I loved the DL and original WDW version as a child and my wife were frankly offended the one time we saw UNM. This thread caused me to read about the history of the attraction and the different versions that are out there. Wikipedia has an awesome article on this. I couldn't help noticing though that in 1999 TDL updated their Tiki room to "The Enchanted Tiki Room: Now Playing "Get the Fever!", a madcap Las Vegas-style nightclub show in the middle of the jungle. In January of 2008, TDL closed it again and reopened it on July 25, 2008 as "The Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents Aloha e Komo Mai!". I know how much peeps on this board LOVE Stitch, so.....who is to say that TDO wouldn't treat us all to a version of the new TDL show? Feel free to discuss....meanwhile I and my flameproof suit will now run for cover...:wave:
I've seen videos of "Tiki-Stitch" and it really wasn't that bad.:lookaroun While I'm not exactly a Stitch fan, the show at least still had a Polynesian theme.
I guess I don't mind them keeping the goddess--for my money, it doesn't have to be the EXACT same show as the original--I just wish that it would capture the SPIRIT of the original show.
Honestly, two main changes would make me happy. One, to be rid of Iago. The voice just grates on me, that's beef number one. Even Zazu could stay, at least he has some dignity. But anyway . . .
Number two would be to hear the whole Tiki, Tiki, song. I mean, that's the signature tune of the attraction.
A third--not necessary, but favored in my view, would be to keep the music ALL Tiki/Polynesian/Original, and ditch the Gloria Estefan. It can be popular-type music, but keep it original and more tightly themed.
Only time will tell if my wishes will come true, and, of course, I know that my wishes aren't the same as everyone else's.
I second this. With the original Tiki Room being my favorite attraction as a child, it has a strong nostalgia factor for me that I will admit sways me heavily toward the original version. If they followed the above though, I could see myself happy with a new show.
Iago, I dont think anyone will argue too hard if he's gone. As folks have said, at least Stitch fits the theme of the attraction. Personally, I think that sticking the very cartoony Disney characters next to the birds that look very lifelike just makes it look wierd. Either choose realism or cartoon, dont mix the two.
The Tiki Room song is a classic, one of the best theme park tunes ever written IMO. Change up the show all you want, leave the original song, in it's entirety.
Also, it's The Tiki Room. The songs should reflect the theme. I know that the original did not have 100% Hawaiian/Polynesean music, but I would suggest staying in this musical genre would help. The songs would seem more timeless if they all at least fit with the theme of the attraction. Timelessness here is key. The bad covers of songs that have not been popular in years date the attraction badly. I'd be happy with The Tiki Room song,a tune from Lilo and Stitch, the Hawaiian War Chant, and maybe a cover of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's version of Over the Rainbow if they really wanted to shorten the show up.
I don't remember the original version at WDW, but I've been to the DL version and I hate to say it, but it was kind of boring.
Interesting....after my earlier posts in this thread, I expected the folks who used to rail against the "stitchification" of the parks to chime in en masse. Instead I see some praise for the TDL stitch show. I'd like to be clear to all where I stand. I love the original and hate UNM. I understand some like it, but I found it completely revolting. That being said, I'm not against updating or the inclusion of new elements, even bringing the TDL Stitch show to WDW. My preference is for restoration of the original, but if an update keeps the feel and theming of the original by and large in place, (and hopefully some of the original songs), I would have no problem with that.
I know it seems like I'm trolling... I never saw the original tiki room, but I actually enjoy the current one. The goddess anamatronic is one of the coolest ones on property and I would hate for them to take it out and put in a spinning fountain.
I actually love the pre-show with the bird agents I find it really funny.
I can see how some people are rubbed the wrong way by Iago,... but... go head and shoot me... I actually find him a bit funny. I've always liked the character and Gilbert Gotfriend in general is a hoot.
I don't much care for Zazoo he is kind of a bore...
The only part of the show I don't like is when they encourage the audience to dance or whatever (no thanks)
I mean is the original show as or more entertaining or does everyone just love it for the nostalgia factor..
Is it just a bunch of small anamtronic birds opening and closes their beaks?
Educate me people.
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