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While they have been upgraded through the years, the first Disneyland show with Audio-Animatronics® was the

Enchanted Tiki Room in 1963.


Human figures were first created for the 1964 New York World's Fair; the humans in the Carousel of Progress and Great

Moments with Mr. Lincoln were later added to Disneyland.


The largest figures were the dinosaurs in Universe of Energy at Epcot and the mammoth Yeti in Expedition Everest, but the

tallest one currently is the new Maleficent in Fantasmic! at Disneyland.


The most complex early figure was probably Abraham Lincoln for the Fair — he was later simplified because he had

possibly been made too elaborate, which caused maintenance issues. But the new Lincoln figure is sophisticated again,

with 20 functions in the head and face as opposed to seven in the preceding figure.


Today some other Audio-Animatronics® have very realistic movements — such as the auctioneer in Pirates of the

Caribbean and the Wicked Witch of the West in the Oz scene in The Great Movie Ride — or can even walk around, like

Lucky the Dinosaur. Other complex figures today are Mr. Potato Head in Toy Story Midway Mania! and Stitch in Stitch's

Great Escape.

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