Big news for Disneyland food fans, as the company has just announced plans to add an entirely new dining space to Adventureland, right next to the Jungle Cruise.
TimeOut LA was among the first to report the new announcement, which dropped without any fanfare on the Disney Parks Blog late last week. Per the report, the new space — to be called The Tropical Hideaway — will replace Aladdin’s Oasis, and offer views of the Jungle Cruise via an open-air dining patio. Disney is calling the space “an exotic traders’ market” with a vaguely pan-Pacific feel, owing to the location near the Tiki Room.
Interestingly enough, TimeOut has a few fan theories as to what the space could eventually come to look and feel like. The site of The Tropical Hideaway was previously known as Tahitian Terrace for some 30-plus years, and a 2015 permit filed with the city of Anaheim requests the use of “flames and torches” for that area, perhaps bringing back the fire-friendly show from decades gone by.
As for timing, there’s no official opening date other than Disney’s blog saying the place “will soon appear.” In the meantime California Adventure is flipping it’s Cove Bar to a new spot called Lamplight Lounge, and Ballast Point Brewery is opening up a brewing and dining space as well.