Walt Disney World has confirmed that the Enchanted Tiki Room attraction at the Magic Kingdom will reopen on August 15, 2011, having been restored to its original format.
Disney had previously announced plans to remove the "Under New Management" makeover that had been in place in the Enchanted Tiki Room since 1998. This came after a small fire in January 2011 caused damage to the attraction, forcing it to close.
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. In 1998, Disney installed a new version of the show featuring the Iago and Zazu characters from Aladdin and The Lion King, who have now been removed.