As many know, I'm a huge fan of The Three Caballeros so was a real treat while at Destination D at Walt Disney earlier this month to see animatronics of all three (Donald Duck, Panchito Pistoles and Jose Carioca) on display in the Archives room.
These animatronics have had a very long life and a very long journey. They originally appeared in The Mickey Mouse Review in Fantasyland in Walt Disney World, one of three original attractions on opening day.
When they were removed from Walt Disney World they went to Toyko Disneyland and performed there until just about 2 years ago. The show was finally replaced there by Mickey's Philharmagic just recently.
Below are photos of the animatronics while on display in the Archives Room. Please click on each image for a larger view. Would love to see these put back in use as part of the Gran Fiesta Tour attraction located in the Mexican Pavillion of World Showcase in Epcot.