Wednesday, April 17, 2013

DDW Pic 596. Orange Bird

Orange Bird
One year ago, today, the Orange Bird returned to the Sunshine Tree Terrace in the Adventureland section of the Magic Kingdom. The Orange Bird was a walk-around character back in the 1970's. He was developed as the official mascot of the Florida Citrus Growers, and was an interesting part of Adventureland for about a decade. This miniature version of the bird was returned to his perch at the Sunshine Tree Terrace on April 17th, 2012, as part of a special D23 event. I was privileged to be present at this event, which included appearances by several prominent Imagineers.

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