A new dining location has been announced to open in Disneyland Park later this year. The new Tropical Hideaway will replace Aladdin’s Oasis in Adventureland.
The space was formally a dining location known as the Tahitian Terrace. The restaurant was Polynesian themed to match the theme of the neighboring Enchanted Tiki Room. During peak times, dancers would perform a show during dinner. After the success of Aladdin in the 90s, the space was converted into Aladdin’s Oasis. The spot is not as popular as it once was.
Disney is returning the spot back to its Polynesian roots. It has been reported that the construction permit for the Tropical Hideaway will expand the stage. Many speculate that a dinner show will be brought back. It is not known whether the space will be a new restaurant or an added dining space to accomodate already existing restaurants.
As construction continues on Pixar Pier, new plans for the land are being revealed. The Lamplight Lounge, named after the iconic Luxo Jr. lamp in the Pixar logo will open along with the rest of Pixar Pier. The dining location will replace the former Cove Bar and Ariel’s Grotto. The two spaces will be joined to form large seating areas to accommodate more guests. The famous lobster nachos will return, but princess character dining will not. The Cove Bar will reopen one last time on March 16 before closing again in May. The Lamplight Lounge will open June 23rd at Disney’s California Adventure.