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  • #21
    Re: Some images of the Tahatian Terrace

    Originally posted by Crazy Larry
    What was the problem with the kitchen?
    According to what I have been told, and someone please correct me if I'm wrong...there were issues with mold and other health-related concerns...but these came after the kitchen had been shuttered for a while...never when it was open and serving food.

    To correct something I posted earlier, the tear-down, at least, had nothing to do with the Terrace's demise. "Aladdin's" stopped serving in the mid-90's, and I am told that the central kitchen tear-down didn't occur until about five years ago.

    Hope this helps.

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    • #22
      Re: Some images of the Tahatian Terrace

      Thanks for the reply Radiobarry, I've heard various stories about the kitchen situation.

      So the Plaza Pavillion couldn't serve food without a completely new kitchen being installed into it?
      I've also heard that there is very little room back there.
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      • #23
        Originally posted by Crazy Larry
        Thanks for the reply Radiobarry, I've heard various stories about the kitchen situation.

        So the Plaza Pavillion couldn't serve food without a completely new kitchen being installed into it?
        I've also heard that there is very little room back there.
        On the Walk In Walt's Footsteps tour I was informed that the kitchen space for all three locations (Plaza Pavillion, Tiki Room, and Tahittan Terrace) were all still in working condition. They informed us that they could bring them back as a dining location over night.

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        • #24
          Re: Some images of the Tahatian Terrace

          Originally posted by BigPigletFan
          On the Walk In Walt's Footsteps tour I was informed that the kitchen space for all three locations (Plaza Pavillion, Tiki Room, and Tahittan Terrace) were all still in working condition. They informed us that they could bring them back as a dining location over night.
          That's great news and I will gladly stand corrected if that's the case! I certainly would not want to be spreading misinformation...it just makes me wonder why they haven't done so, at least with the Pavillion during peak periods...you'd figure they could be using that area for more than pin-trading and character shows.
          And during I did take a peek in on my last visit, and saw the Pavillion's dish washing machine still there...

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          • #25
            Re: Some images of the Tahatian Terrace

            The Pavillon should at least be open. But with the shortage of people power lately, I can see how that might be difficult.
            But still, bring back the Hula Girls and the Teriyaki steaks.
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            • #26
              Re: Some images of the Tahatian Terrace

              Didn't Al Lutz mention sometime last year that the Plaza Pavillion kitchen was being gutted/cannibalized?

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              • #27
                Re: Some images of the Tahatian Terrace

                It closed down in 92 or 93. Yesterland.com has a article about it here: http://www.yesterland.com/tahitianterrace.html as well as a sample menu.

                In the response to the question to if I took these images, yes I did. It was around 1980 or 1981 (we were doing a return trip from visiting some cousins in Missouri and stopped by the park before heading home). one of our cousins came with us and got called up by one of the dancers.. here's a few images of him dancing...






                I remember his wife wouldn't speak to him after he did this. lol!!!
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                • #28
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                  (Partly repeating what others have said and repeating my own thoughts)

                  It would be great if Aladdin's Oasis went to WDW's Adventureland and Tahatian Terrace returned in DL's Adventureland. I agree the Aladdin's Oasis didn't make much sense in DL's AL. But it does make more sense in WDW's AL. And of course, perhaps at the Bengal BBQ to TT's menu. And have the Lilo, Stitch, Nani, and David characters make a brief a appearance every now and then, but not all the time. Or put Bengal BBQ in that little queue area to the side of Aladdin's Oasis. Or would that be needed as a waiting area for TT? I don't remember how TT worked.

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                  • #29
                    Re: Some images of the Tahatian Terrace

                    Wow! Thanks for the great pictures. This is one of my favorite "never actually experienced it" attractions. Wish I'd known about it back when I went the first few times.

                    I highly doubt the Tahitian Terrace would ever be brought back as such, but it would be nice for them to have something tropical and interesting like that there.
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                    • #30
                      Re: Some images of the Tahatian Terrace

                      Great pics OogieBoogie.... thanks for sharing them. I sadly never got the chance to experience the Terrace when it was around, since we always did Disneyland on the cheap back in the day.

                      I wouldn't count on the Terrace ever coming back, but you'd better believe I'd be the first in line if it somehow miraculously did!
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                      • #31
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                        I think the others who have said this have the right idea: a Polynesian dinner attraction fits -perfectly- with both Adventureland and Lil & Stitch, considering the prominent place a similar attraction holds in that movie's plot. Lilo & Stitch are, oh, about ten TRILLION times more popular than Aladdin ever was, and show no signs of fading. The only thing close to a Stitch attraction we have (or have room for) is at Innoventions.

                        This is just a complete no-brainer. Bring forth the Lilo & Stitch Luau Adventure post haste!
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                        • #32
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                          I really miss the TT.

                          One of my fave Disneyland memories is my first "Volcano Sundae" - it was a hot fudge sundae with a splash of brandy on top, and they'd light it on fire right in front of you. It was pure Disney magic!!! I was always amazed at how the ice cream didn't melt. :blush:

                          And I also remember the time my brother was asked to do the hula. And, I laughed and laughed and laughed.

