Disney Fans React to Long Waits for Orange Bird Sipper at Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival kicked off today, bringing magnificent topiaries, colorful floral decoration, tasty food and beverage options and special merchandise to the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.

The star of the festival is neither the flowers nor the gardens, but rather this adorable little Orange Bird sipper that Disney fans just can’t wait to get their hands on.

That’s right, Walt Disney World has an exclusive new item that everyone wants. You know what that means. It’s time to scan the internet to see all the madness.

Looks like if you want the sipper, you may have to get to Epcot early in the festival or risk them selling out. Also, yes, there is a very long line.

From what I’ve been hearing, the wait to get one of these sippers has consistently been right around an hour. At the time of writing this, that’s longer than the current wait times for the Anna and Elsa meet and greet, Mission: SPACE, Spaceship Earth and as long as the wait for Soarin’ Around the World.

By the way, if you’re wondering why Disney would put a limit on how many of these sippers you can buy, this will clear it up:

So if you’re really desperate, I suppose you could pay about 4 times what they’re going for in the park. Personally, I wouldn’t but hey, you do you.

There is another issue created by the sipper. The Citrus Blossom booth, where you can find Orange Bird, of course also offers some other options. Want to try the lobster tail? You better be prepared to wait an hour for it. Hope you’re not hungry.

Of course, if you’re willing to wait the hour or so and deal with the crowds and pay the $14 for the sipper, it does make for an adorable new addition to your Disney collection.

You can enjoy the beauty of the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival and try to get your Orange Bird sipper (available while supplies last) from now through June 3.

Mike Mack
Mack is the Editorial Director for Marvel and ESPN content and he has covered comic cons, theme park events, video game showcases and other fun events. He is a fan of theme parks, sports, movies, Marvel Comics and is a self-proclaimed "nerd."