Monday, September 16, 2013

So Long Bamboo, We Hardly Knew Ya

I have to give the execs at Animal Kingdom credit for one thing, they fix their mistakes. Bamboo, perhaps the biggest eye sore in park history, debuted on August 14th. Well, according to wdwmagic, he will be set to perform for the last time on September 23rd, a mere 40 days later. If you would have bought a carton of half and half the day Bamboo started, that would have lasted longer.

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To be fair, Disney is not saying the roaming character is permanently gone, but we can hope. I suspect the generally negative feedback may have played some part in this decision. For those who never saw him, Bamboo was a stilt walker dressed to look like a plant, in this case bamboo. He wandered the path between Asia and Africa. He didn't look anything like a bamboo plant. But be that as it may, he graced the park with his "performances."

Now, he may be leaving us permanently. I never got the chance to see him in person, but that's OK. My only concern at this point was the rumor I had heard this was testing for an Avatar character meet and greets. If it was, he failed miserably.

by Safari Mike (twitter: @JamboEveryone)

1 comment:

  1. From what I saw, he just didn't have the quiet gracefulness that Devine has. I am glad they are stopping Bamboo.