If we want a glimpse of what the exterior of the new Tahitian Terrace restaurant at the Disneyland Hotel(Disney has not released if they will be calling the new restaurant the Tahitian Terrace or opening with a new name) may look like, just turn your eyes towards the east, the far east.
In September, 2005 Hong Kong Disneyland was opened. Included in Adventureland, is a version of the Tahitian Terrace restaurant. It does not have a floor show with music and dancing like the old Disneyland restaurant, but the architecture, theme, and design are all inspired by the Enchanted Tiki Room and Disneyland's Adventureland.
Hong Kong Disneyland
It is reasonable to assume that Disney may pull out their most recent plans for the Tahitian Terrace that were used in Hong Kong to help with the exterior makeover for Hook's Pointe. The footprint of the buildings are different, however Disney can easily incorporate the theme and design used in Hong Kong.
I think it is a pretty safe bet to assume that the Disneyland Hotel version will look pretty similar to these pictures.
There is no Enchanted Tiki Room attraction in Hong Kong, so the Imagineers have incorporated tikis from the Disneyland version of the attraction into the exterior gardens of the restaurant.
Now that we have an idea of what we might expect the exterior remake to look like, come back tomorrow as I wrap up this series with some information about what to expect the inside to look like.