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Three Caballeros audio-animatronics added to Gran Fiesta Tour at Epcot

in Epcot, Walt Disney World

The birds are back in town. After a 35 year absence, Epcot opened its gates this morning to three new, but old, feathered friends. Panchito, José Carioca, and Donald Duck audio animatronics figures made their debut today once again in Florida.

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The figurines originally debuted as part of the Mickey Mouse Review in the Magic Kingdom on October 1st, 1971. They then took a trip across the globe to to Tokyo Disneyland in 1980, for the opening of the very same attraction in 1983. So after 35 years, the fine feathered friends have flown back home for good.

You’ll find the trio in the grand finale scene of Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros at Epcot, inside the Mexico Pavilion.

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  1. Monty

    Just got to point out that new AA’s echo the old Three Caballeros AA’s from the Mickey Mouse Review (now Philharmagic). There are only two obvious changes to the design; Donald’s hat has been updated, and Panchito’s pistols are no longer black and the have “BANG!” flags hanging out of them (probably to indicate that they are fake). To see the original AA’s, which were on display back in 2011, go to this page on the Allears blog;

    http://land.allears.net/blogs/jackspence/2011/05/d23s_destination_d_walt_disney_1.html

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