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Strange New Replacement for a Broken Animatronic at Disney World

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Strange New Replacement for a Broken Animatronic at Disney World
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A strange new replacement has taken over a broken animatronic at Disney World. See the hilarious photo below.

Gran Fiesta Tour

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros is located in EPCOT’s Mexico Pavilion. It is inside of the Pyramid, and many guests do not even realize it is there. However, those that know about it are treated to a musical dark-ride aboard a boat. It is similar to attractions like Na’vi River Journey and it’s a small world.

The ride is based off the film The Three Caballeros, which was released in 1944. The movie is presented in vignettes and stars Donald Duck, Jose Carioca, and Panchito Pistoles.

If you love Donald, Jose, and Panchito, you can also catch them on their new show. The Three Caballeros animated series is available for streaming on Disney+.

Gran Fiesta Tour opened in 2007 replacing its predecessor El Rio Del Tiempo, which had been open since 1982. The attraction mixes film, scenery, and animations to tell its story.

The ride’s story line is relatively simple. The Three Caballeros are supposed to perform a concert, but Donald has gone missing, and his pals need to track him down. As the friends look for their amigo, they visit a a multitude of scenes in Mexico. Riders can spot skeletons, pinatas, and even fireworks.

In the end, the Caballeros reunite. Donald appears in time for the concert.

Animatronic Woes

Over the summer, Jose Carioca went missing after falling over and being left there for several days. You can see a video of the missing caballero below:

Thankfully, he was repaired and placed back on stage!

Now, Donald Duck has gone missing! Not only that, but he has been replaced with a cactus! They even put his hat on the prickly plant. I am just cracking up over this.

Check out the photo below from @themeparkscout

Hopefully Donald Duck will be fixed up quickly like his pal Jose was over the summer!

What do you think of Donald being replaced with a cactus? It sure has brightened my day a bit! Let us know on Facebook.




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