Rumored Tiki Room overlay - not Moana, but Guardians of the Galaxy |

Rumored Tiki Room overlay – not Moana, but Guardians of the Galaxy

Groot joins the Enchanted Tiki Room. Photo by Ken Lund [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr, modified.

There will be no Moana / Tiki Room overlay. It’s Groot and Star Lord instead!

WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL — Fans of (the Magic Kingdom copy of) Walt Disney’s original Tiki Room had their hackles raised earlier this week, as rumors swirled of a Moana overlay coming to the attraction. Thankfully, park officials quickly quashed that story, stating strongly that Moana will not be taking over the Tiki Room.

Instead, the Guardians of the Galaxy will be joining Pierre, Fritz, and all of the singing birds, flowers and tiki gods! 

I am Groot

As the subheadline says, this will be the first Guardians appearance at a Magic Kingdom attraction (at least since that horrible Guardians of the Caribbean fiasco). Apparently the backstory justifying the change is that Peter Quill once visited Epcot as a child, and while he was there he heard there was an Enchanted Tiki Room at the Magic Kingdom.

Details are sparse at the moment, but of course Uncle Walt’s Insider will be the first with all the information we can find. Or make up.

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Cover photo: Groot joins the Enchanted Tiki Room. Photo by Ken Lund [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr, modified.