We first noticed the animatronic experiencing some… issues over the weekend. The fishing goose shook uncontrollably, a sign of things to come.
Today, it seems the bird had had enough, falling over onto the boat it’s set in.
Our friend MagicalNewsLIVE, who has a gift for coming across fallen animatronics, caught the goose in its current state. You can see a video of the animatronic below:
Thankfully, it seems the impact of falling over did not incur much damage to the audio-animatronic, as he’s still joyfully bobbing around. With wait times of 75 minutes for Splash Mountain of the Magic Kingdom, a number of guests must’ve stumbled upon this unfortunate scene, but hopefully maintenance will prop up the fallen feathered friend. This marks the second audio-animatronic bird to collapse in the past year at Walt Disney World, with the first being Jose Carioca aboard the Gran Fiesta Tour at EPCOT.
Despite the imminent loss of the attraction, it seems Walt Disney World continues to boost the ride’s popularity through spontaneous merchandise releases and increased maintenance, ensuring that everything stays “Satisfactual” through to the bitter end.
Are you looking forward to taking a few more rides on Splash Mountain, especially given the newly restored effects? Let us know in the comments!