Tour This Inventor’s Workshop In Florida For An Unforgettable Animatronic Adventure

Aaron Fechter flew too close to the sun on wings made of pizza. Or maybe robot wings? Something like that. Bad metaphors aside, this Orlando inventor reached dizzying heights in the ’80s as his animatronic band of wacky characters, The Rock-afire Explosion, took over the country, one ShowBiz Pizza Place at a time.

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If you only have a few minutes, here’s a video of the band programmed to a more recent hit:

If you have a little more time and want to learn more about this fascinating story, here’s a documentary on the rise and fall of Rock-afire:

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What do you think of Creative Engineering and its story? Do you remember ShowBiz Pizza Place or The Rock-afire Explosion? Do you know of any other cool places we should feature? Please leave your comments for us below!