Beloved Disney World Animatronic No Longer Working

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Walt Disney World is made up of four theme parks, two water parks, a handful of Resort hotels, and one massive shopping center.

Every aspect of the huge Resort has its place, and everything fits together. So, whenever something changes, it’s incredibly noticeable to frequent visitors and huge fans of Walt Disney World.

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Between Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT, there are tons of animatronic figures that fans love.

Animatronics such as Animal Kingdom’s Shaman in the Na’vi River Journey, Magic Kingdom’s Ariel in Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid, and many more add to the magic of Disney.

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However, audio-animatronics aren’t found only in the theme parks of Walt Disney World. Disney Springs (formerly known as Downtown Disney) is also home to dozens of animatronics.

Whether visiting T-Rex Cafe or Rainforest Cafe, Guests can dine in immersive environments, surrounded entirely by animatronic figures and timed events (an extinction event in T-Rex Cafe and a thunderstorm in Rainforest Cafe).

However, one of the most interactive animatronics of Rainforest Cafe is no longer working.

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Tracy Tree is an animatronic tree that resides in the restaurant’s gift shop. Occasionally, an audio track plays as Tracy Tree shares fun facts about the rainforest.

Usually, Tracy Tree’s eyes and mouth move along with the audio. However, upon recently visiting Rainforest Cafe in Disney Springs, we at Disney Dining noticed that Tracy Tree remained totally static as the audio track played.

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Considering the state of all Rainforest Cafe animatronics, we can assume that Tracy Tree will not get refurbishments anytime soon.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.