                          Yeah, I miss it terribly.

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                          • #33
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                            When I was a kid, I always thought the dinner show at the Tahitian Terrace was WAY better than seeing Disneyland tourists pass by on an orange Pirate boat.

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                            • #34
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                              The Tahitian Terrace always felt like a tropical getaway, even though you were already in a theme park getaway. I loved the laid-back atmosphere and the feeling that you were sitting in some restaurant 3,000 miles away in Hawaii or something. I mean, it REALLY felt that you were in another world in a tropical region.

                              Matt Ouimet and Greg Emmer, despite their Pixar obsession handicap, seem to be quite perceptive in the Disneyland experience. I would be surprised if this restaurant stays shuttered for much longer. Considering what they've done with the old CircleVision building and the sub lagoon, and more importantly Cafe Orleans, I would think that after the Bengal BBQ closes this would open up rather soon after that. They seem to recognize dead space in the park and fill it in with interesting stuff. I don't think we'll get the Tahitian Terrace back, probably some kind of thinly-veiled Pixar themed restaurant shoe-horned into a jungle theme (after all, we need more Buzz Lightyear in the park), but we will probably get *something* there in the next couple years.

                              I love being cynical about Ouimet's Pixar obsession because he has turned Tomorrowland into more "Pixar" than "Tomorrow". Granted, he's vastly improved Tomorrowland overall, but until he stops tainting the creativity and originality of Disneyland with pre-existing material, I will continue to be cynical of his Pixar overobsession. Every single Pixar movie is accounted for at the Disneyland Resort...for Pete's sake, enough is enough.

                              Anyway, the seashell necklaces! How could we go through so many posts and no one mentioned the SEA SHELL NECKLACES!!!

                              (Damn, those things just fell apart so easily...I still have mine from 1992 though)
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                              • #35
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                                OK so what if they set a pixar movie in the FUTURE. Then will you be ok with that theme in Tomorrowland? Agreed, the FINDING NEMO SUBMARINE VOYAGE is a stretch for Tomorrowland.

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                                • #36
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                                  I feel glad to have actually eaten at the Tahitian Terrace. I was pretty young, maybe 7, and I remember getting a hamburger with pineapple in the bun. It was the only time I remember eating there because I think it closed a couple years later, but it definitely left an impression. The food was good and I enjoyed the show. Another restaurant like the Blue Bayou would be a great addition to Adventureland. Why not have every meal be an experience in itself? The possibilities are endless because they don't have to stick to the same theme as long as it fits in Adventureland better than Aladdin does.
                                  I loved Aladdin as a little kid but the story time doesn't do anything for me. It seems like a restaurant would serve more people and make money. If the facilities are there, I say go for it. Hopefully they can find enough people to staff another sit down restaurant. Of course this is only a dream right now but who knows whos reading this stuff?


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                                  • #37
                                    Re: Some images of the Tahatian Terrace

                                    I wish i could go back and have one dining experience in there. It looks like it was pretty cool. I never got to go there.

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                                    • #38
                                      Re: Some images of the Tahatian Terrace

                                      I got to eat there a few times. It was great; they also had a Monte Cristo sandwich, and it was less expensive than the Blue Bayou!
                                      The TT was only opened for high park capacity; namely weekends and summers. I think one of the problems of 'bringing TT back' is that the polynesian show during the 'off season' would work at the Kona Hawaii restaurant, on Harbor blvd, a few miles down the street from Disneyland. It no longer exists.
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                                      • #39
                                        Re: Some images of the Tahatian Terrace

                                        Originally posted by Brer Bear
                                        I got to eat there a few times. It was great; they also had a Monte Cristo sandwich, and it was less expensive than the Blue Bayou!
                                        The TT was only opened for high park capacity; namely weekends and summers. I think one of the problems of 'bringing TT back' is that the polynesian show during the 'off season' would work at the Kona Hawaii restaurant, on Harbor blvd, a few miles down the street from Disneyland. It no longer exists.
                                        For most of its run that I can recall, the Tahitian Terrace, like the adjoining Plaza Pavillion, was only operational during summer and holiday periods...it wasn't even open on weekends during the "off-season". That made it a pain if you were hired initially to work in that complex, as I was. If you made "permanent part-time" status (and this was something you actually achieved on merit to some degree back then) they had to find another location for you to work during those periods, then come back...And I don't recall them having a "Monte" on the menu...maybe that ocurred after I left the park's employ. They did serve a mahi mahi dish that was battered and deep fried in a similar fashion.

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                                        • #40
                                          Re: Some images of the Tahatian Terrace

                                          Originally posted by Radiobarry
                                          I don't recall them having a "Monte" on the menu...maybe that ocurred after I left the park's employ. They did serve a mahi mahi dish that was battered and deep fried in a similar fashion.

                                          -- Barry
                                          Not sure WHEN they added the Monte Cristo to the menu, but here's a link to the recipe.:

                                          http://www.doombuggyproductions.com/...nteCristo.html

                                          It actually does sound pretty good.



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