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Which is your favorite Disney animatronic?

Choose only one e.g. Jack Sparrow

From Daniel Etcheberry
Posted March 28, 2011 at 9:07 AM
My favorite is in the Carousel of Progress; the husband/father.


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From Sylvain Comeau
Posted March 28, 2011 at 9:26 AM
Mr. Potato Head is my current favorite. I love an AA that can interact, sing, and has such full articulation (even moving eyebrows!).
Second place would be the Carnotaurus in Animal Kingdom's Dinosaur. What an awesome beast.
Speaking of awesome beasts, the Yeti was a great one until he got decommissioned.
I also want to give a mention to Lincoln at Disneyland. Sit in the middle of the audience and you'll forget he isn't real.

From Carrie Hood
Posted March 28, 2011 at 9:35 AM
I've got to say it's Figment, hands down. Always a childhood staple and still my own personal favorite!

If I had to pick a second one, it'd have to be the Elephants on Jungle Cruse!

From Don Neal
Posted March 28, 2011 at 9:56 AM
This is a tough one. I guess this is my top three.

1) Father from Carousel of Progress
2) Statler & Waldorf (from Muppets 3D)
3) Jack Sparrow (at end of PotC)

From Terri Pierce
Posted March 28, 2011 at 10:14 AM
The Jack Sparrow one in PotC is amazing. I literally was sitting there going "Thats just an employee pulling our leg!" It's truly amazing.

The Father in CoP gets my vote for most comedic. I was giggling the whole way through.

My list may change once I see the Potato Head. We did fast pass on that ride so we missed it completely. If only I had known that you couldnt even see it for a minute before I rode. I've seen youtube videos and he looks amazing!

But hands down, Jack Sparrow takes the gold right now.

From TH Creative
Posted March 28, 2011 at 1:28 PM
Walt Disney World. Magic Kingdom. Jungle Cruise. First hippo off the starboard.

From Colton McLaughlin
Posted March 28, 2011 at 2:37 PM
The yeti used to be my favorite, but it doesn't work anymore. Now, my favorite is Mr. Potato Head.

From TH Creative
Posted March 28, 2011 at 4:09 PM
Charging hippo off the port side is my second favorite.

From Mark Fairleigh
Posted March 28, 2011 at 6:29 PM
Another vote for the Pops from Carousel of Progress...a close second to his pooch.

From Amanda Jenkins
Posted March 28, 2011 at 8:30 PM
The monk that fell asleep in Spaceship Earth is a favorite of mine :)

From Tony Duda
Posted March 28, 2011 at 8:31 PM
My favorite is an oldie, the dog with the keys in his mouth at Pirates of the Caribbean.

From Manny Barron
Posted March 28, 2011 at 9:38 PM
Alien from the Great Movie Ride is my favorite.


From Randall Peek
Posted March 29, 2011 at 12:32 AM
A real blast from the past - Dr. Tom Morrow, the Mission Control host from the old Mission to Mars and its precursors.

From TH Creative
Posted March 29, 2011 at 3:17 AM
Next would be the charging Hippo off the starboard side.

From Kelly Muggleton
Posted March 29, 2011 at 5:25 AM
Skippy from the Alien Encounter...so cute even when slightly crispy round the edge

From Don Neal
Posted March 29, 2011 at 5:28 AM
If they made TH an animatronic on Jungle Cruise that rode the hippos, he would be my favorite. ;)

From Andy Milio
Posted March 29, 2011 at 6:16 AM
The yeti and the malfunctioning Indy in Disneyland:

From TH Creative
Posted March 29, 2011 at 6:51 AM
Next would be the second hippo to appear off the starboard side.

From steve lee
Posted March 29, 2011 at 3:13 PM
Sonny Eclipse. Please don't make too much fun of me.

From Andrew Holden
Posted March 29, 2011 at 3:21 PM
The Wicked Witch of the West from the Great Movie Ride.

From Daniel Etcheberry
Posted March 30, 2011 at 7:22 AM
Andy,

Indy looks like if he just have had too many beers.

