Donald is seen here with Panchito, the actual Mexican character from Gran Fiesta Tour, showing him the symbolism of the pinata.
A Donald pinata is included in the 2007 conversion of the Gran Fiesta Tour.
I don't think it's any secret that I tend to favor the underdog attraction. But I have a specific fondness for the Gran Fiesta Tour. There is never a line for this attraction...its lively, and colorful, has a catchy song....and I always leave with a huge smile on my face. I also love the little wink at Mary Blair in the pinata scene. Brilliant.
One thing was lacking though...merchandise. I always left the attraction wanting the little paper flags with the Three Caballeros faces on them, and a Donald Duck pinata. The fact that my favorite scene wasn't represented in merchandise for was extremely disheartening. Then...finally, a few years ago....
Me with my favorite piece of merch....I honestly just happened to have the shirt on. No kidding, it wasnt planned.
Now THIS is some good synergy! This little guy represents both the movie and the ride...and as a fanatic for old Disney throwbacks I had to have it. The only problem is that these types of items are few and far between. I think the company is missing a huge market and opportunity.