Let me tell you — we haven’t even launched this site yet as of the time of this posting and already, I need to update my stand on a certain attraction. For years — since I can remember, really — I have stood by my hatred (distaste, really) for the Enchanted Tiki Room.
I always let visitors experience it. I never recommended it but I would let those that wished to bask in its — what seemed to be — huge wast of time, I would allow them and either browse for a hooded sweater or take a cruise through the jungle. But this past weekend was a different story.
Call it excitement from the news of Osama bin Laden’s death or maybe there was something in the air, but I was in a really good mood and I thought, “Ya know what? Tiki Room!” We also wanted to check out the bath rooms while we were there. SO TINY!
Even while in the lobby / waiting area, I had this sense of amazement and wonder. I love Hawaii and have been a few times now, and I suppose I just haven’t been to the Tiki Room since going to Hawaii. It really hit me how well done that attraction is and how isolated one feels when they’re on the other side of the Dole Whip stand.
So we went in and sat along the north wall. It was night-time and it wasn’t too crowded in the room — or the park, for that matter. The show started and about a minute into the show, I realized I was having an amazing time and once the entire room was erupting in music and energy, I was hoping not to hear the thunder because I didn’t want the show to end.
So while in my original post about my top 10 Disneyland Resort Attractions I condemn the Tiki Room, I now back it as one of my favorite and must-do attractions in the park. How blind but now I see how awesome the Enchanted Tiki Room is!