August 16, 2011 is a day that will live in infamy for that is the day the Walt Disney World currently has slated for the re-opening of the ‘Enchanted Tiki Room,’ following a fire that caused some significant damage to some of the animatronics. Closed since January, sources have confirmed to us that the rumored return to the original Tropical Serenade will indeed happen and Iago and Zazu will be forced to find another line of work. Perhaps as a tongue-in-cheek nod to the change, Disney Pin Trading released the retro pin displayed here last month, in honor of Walt Disney World’s 40th anniversary.
At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the closure of the troubled ‘Primeval Whirl’ has been extended once more, this time until June 1, with a re-opening date of June 2. This additional extension may be related to the recent tragedy in which a worked was killed. The attraction was scheduled to re-open on April 17 prior to this change.
Lastly, the Liberty Belle at Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square’s dates have changed both to start earlier and end later. The new scheduled dates for refurbishment are May 2 through May 25.
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