PHOTOS, VIDEO: Problematic Hopping Br’er Rabbit Animatronic Fixed on Splash Mountain in the Magic Kingdom
Much like the running Carnotaurus in DINOSAUR or the infamous Yeti from Expedition Everest, the jumping Br’er Rabbit scene in Splash Mountain is notorious for being broken on-and-off throughout the 28 years of the ride’s existence. Today marks a small victory for Splash Mountain fans, as the animatronic has finally been fixed.
You can view the animatronic of Br’er Rabbit—known as the attraction’s “Million Dollar Rabbit”—actually working for once in the video below:
That being said, however, it is unfortunate that we’re seeing a bit of a José Carioca situation here, with the animatronic repaired, but still looking slightly off with regards to its movement or posing. We’re happy to see these fixed, but it would be good to have them return to their intended form to offer guests the best show possible. Many of the other animatronics throughout the attraction are still broken or busted, like some of the chickens on the riverboat finale, Br’er Bear no longer bobbing up and down over the trap, and even poor old Br’er Frog, who still has a lazy eye. In any case, we’re hoping they’ll get around to repairing these other animatronics now that Br’er Rabbit is fixed.
Splash Mountain recently made headlines for a sunken log ride vehicle, but it seems the issue has been resolved since then, with no repeat incidents reported.