Aladdin's Oasis in Disneyland is closing down and being transformed into a new restaurant called The Tropical Hideaway.
This will be the first real sit-down restaurant in Adventureland, considering the Bengal Barbeque is just a small outdoor hut. According to the OC Register, this new restaurant will be situated between the Enchanted Tiki Room and the Jungle Cruise.
The Disney Parks blog described the new restaurant: "this one-of-a-kind destination will be a popular rest stop for Adventureland locals and weary explorers alike. Guests will be able to rub elbows with their favorite skippers in an exotic traders’ market, featuring all of the sights, sounds and flavors of the tropics."
This sounds like everything we've ever wanted in Adventureland! It's sure to be full of surprises and sounds very similar to the theme of the Jungle Cruise.
Check out the concept art for this location!
The OC Register explained that Aladdin's Oasis opened in 1993 and was a fan-favorite restaurant right when the movie came out. They offered Middle Eastern food and a live show with music and comedy by the Genie.
This concept changed over time and the space became an area where you could grab take-out dinner that came with a prime viewing spot for the parade.
The Aladdin musical at Disney's California Adventure's Hyperion Theater was also recently replaced by a Frozen musical. It's out with the old and in with the new at the Disney parks!
This announcement comes on the heels of the reveal that California Adventure's Cove Bar is also undergoing a renovation. It will be renamed to be the Lamplight Lounge, and it will replace both the Cove Bar and Ariel's Grotto.
The parks are set to keep updating this year as they are also changing Paradise Pier into Pixar Pier. We can't wait to see all these new changes and try out the food at The Tropical Hideaway!