The Three Caballeros animatronics return to the Gran Fiesta Tour at EPCOT

May 19, 2021 in "Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros"

Posted: Wednesday May 19, 2021 10:44am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Gran Fiesta Tour's animatronic trio Panchito, José Carioca, and Donald Duck are back in their rightful place at the finale of the Mexico Pavilion ride after being fully restored.

The trio have been missing since the early part of the year for a refurbishment but were reinstalled last night. See the video below for a look at the finished results (YouTube 4K version).

The historic Audio-Animatronic figures have been rebuilt from the ground up using the latest technology to replace components that were originally made by hand almost 50 years ago.


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Disone30 days ago

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 Panther31 days ago

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'.

EagleScout61031 days ago

Sadly he is in Show State

MansionButler8431 days ago

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.

EagleScout61031 days ago

999th Happy Haunt31 days ago

Not sure that line was ever in the ride

HauntedPirate31 days ago

larryz31 days ago

Vultron. It's a Marvel thing.

larryz31 days ago

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

larryz31 days ago


trainplane331 days ago

I picture him as this:

MansionButler8431 days ago

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

Bocabear31 days ago

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

TikibirdLand31 days ago

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.