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  • [Question] Lucky the Dino

    I saw that Lucky was at D23. I thought he was supposed to call DCA his home but I have never seen him. Any news about seeing lucky in the parks???




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    Re: Lucky the Dino

    Originally posted by DisneylandPlanner View Post
    I saw that Lucky was at D23. I thought he was supposed to call DCA his home but I have never seen him. Any news about seeing lucky in the parks???
    He was original in DAK, not DCA. For some reason all of these characters (Lucky, Wall-E, and Muppet Lab) have been delegated to part-time, special showings only. Disney has never really stated why, only really falling back on statements that they are experimental things.
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      Re: Lucky the Dino

      he was originally in DCA but then, since it was disneyland's 50th birthday, WDW decided to give itself another present and they took him to Animal Kingdom for a few months. Then he went to hong kong for that park's opening.

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        cool - thanks for the correction.
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          Because they're remote-controlled, somewhat autonomous Audio Animatronic figures, they might be dangerous. They must weigh a ton or so, and if a radio connection went haywire they could seriously injure a guest. At least, that's the story I hear most often when asked why they aren't regular attractions.
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            Originally posted by flynnibus View Post
            For some reason all of these characters (Lucky, Wall-E, and Muppet Lab) have been delegated to part-time, special showings only. Disney has never really stated why, only really falling back on statements that they are experimental things.
            Looks like the arrival of useful 'free' (not bolted to the ground) AIs will be evolutionary, not revolutionary. I'm glad to see that Disney is anteing up with the budget for the experiments.
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              Re: Lucky the Dino

              Originally posted by almandot View Post
              he was originally in DCA but then, since it was disneyland's 50th birthday, WDW decided to give itself another present and they took him to Animal Kingdom for a few months. Then he went to hong kong for that park's opening.

              I've always thought that he was originally in DAK because of Dinoland. How does he fit in DCA?

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                He doesn't really "Fit" in DCA. He would come out of a tent set up near the old dinner near the back corner and walk around the streets then go back into his "cave". I never got to see him there but did finally get to see him at D23 and he is awesome. BTW he is not really "free roaming". He has a driver and operator hidden in that cart that he "pulls". He controls the forward and backward movement plus Lucky's body and head/neck movements. I think he also provided Lucky's "Voice".
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                  Originally posted by Lost Boy View Post
                  He doesn't really "Fit" in DCA. He would come out of a tent set up near the old dinner near the back corner and walk around the streets then go back into his "cave". I never got to see him there but did finally get to see him at D23 and he is awesome. BTW he is not really "free roaming". He has a driver and operator hidden in that cart that he "pulls". He controls the forward and backward movement plus Lucky's body and head/neck movements. I think he also provided Lucky's "Voice".
                  Yeah, just like parade floats with AAs, but the decorations are smaller. I think Wall-E is a free one, though. It'd be cool to see him in the parks!

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                    Re: Lucky the Dino

                    Here's Lucky, in DCA




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                      Originally posted by ♥disney.princess♥ View Post
                      Yeah, just like parade floats with AAs, but the decorations are smaller. I think Wall-E is a free one, though. It'd be cool to see him in the parks!
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                        Re: Lucky the Dino

                        Originally posted by Rongo View Post
                        Because they're remote-controlled, somewhat autonomous Audio Animatronic figures, they might be dangerous. They must weigh a ton or so, and if a radio connection went haywire they could seriously injure a guest. At least, that's the story I hear most often when asked why they aren't regular attractions.
                        If that were the real issue, they wouldn't be used in ANY public situation.

                        I really don't know what the actual reason is why they haven't decided in a permanent location. All I can guess is that they are too technologically intensive to be able to be used in a consistent basis.

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                          Re: Lucky the Dino

                          At the D23 convention, they were very specific in where they had people stand next to Wall-E, and what parts of him they could touch. He may be sturdy, but he's probably easily broken if you were to say, lean with your hand on his head. Lucky the Dinosaur, however, you could touch and pet, and there really weren't any pinch points to be concerned about.

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