The Enchanted Tiki Room is a theater-in-the-round attraction shown in different forms at various Disney Parks. While there are major differences between each version of the pseudo-Polynesian Adventureland show, the core concept remains mostly the same; guests are welcomed into a magical tiki hut that comes to life with over 150 singing birds, flowers, and tikis all around them, with a fountain in the center of the room.
There is an Enchanted Tiki Room at the following parks, with each version they've received covered:
In this version, the show starts off normally, but it gets interrupted by Iago (voiced by Gilbert Gottfried), who complains about how "outdated" the show is and tries to modernize it saying (or singing to the tune of "Friend Like Me"), "It's a whole new world so you better get hip, or your audience will disappear." Zazu (voiced by Michael Gough) and the four Tiki Room birds plead for Iago not to do so, but the parrot doesn't care. However, his insensitive attitude in the Tiki Room angers the Tiki Gods, and the "Tiki Goddess of Disaster" Uh-Oa (voiced by Armelia McQueen) punishes him, sending him from his perch up out of the Tiki Room. After Zazu then has the Tiki Gods themselves perform, a burnt and beat-up Iago reappears in a compartment on the wall, calling the Tiki Gods the greatest act he's ever heard and they're going to get rich from this show. After he gets the audience on their feet, the Tiki Birds perform a "magic trick" and make the audience "disappear" (get them to leave the theater).
Under New Management ran until January 12, 2011, when a small fire broke out in the ride's attic, supposedly severely damaging the Iago figure (the first one that interrupts the show). Disney closed down the attraction and used the opportunity to re-open an edited version of the original Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room—this time without the Tropical Serenade name—on August 15, 2011 and continues to operate that version to this day.
Instead of the Tiki Birds, we are introduced to the four "Birds of Paradise", Hanoli, Manu, Mahina, and Waha Nui, who then sing "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride" from the original Lilo & Stitch film. The lights go out midway, interrupting the song, and the Tiki Room is graffitied with pictures and messages. The birds believe that one of the drawings is of the leader of the Enchanted Tiki, Big Kahuna, who they worry that he will doom them if he's angered. They then notice that the messages also say "Aloha e komo mai" (Hawaiian for "Hello, welcome") and then sing "Aloha, E Komo Mai", the theme song of Lilo & Stitch: The Series. As the show goes on, however, the birds deal with further interruptions, including someone blasting air horns from the flower beds, putting plastic Stitch ears on the birds of the Birdmobile, and painting said Birdmobile birds blue. Then the lights go out again, and a figure purporting himself to be the Big Kahuna appears from the fountain. After a few moments, he reveals himself to actually be Stitch, who says he did those interruptions throughout the show so he could be in it, but the Birds of Paradise scold him saying he should've asked before the show began. They do let Stitch perform, however, provided he stops causing trouble, and after Stitch and the Birds of Paradise performs a reprise of "Aloha, E Komo Mai", he declares everyone in the Tiki Room to be ʻohana.
In the tropey, tropey, tropey, tropey, tropey room, in the tropey, tropey, tropey, tropey, tropey room:
Tropes featured in multiple or all versions of The Enchanted Tiki Room include:
- Excited Show Title!: Both of Tokyo's exclusive Tiki Room shows. WDW's Under New Management was also promoted as such on its signage.
- Expanded Universe: Has received a Disney Kingdoms miniseries and plays a role in the first book of "Tales from Adventureland".
- Hula and Luaus: The show draws a lot from American tiki culture. This trope is less prominent in the more showbiz-styled Under New Management and Get the Fever! versions, but it's definitely more fitting with the Stitch version.
- Intercontinuity Crossover: Under New Management with Iago and Zazu, and Aloha E Komo Mai! with Stitch.
- Long-Runners: The Tiki Birds have done the same show since 1963. This is actually mentioned by the Tiki Birds in Iago's version of "Friend Like Me" in Under New Management, which itself actually counts for this trope but not nearly as much as the original (almost 13 years before its removal). The Stitch version achieved this status when it turned 10note on July 25, 2018.
