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Original Enchanted Tiki Room to return to Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World has revealed that the Enchanted Tiki Room attraction at the Magic Kingdom will revert back to its original form when it reopens in Summer 2011.

Since 1998, the animatronic show has been operating as The Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management), featuring the Iago and Zazu characters from Aladdin and The Lion King. A small fire in January 2011 caused damage to the attraction, forcing it to close. The Disney Parks Blog has now confirmed that it will return in its original format, and it is expected to reopen to guests in August.

The original Enchanted Tiki Room attraction opened at Disneyland in 1963, and was the first ever audio-animatronic show at at a Disney park. The version at the Magic Kingdom opened alongside the rest of the park in October 1971, and was originally named Tropical Serenade. Despite the difference in name, it was identical to the Disneyland version, other than featuring a new pre-show.

The Enchanted Tiki Room's original format sees it hosted by friendly birds Jose, Fritz, Pierre and Michael, who lead 200 other birds, tikis and flowers in a Polynesian-style musical revue.

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