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Bye Bye (Tiki) Birdies?

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by WDW1974, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. Phil12

    Phil12 Well-Known Member

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    You won't see unique items in today's market because of smart phones. Before the age of computers, it was difficult to track and locate retail sales items. Buyers often had to purchase items (at high price levels) for fear that they would not be able to find that same item again. Those days are long gone. I can stand in a Disney store and look up the Universal Product Code (UPC), Stock Keeping Unit (SKU), International Article Number (EAN) and/or the Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) instantly on my smart phone. I can find the lowest price for said item and purchase it on my phone and have it shipped to my home. Before I arrive home from my vacation that item will have been delivered. Why would I buy anything other than clothes to suit the weather? Thanks Steve Jobs.
     
  2. 999th Happy Haunt

    999th Happy Haunt Well-Known Member

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    Many have associated this with Moana being removed from One Man's Dream and the rumor that Moana is being moved to Adventureland at MK.
     
  3. Lets Respect

    Lets Respect Well-Known Member

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    I don't want Tiki to close
     
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  4. Nj4mwc

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    So it was removed for being too popular?
     
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  5. Nj4mwc

    Nj4mwc Active Member

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    The treehouse is amazing. And is a perfect example of a attraction that is simple, immersive and cheap and it always gives me an excuse to watch the movie with my kids after a trip
     
  6. Nj4mwc

    Nj4mwc Active Member

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    Progress would be using expansion pads to expand the park adding new attractions and not replacing
     
  7. Sped2424

    Sped2424 Well-Known Member

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    Speculation based on the space it would be easy to make it into an enchanted times with belle theme with Moana leading an interactive show and then taking photos after. But this could be none of that.
     
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  8. Jones14

    Jones14 Well-Known Member

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    A Moana E ticket would draw guests away from Fantasyland and Tomorrowland (cough allowing for a certain coaster to go down cough), ease the strain on Jungle Cruise, add capacity, and provide a solid MK addition for the 50th if they started work next year.

    Which makes this idea of Moana to the Tiki Room even more of a head scratcher.
     
  9. V_L_Raptor

    V_L_Raptor Well-Known Member

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    I think Disney recently C&D'ed Garner Holt for trying to do just such a thing. (The website still has a dead link to the GH store, which had more tiki-bird-like designs than the B&G macaw featured on the image.)
     
  10. 21stamps

    21stamps Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!

    I don't want to see any of these go, but personally, I would rather see the Birds go before the Treehouse.
    Here's why-

    1 is a show, watched while sitting.

    The other- fantastical imagination, used while climbing and exploring.

    I will never skip the treehouse, I've skipped the Tiki Room plenty of times.
     
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  11. PrincessJulia1207

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    i think it would be worth keeping if there was some sort of interactive element (like the "digital scavenger hunt" similar to "Agent P" or the non-disney "Magiquest") otherwise it's basically a museum of rooms and items that don't hold much meaning to today's visitors o_O

    and if you had to only choose one that could stay, which would it be: tiki birds or the treehouse?
     
  12. SosoDude

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    I don't think this has been asked, forgive me if it has, but could the possible height balloon test in Adventureland have anything to do with this possible eviction of the tiki birds?
     
  13. HMF

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    I will admit when I first explored the treehouse in 1999, it did not leave much an impression. So much so that I did not do it on my second and third WDW Trips in 2001 and 2004 respectively. For my fourth visit in 2008, I tried it again and as an 18 year old actually appreciated the theming and detail I didn't appreciate as a young kid.
     
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  14. TINKWINGS

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    Would not mind Moana meet and greet, but NOT in place of Tiki.....isn't there still vacancy just over the bridge to the right where Sunshine Tree terrace place was? That would eliminate a bunch of traffic for meet and greeters right away....loads of space covered with beautiful setting. Have small gift shop selling pretty green heart of te fiti stones and jewelry....I did enjoy Moana movie but personally I don't do meet and greets and having only boys who likewise were not interested they hold no charm for me except for the helping make other guests happy and reduce my wait times.:D Barker Bird would be improvement over spitting camel.....just sayin'.;) We already have tikis that spray water right nearby:).
     
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    BOTH....I actually watched the Swiss Family Robinson movie BECAUSE of going in the treehouse years ago....while it made it a bit more meaningful I like it because its wonderful vistas around the park admist the tropical plantings.....and what child doesn't appreciate a multi level tree house? Story or not, its fun...unless your knees rebel. I for one am thrilled it did not get the Tarzen overlay. :angelic:.
     
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    My prognostication - the SFR movie will get a reboot version from Disney within the next decade, or the tree will be gone within the next decade.
     
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    I hate this rumor, and I did not go through all 45 pages of this thread to see if this was brought up....but if it does go away, it'll probably just be a Meet n Greet :mad:
     
  18. jt04

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    I think you will see that once the other 3 parks are better equipped to carry their wait. The opening of Pandora begins the process in earnest. IMO.
     
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    Temporarily in all likelihood. I would guess few would not see the Skippers Cantina as an upgrade to the AV. It is a process we will likely see repeated many times. IMO.

    I suspect the OP knows this. Just likes stirring the pot and sitting back to watch the chaos. Same pattern every time.
     
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  20. 21stamps

    21stamps Well-Known Member

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    Oh I hope not!

    We just did MagiQuest for the first time the past few days... loved it. Raved about it. I think it's a brilliant game.,
    But the treehouse doesn't have the same kind of stage for it.

    We spent several hours one evening at the Magic Kingdom just doing sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, absolutely loved that as well.

    But attractions like the treehouse and Tom Sawyer's Island- they are good clean classic nonelectronic fun... we have to use our imagination completely.. they just said a stage, we take it from there.

    Maybe I'm old, but I think kids today still enjoy some "old-fashioned" fun. They still build forts with blankets and sheets, they still play in the dirt, they still ride their bikes, and they still fly kites. They play freeze tag with their friends on recess, and they can turn any stick knife or anything else into a sword or a light saber at any moment.

    For as far as we have come with technology there are some things that I think humans still enjoy, I don't think the pure use of imagination is dated, I think it's an all of us.
     
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