Just out of curiosity because I know you love this animatronic in particular, but do you know if Jocco is still there? I know most of the animatronics on that ride got stolen and Jocco was left there to rot a bit, but I'm genuinely curious if Jocco somehow got taken too.
Hiya. Yes I do love Jocco <3 So because I love him and I was curious too, I looked into this and the Jocco animatronic on top of the ride has been stolen too.
There were two Jocco animatronics that survived after Hurricane Katrina. The big Jocco on top of the ride and one of the Jocco animatronics inside the ride.
The inside of the ride has basically been gutted so the smaller animatronic probably disappeared when that happened.
As for the bigger Jocco on top of the ride looks like he disappeared sometime in 2011 because if you look at pics from that time on flickr then you can see he’s no longer there. I wonder what happened to him?
Here he is in Feb 2011 almost falling off the ride :///
and then in Aug 2011 he has gone
Another shot from March 2012 (hes still gone)
Poor Jocco. There’s a great video on youtube of the ride when it was operating and you can see how cool the Jocco animatronics were:
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