- Polly Wants a Microphone: The Tiki Room is where "all the birds sing words," after all. The above mentioned spinoff works have separate explanations: Disney Kingdoms has the magic of the Tiki Gods in the room give all animals who enter full speech and sentience while "Tales from Adventureland" describes the Tiki Room as a magical bird sanctuary built by the Menehune as a haven for special talking birds known as the Akamai.
- The Smurfette Principle: Lava in Get the Fever! and Mahina in Aloha E Komo Mai!.
- Wearing a Flag on Your Head: Each of the four classic Tiki Birds (José, Michael, Pierre, and Fritz) have plumages that match the countries their accents represent.
- Welcoming Song:
- "The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room"Welcome to our tropical hideaway, you lucky people you
If we weren't in the show, starting right away, we'd be in the audience too
- The Stitch version uses "Aloha, E Komo Mai" instead.
- "The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room"
Tropes featured in Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room (and WDW's previous Tropical Serenade counterpart) include:
- Department of Redundancy Department: Fritz describing the Birdmobile:Fritz: Ach, ja! And a wunderbar birdmobile! Which has birds on it, and it goes round and round! That's why we call it a birdmobile!
- In Case You Forgot Who Wrote It: Although in this case, fans prefer it that Walt Disney's name is mentioned.
- Market-Based Title: "Tropical Serenade" in Walt Disney World, which was the really the same show but with a different pre-show.
- Maurice Chevalier Accent: Pierre the French parrot briefly imitates Chevalier in the show.
- Starring Special Effects: The attraction's classic poster promotes the show as "A musical fantasy with an astounding cast of Audio-Animatronic personalities".
Tropes featured in The Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management) include:
- Biting-the-Hand Humor: Not in the ride itself, but the Aladdin's Musical Spectacular at California Adventure had the Genie throw a hell of a zinger at the Under New Management Version by referring to Iago as the "Tiki Room Reject".
- God of Evil: Uh-Oa, the Tiki Goddess of Disaster.
- Letting the Air Out of the Band: This happens during "The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room" when Iago appears and shouts for the music to stop.
- Meaningful Name: The two toucans from the pre-show (respectively voiced by Don Rickles and Phil Hartman) are talent agents named William and Morris.
- My Dad Can Beat Up Your Dad: The toucans argue about the star power of the clients they're about to sign; Morris claims that he's about to sign Donald Duck, while William brags that he has The Mighty Ducks. (If this were reality, Morris would totally win this argument.)
- Role Reprisal: The original voice actors for the Tiki Birds reprised their roles for this version, except for Ernie Newton (Pierre) who died in 1996. Gilbert Gottfried reprised his role from Aladdin as Iago, because who else but him can do him?
- Totally Radical: The show featured a lot of so-called "hip" elements, including the flowers rapping a song comprising of lyrics from the original show at one point. Ironically, the show was trying to mock this with the whole thing about Iago trying to modernize it, but er... something got lost along the way.
- Under New Management: With Iago and Zazu being said new management.
- Updated Re-release: This was Disney's attempt to do this.
Tropes featured in The Enchanted Tiki Room: Now Playing Get the Fever! include:
- Viva Las Vegas!: This show has a good amount of that tone, what with the lounge-singer-like birds and the nightclub feeling.
Tropes featured in The Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents Aloha e Komo Mai! include:
- Aliens Speaking English: Stitch, of course. Granted, it's Japanese with some Hawaiian here, but still.
- Easily Forgiven: Stitch gets admonished by the Birds of Paradise for the trouble he causes, but he still gets to perform anyway provided he doesn't misbehave again.
- Long Title
- Tempting Fate: When the Birdmobile birds tell the Birds of Paradise that a blue creature (Stitch) put the plastic ears on them, Manu quips that they're lucky or else their bodies could have turned blue. Cue Stitch throwing blue paint on the Birdmobile.note