Tahitian Terrace

Tahitian Terrace Adventureland restaurant at Disneyland, opened in June 1962. A Polynesian-themed show entertained diners. During construction, Walt Disney was a little dismayed by the short height of the man-made tree that forms the backdrop for the small stage. When his designers were baffled as to how to rectify the problem, Walt posed the obvious solution. Just slice the tree horizontally in the center, lift up the top, and add some more cement trunk. The designers were thinking of it as a real tree, and had been wondering how they could raise the entire thing. The restaurant closed on April 17, 1993, and replaced by Aladdin’s Oasis. There is a Tahitian Terrace restaurant at Hong Kong Disneyland, opening September 12, 2005, and serving South Asian and Cantonese cuisine.