Sonny Eclipse is back in Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe after a prolonged vacation!
Sonny can usually be found singing his songs on the stage in Cosmic Ray’s at Magic Kingdom, but he was missing in September, then blocked by curtains in mid-January and later disappeared entirely.
Sonny and his piano can be lifted into the ceiling of Cosmic Ray’s when he’s on break. This opens up a stage below for dance parties and other entertainment to perform in the quick-service restaurant.
Sonny’s appearance and audio haven’t changed, but he seems to be moving better, so his absence was likely just for mechanical maintenance.
Sonny performs an approximately 26-minute set on a loop throughout the day. His set consists of eight songs written by George Wilkins and Kevin Rafferty, including “My Name is Sonnny Eclipse,” “Hello Space Angels,” and “Yew Nork, Yew Nork.”
Sonny’s “cousin” is Officer Zzzzyxxx, an animatronic that appeared at the Tokyo Disneyland version of Star Tours until 2012. He was created using the same mold as Sonny so they share a face.
Watch a short video of Sonny in our embedded Tweet below.
Sonny is now featured on a poster in the Merchant of Venus seating area in Tomorrowland.
Last summer, the musician Kal David who voiced Sonny Eclipse passed away at age 79.
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