From Flavio de Souza
Posted March 29, 2011 at 6:29 PM
The pirate over the bridge on POTC. The baby elephant sitting in the middle of the water falls in JungleCruise.Also in JC the baby lion playing with his father tail.

From Flavio de Souza
Posted March 29, 2011 at 6:29 PM
The pirate over the bridge on POTC. The baby elephant sitting in the middle of the water falls in JungleCruise.Also in JC the baby lion playing with his father tail.

From Flavio de Souza
Posted March 29, 2011 at 6:44 PM
I forgot to mention the dragon under the castle in Paris Disneyland!

From Kara Leblanc
Posted March 29, 2011 at 8:05 PM
Carousel of Progress dad and Dog

and then statler and waldorf!!!!

From Terri Pierce
Posted March 29, 2011 at 8:07 PM
TH what about that one hippo that one hippo that sits there and spits out water?

From John Beals
Posted March 29, 2011 at 8:09 PM
When it was running, the favorite was the Yeti. I'm also a fan of the Jack Sparrow in POTC. Also, even though they don't do much, I like the Greek Math Teacher scene in Spaceship Earth, where one of the students is falling asleep (Got stuck there right after the latest redo). Reminds me of engineering classes in college, and the famous head bob.

From Joshua Counsil
Posted March 29, 2011 at 10:29 PM
Barack Obama in the Hall of Presidents. Maybe it's the lighting, but I find him incredibly lifelike.

From Paul Jeffs
Posted March 30, 2011 at 1:52 AM
Hopper in Tough to be a Bug is pretty impressive.

From Terry O'Neal
Posted March 30, 2011 at 7:02 AM
Hitchhikers in the Haunted Mansion. They're the only ones that actually leave with you.

From Daniel Etcheberry
Posted March 30, 2011 at 7:27 AM
Joshua,

I found that the Obama animatronic doesn't look like the real one. I was on the first row, so I could see the face very close.

The animatronic of George W. Bush looked more like the real one.

From Carlos Quinones
Posted March 30, 2011 at 8:26 AM
Would have to be the Yeti on Animal Kingdom's Expedition Everest attraction. Honestly, any animatronic figure that can catch your attention in the middle of this amazing coaster attraction deserves the crown.

From TH Creative
Posted March 30, 2011 at 9:19 AM

From TH Creative
Posted March 30, 2011 at 9:18 AM
The large snake in the tree on the Jungle Cruise ... I forget what king it is ... I know it begins with the letter "P".

From nick .
Posted March 30, 2011 at 6:38 PM
The Yeti in Expedition Everest and Indiana Jones .

From Joshua Counsil
Posted March 31, 2011 at 1:26 AM
Daniel -

Well, maybe the resemblance isn't ideal, but the motions certainly are.

From Don Lancaster
Posted March 31, 2011 at 3:33 PM
The newest Lincoln at Disneyland is simply amazing.

On the east cost, I am rather fond of Ben Franklin and Mark Twain in the American Adventure, except for that strange, zen handshake that they attempt near the end of their show.

I was very disappointed that I didn't get to see Mr Potato Head pull out his ear and put it back in. I had heard so much about this capability and I was really hoping to witness it, but after an hour in line, he never once did it. Never the less, he's a very cool animatronic.

From Don Lancaster
Posted March 31, 2011 at 3:43 PM
I got to see the Yeti in non disco mode when they got him working for the VIPs who came to see the opening of Finding Nemo-The Musical. I have to admit, that was one impressive figure. When he reached down for your car as you passed underneath him, it was VERY convincing.

Sadly, I got to see him again a few months ago. It was sad to see him flashing away, looking like he was frozen in some sort of psychedelic disco police line up. What a waste.

From Will Chilcote
Posted April 2, 2011 at 9:03 AM
Indiana Jones, Jack Sparrow or Stitch from Alien Encounter with Stitch.

From TH Creative
Posted April 2, 2011 at 10:23 AM
Hippos

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