Disney directly denies rumors about removing the Enchanted Tiki Room

Disney has once again rejected a rumor that popped up suggesting that an iconic Walt Disney World attraction was about to be removed. This time they directly contradicted a rumor suggesting the iconic Enchanted Tiki Room would be removed / replaced by Moana.

In what is an extremely rare occurrence, Disney addressed the rumor on the Disney Parks Blog.

“A little birdie told us there are some rumors flying around about our beloved Tiki birds at Walt Disney World Resort. We’re sorry that our fans are being fed incorrect information by unscrupulous sources. While “toucan” play at that game, we deal in facts here at the Disney Parks Blog. Although we won’t address every rumor, we want to set the record straight: there are no plans for our feathered friends to fly the coop any time soon. We’re constantly evolving our stories, but these birds will continue entertaining our guests at the Magic Kingdom Park just as they have done since 1971.”


Credit to Disney for pulling “unscrupulous” out of the ol’ vocabulary archive.

After providing some fun facts about the Enchanted Tiki Room, such as the attraction being home to 88 singing birds, Disney took a moment to remind readers where they can find reliable information.

“Be sure to come back to the Disney Parks Blog for trusted and official news about Disney Parks!”


That’s a pretty direct slam against the website that claimed the rumor was a done deal earlier in the day. Perhaps Disney has grown tired of the social media backlash each new rumor stirs up?

Previously, Disney took to social media to correct a rumor from the same website about the future demolition of the Land and Sea pavilions at Epcot. This time they were far more direct and blunt in addressing a rumor.

As nice as it is to see Disney come out and set the record straight, no one should assume that the Enchanted Tiki Room will remain untouched forever. Walt Disney World is an evolving destination that will continually change in order to meet the changing interests and demographics of their guests. That may mean that attractions that have been around for decades could see an overhaul.

For now, let’s all enjoy the classic Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room.

Photo via Disney

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