Update on PUSH the Talking Trash Can
As first publicly reported by Orlando Attractions Magazine, the moving & talking robot known as PUSH the Talking Trash Can is slated to be phased out of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom on Saturday, February 8.
Since that time, we’ve been able to independently confirm this information with our sources as well.
It should be noted that the inventor of PUSH is also one of his operators, and is a contract employee that is hired by Disney; he’s not directly employed by the Mouse.
The talking trash can debuted on February 18, 1995, which means he’s been in the park for close to 19 years — and even was honored with his own iPhone case. The PUSH technology was also used in Disney’s Animal Kingdom at one point, under the name of PIPA the Talking Recycling Can, as well as in Anaheim, Tokyo, Paris, and Hong Kong.
PUSH’s creator contacted us a few years ago, noting that he was a fan of Magical Trash. In the end, this may be a situation that depends on positive contract negotiations for this piece of Tomorrowland entertainment to continue.
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This is both tragic and unsurprising to me. We got rid of Push awhile go here. Still super sad about it.