VIDEO - Epcot's Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros gets new animatronic finale

Dec 07, 2015 in "Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros"

Gran Fiesta Tour's new animatronic finale
Posted: Monday December 7, 2015 8:00am EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney Imagineering brought a welcome surprise to Epcot's World Showcase on Friday with the unveiling of a new audio-animatronic finale to the Mexico Pavilion's Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros.

In place of the former animated movie scene that formed the attractions finale since its major refurbishment in 2007, three audio-animatronics figures now complete the ride with Panchito, José Carioca, and Donald Duck taking the stage.

The figures are actually from the Magic Kingdom's Mickey Mouse Revue, which closed in 1980, moving to Tokyo Disneyland in 1983. The three animatronics performed as part of that show until 2009, and have since appeared at various special events, but now have a permanent home again at Walt Disney World in Epcot.

A new sign outside of the attraction was also installed as part of the updates on Friday.

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DisoneMay 21, 2021

Both. Yes he is a real person. That is him in his pictures. He's definitely also the marketing profile for WDI but he's a real person too.

Brer PantherMay 20, 2021

No, that entire verse wasn't in the ride. It always jumped straight from "What means 'ay carumba'? Oh, yes, I don't know' back to 'We're three caballeros'.

EagleScout610May 20, 2021

Sadly he is in Show State

ToTBellHopMay 20, 2021

We need to accept that he’s no longer broken. He is in his show state. Any further degradation is “broken”. He’s like an Adventureland fountain flowerbed.

EagleScout610May 20, 2021

999th Happy HauntMay 20, 2021

Not sure that line was ever in the ride

HauntedPirateMay 20, 2021

larryzMay 20, 2021

Vultron. It's a Marvel thing.

larryzMay 20, 2021

I love the voice separation as you pass by the AAs... but I noticed they've cut out the "some Latin baby" line...

larryzMay 20, 2021


trainplane3May 20, 2021

I picture him as this:

ToTBellHopMay 20, 2021

I believe AI has come along far enough that he believes he’s a real person.

BocabearMay 20, 2021

That is actually my question... Is he a real person or a concocted marketing profile...

TikibirdLandMay 19, 2021

Is there some way we can make the boat pause in front of this for, like, 5 minutes? You can have your Avatar Shaman. Give me these old-school AAs ANYTIME. And, yes, I want every one of the Tiki Room birds for myself.