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Animatronic Hippos are Not In Danger!

Disneyland: "America gives you the right to bear arms, arm bears and shoot hippos. Whose side are you on?"

From Adam Dodds
Posted October 4, 2011 at 7:56 AM
In response to the "false rumors" of the "endangered" animatronic hippos, the "truth" is brought out in a personal interview with the world renowned radio personality, Albert Awol, Voice of the Jungle!

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From Adam Dodds
Posted October 4, 2011 at 9:54 AM
BTW, there are a billion inside jokes for the Jungle Cruise in this video....see if you can catch them!

From TH Creative
Posted October 4, 2011 at 4:10 PM
There is only one thing that scares 'Jungle Cruise' skippers more than the prospect of being attacked by an animatronic hippo. And that would be the prospect of Walt Disney Imagineering adding a Tim Allen or Tom Hanks animatronic figure to the 'Jungle Cruise.'.

From Robert Niles
Posted October 4, 2011 at 5:55 PM
I heard the Tim Allen animatronic was going to *replace* the skippers. The boats would just run on an automated system now. And no more non-SOP spiels!

(Ducks, while TH's head explodes.)

From TH Creative
Posted October 4, 2011 at 6:36 PM

From Anthony Murphy
Posted October 4, 2011 at 9:53 PM
The last time TH freaked out was when he saw the backside of water......

From David Graham
Posted October 7, 2011 at 10:04 AM
Screamscape had a update today talking about the friendly feud between East and West Coast JC Skippers and the hippos. They even started battling web sites for saving the hippos. Disneyland is http://www.savetheanimatronichippos.org/ and Disney World is http://www.savetheanimatronichippos.org/

Here is Scremscape link on it.


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