PHOTOS, VIDEO: Audio-Animatronics Literally Lose Their Heads at California Adventure & Disneyland Paris

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It’s been a tough week for Disney audio-animatronics. Social media buzzed with photos and videos of audio-animatronics in both Disney’s California Adventure and Disneyland Paris with their heads disconnected. The issues come just a few days after a negative reaction on the Ellen show when Ellen was supposedly presented with what was left of her audio-animatronic from the Universe of Energy.

At Disneyland in California, it was the Ursula audio-animatronic in The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure. According to Twitter, the ride was closed sometime before 2pm local time, but not before guests took photos and video. As of 6:15 pm, the attraction is still listed as closed, Thanks to instagram user disneysapsquad and Twitter users @l_uren, @Disney_Gem and @namhmai.

Coincidentally, at Disneyland Paris, the auctioneer pirate in Pirates of the Caribbean was experiencing a similar malfunction. Thanks to instagram user nomidnightpodcast and Twitter user @HOPAJUL.

 

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Buzzy
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Buzzy

Use your head, don’t lose your head.

Doug
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Doug

Heads will roll for this!

Biff
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Biff

I never did get a confirmation about the Ellen dummy, who was who in the picture?

Robo Chapek Service Tech
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Robo Chapek Service Tech

I told Mr. Chapek that those bolts were too important and he couldn’t use them, but he just wouldn’t listen. He said bandaids and ductape would work just as well on these as it did on the Trump AA.

Disney Facts
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Disney Facts

Fun Fact: The pirate AA is actually a visual representation of all the fan boys freaking out over the scene changing.

jedwa
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jedwa

These AA’s were giving their heads so that RoboChapek may have a new one.

Lefty
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Lefty

Oh boy, big news!! Extra, Extra read all about it.

Jason
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Jason

If you think that’s bad, wait until you see what feel off RoboChapek!

Shrunken Ned
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Shrunken Ned

Looks like Trader Sam got loose!

Queen_of_hearts
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Queen_of_hearts

This is #metoo. Its off with their head for any AA that takes advantage of women or mer-women

How much does 20,000 Ursula Heads Cost?
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How much does 20,000 Ursula Heads Cost?

The animatronics probably lost their heads trying to play Nick’s Price is Right game.