PHOTOS: Broken Robo-Newz and GCN Phone Booth Interactive Props in Tomorrowland Removed from The Magic Kingdom

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If you’ve been following our weekly maintenance report, you know that the interactive Robo-Newz and GCN phone booth in Tomorrowland have been broken for some time now. Upon visiting the Magic Kingdom this morning, we discovered that both are now missing.

Here we see a small hole covered with plywood where the Robo-Newz robot statue once stood. If you put your hand over a spot, the robot would hock newspapers via an audio track.

The temporary cover leaves us hopeful he will return soon and that he is not a victim of the Tomorrowland overhaul currently ongoing. You may recall that the UFO facade was recently removed from the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor.

The GCN phone booth has suffered the same fate, but the hole is much bigger. This phone had a number of audio cues activated by dialing the numbers on the device.

Here’s what the 1994 New Tomorrowland props looked like, in case you forgot:

We hope they are fixed and returned soon, but we’re happy to see Tomorrowland getting attention it needs.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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