signature tune, "The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room" and "Lets All Sing Like the Birdies Sing" was composed by the Sherman Brothers. The finale had every audio animatronic figure performing a rousing version of "Hawaiian War Chant". Tropical Serenade was replaced in 1998 with The Enchanted Tiki Room - Under New Management, featuring Iago and Zazu.
I guess what's old is new again! And just in time for the Fall.