Throughout its run, the attraction was the object of scorn from Disney fans and guests, and was seen as an allegory for the management of Michael Eisner and how he viewed customers: as rubes with money who are dumb enough to pay for anything he creates, regardless of quality.
The attraction was permanently closed after a fire that occurred in the building's attic on January 12, 2011 and was replaced in August 2011 with a slightly abridged version of the Tiki Room's original show.
In the pre-show, things begin when a waterfall tube rotates to reveal two toucans: William and Morris, who are Hollywood agents who have just signed on new hosts for the Enchanted Tiki Room. The two begin arguing over whose clientele is better and eventually realize that they could split the money from having both of their clients involved in the show.
The main show opens in the same fashion as the original with Jose being woken up to start the show. However, in the middle of their performance of The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room, they are interrupted by Iago who tells them that he's changing the show as it's become way out of date in a twisted version of Friend Like Me. Zazu comes down and tells Iago it's a bad idea to change the show, as it would anger the Tiki Gods. Iago doesn't back down and after insulting the Tiki Gods, the birds start singing Hot Hot Hot as things become more dangerous before the Tikis begin chanting for Uh-Oa, the Tiki Goddess of Disaster. Disgusted by Iago's insolence, Uh-Oa traps Iago on his perch and blasts him with a powerful bolt of magical energy. Zazu then presents the Tiki Gods, who wish to perform a doo-wop version of In the Still of the Night before segueing into a rap incorporating elements from the original show's songs. Iago, burnt and bandaged, reappears, now very impressed with the Tikis and sees the show as a gold-mine and allows them to do what they do.
Zazu tells Iago that where he comes from, no worries is "Hakuna Matata", which Iago misinterprets as "Hunky-Tuna Tostada". However, he seems to like it, declaring that Zazu is now his friend and that they should party. All the birds start to sing their own rendition of "Conga" as the Bird Mobile descends from the ceiling. Zazu sings about how Iago learned his lesson and will no doubt be more discreet in the future. Iago decides to show Zazu that he won't be discreet, telling everybody to get on their feet. "That's right — everybody stand up!"
As the audience prepares to leave, the Tiki Birds begin singing "Get On Your Feet!" The birds declare that they're going to do a magic trick and make the audience face the door and disappear. The exit doors open and the guests start walking out as the Tiki Birds continue to sing "Get On Your Feet!", followed by "Heigh-Ho". Zazu bids farewell to the guests, while Iago keeps up a barrage of comments and insults designed to get the guests to leave as they walk under him. Once the majority of the guests have left the theater, Iago says that he's tired and plans to go take a nap in The Hall of Presidents. He then says good-bye to Zazu, turns around and enters the compartment over the exit. José laughs that nobody "laid an egg"... except him.
In the Still of the Night/The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room (Hip-Hop Remix) sung by the Tiki Gods
Conga sung by Zazu, Iago and company
Get Up On Your Feet! and Heigh Ho sung by the company
On January 12, 2011, a small fire broke out in the attraction's attic, damaging various infrastructure and dealing a crippling blow to the Iago animatronic. Until August 15th of that year, the attraction was closed and rumors began to make the rounds, many of them pointing towards the attraction being replaced by a restored version of the original show, as the Iago animatronic was deemed too expensive to fix and the attraction had garnered much criticism from guests and Disney fans over the years. These rumors were confirmed at the Destination D: Walt Disney World's 40th event on May 14, with the replacement show being called Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room (just like its west coast counterpart) and being not a direct revival, but a variation on the old show, cutting a few parts to appeal to modern audiences, who, as Yesterland has noted, are bit less patient. The original pre-show with the voices of Dallas McKennon and Sebastian Cabot was also restored.