Walt Disney World announced today that it's removing the only Audio Animatronic from the Kilimanjaro Safaris ride at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Disney buried the news in its blog post, announcing the removal as part of an expansion of the savannah in the ride, allowing the park to add more zebras to the attraction.
While I'm sure that fans will appreciate more opportunities to see the real stars of this show - the live animals - I'm curious to see how Little Red will be written out of the script. The changes on the ride will begin this spring and be complete by fall, and the ride will remain operational throughout.
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Not everything needs to have a story/be entertaining. Let people find their entertainment in just looking at the animals.
So... KS was a day one attraction and it took Disney 14 years to get it right. Does that mean in 2020, Disco Yeti will finally join the ranks of the animated animatronics once again?
PS Love the headline, Robert. =)
The thing that separates Disney rides from others is the story.
I too am curious if there are any pictures of the original scene. It is always fascinating to see proof of how far some horrible ideas can get.
I look forward to the inevitable "Last Tour With Little Red" Youtube clip, to be enjoyed by myself and the (literally) dozens of other "Inside the Magic" subscribers.
Yeah, I know it was a bit cheesy and not the main component, but I will miss the Poachers and Little Red. I still remember the old days when live action cast members can point guns at animatronic poachers (I even remember when they shot back!)
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