Panchito, José Carioca, and Donald Duck have returned to their rightful place at the finale of the Gran Fiesta Tour in the Mexico Pavilion after being fully restored.
The three audio-animatronic figures have been missing since the early part of the year because of a refurbishment. According to reports, the historic trio have been rebuilt from the ground up using the latest technology to replace components that were originally made by hand nearly 50 years ago.
In early 2017, guests will be able to visit Choza Tequila, an authentic outdoor tequileria, just outside of the Mexico pavilion. Guests will find refreshing hand-crafted margaritas and classic Mexican cuisine like tacos, empanadas, chips and fresh guacamole.
With the opening of the expanded Norway Pavilion last year, the original Margarita stand was closed. Choza Tequila appears to be the replacement, with an expanded menu.
With the expansion of Epcot’s Norway Pavilion the World Showcase may be inching closer to returning the operating hours it had years ago.
Beginning June 21st The Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros at Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion will open at 9 AM instead of the usual 11 AM opening of World Showcase. This coincides with the opening of ‘Frozen Ever After’ at the Noreay Pavilion next door.
The attraction will open early along with a new breakfast at La Cantina de San Angel.
The menu includes three breakfast dishes –
Chilaquiles con huevos ($8.75) – Two fries eggs, layers of fried corn tortilla, with green tomatillo sauce, topped with queso fresco, onions and sour cream.
Tamal verde con huevos ($8.75) – Scrambled eggs, corn dough filled with pork chorizo, covered with green tomatillo sauce.
Pambazo de chorizo con huevo ($9.95) – Bread roll filled with scrambled eggs, chorizo, jack cheese, red onions, lettuce and guacamole.
There will also be a Kid’s Menu available:
Huevos revueltos ($5.99) – Scrambled eggs topped with cheese, served with potatoes and fruit.
The breakfast menu will be available daily from 9 AM to 11 AM.
Walt Disney Imagineering recently introduced a welcome surprise to Epcot’s World Showcase with the unveiling of a new audio-animatronic finale to the Mexico Pavilion’s Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros.
In place of the former animated movie scene that formed the attractions finale since its major refurbishment in 2007, three audio-animatronics figures now complete the ride with Panchito, José Carioca, and Donald Duck taking the stage.
The figures are actually recycled from the Magic Kingdom’s Mickey Mouse Revue, which closed in 1980, when it was moved to Tokyo Disneyland in 1983. The three animatronics performed as part of that show until 2009, and have since appeared at various special events, but will now have a permanent home again at Walt Disney World in Epcot.