It seems that almost daily (sometimes, more than that) we learn another character that will be added to the Disney Fab 50 Character Collection coming to Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary celebration, and today is no different with the addition of the fan-favorite character original to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Orange Bird!

What’s Happening:

  • Earlier today, Michael Vargo, Head of D23, announced the latest character included in the Walt Disney World Disney Fab 50 Character Collection coming to the parks of the Walt Disney World Resort during the World’s Most Magical Celebration, Orange Bird!
  • The “Disney Fab 50 Character Collection” will be featured across all four theme parks. Fifty golden character sculptures wait to be discovered during “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” starting October 1. Be on the lookout for gilded sculptures of beloved characters throughout the parks. More of the sculptures will be revealed leading up to the celebration, so stay tuned to social media to see which of your favorite characters will join the jamboree!
  • Originally developed in 1970 for the Florida Citrus Commission in exchange for their sponsorship of Adventureland’s Enchanted Tiki Room at Magic Kingdom, Orange Bird also became the mascot of the Sunshine Tree Terrace. Though he did seem to disappear around 1987 (when Disney and the Florida Citrus Commission were no longer partners), he did eventually return in 2012 to his home at the Sunshine Tree Terrace. In the early days of the Magic Kingdom, Orange Bird also appeared as a walk around character, usually spotted in Adventureland near the Enchanted Tiki Room.

The Characters So Far:

While many of these characters have been released, there are still plenty more we don’t know about. Our very own Cole Geryak has made some predictions about who he thinks we will see in the collection.

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