PHOTOS, VIDEO: Henry, Liver Lips McGrowl Animatronics Break on Closing Night of Country Bear Jamboree Performances at Magic Kingdom

Brit Tuttle

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Henry, Liver Lips McGrowl Animatronics Break on Closing Night of Country Bear Jamboree Performances at Magic Kingdom

With tonight being the final evening of performances for the Country Bear Jamboree at Magic Kingdom before it closes to be reimagined into the Country Bear Musical Jamboree, it seems that the bears have gotten a bit of stage fright — both the Henry and Liver Lips animatronics have begun malfunctioning, freezing up mid-show.

Henry and Liver Lips Animatronics Broken on Closing Night of Country Bear Jamboree

Guests look on as the Henry animatronic breaks mid-show at the Country Bear Jamboree.

We saw this malfunction as it was happening, and Henry was shown frozen in place. His arms were outstretched and his mouth did not move, but his audio could still be heard as he introduced The Five Bear Rugs.

A closer look at the Henry animatronic, frozen in place.

Normally, this kind of issue would cause the attraction to close, as Henry is a major part of the show. But with just a couple of shows left between the malfunction and closing time, it appears that the show must go on.

You can see our video of Henry freezing up below:

Liver Lips McGrowl (soon to be renamed Romeo McGrowl) also had an issue in which his animatronic completely stopped moving, but his audio continued. The crowd even helped him out by singing along. We also got video of his malfunction:

Following the malfunction, Cast Members announced that the bears were feeling “nervous” and that guests’ wait to catch the final Country Bear Jamboree shows may be longer than expected. At 8:50 p.m. ET, the line to get in to see the bears’ final show was cut off due to “technical difficulties,” but shortly reopened before its previously planned cut-off at 9 p.m. ET.

Here’s hoping that the Country Bears can get through their final performance without a hitch!

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  • Brit Tuttle

    Brit didn't grow up going to the Disney Parks, but had basically the next best thing: the Phantom Manor ride operations simulator flash game and the Disney Sing-Along Songs Beach Party at Walt Disney World VHS. You can email them at brittani@wdwnt.com.

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