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Four New Characters Added to Disney’s Fab 50 Character Sculptures

We are officially just one month away from Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary! Big celebrations honoring 50 years of magic are on their way in beginning October 1, 2021, for the 18-month celebration. At Magic Kingdom Park the newest nighttime spectacular called “Disney Enchantment“ is on the way in. At EPCOT, the new nighttime spectacular “Harmonious” is coming to the Disney Park, as is the newest attraction, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. Over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, we’re gearing up for “Disney KiteTails” which will take Disney characters and vibrant colors to new heights. While we simply can’t wait to experience all this new excitement, the “Disney Fab 50” character collection coming to all four parks is drawing another experience to add to the celebration!

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In celebration of the 50th Anniversary, beginning October 1, Guests will have a chance to scavenger hunt through Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom to virtually “collect” golden Disney character sculptures on Instagram. As the Castle slots (shown in the image below) continue to fill in, Disney has announced #41, #42, #43, and #44 in the “Fab 50” character lineup! 

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First up – Roy Conli, Producer of Walt Disney Animation Studios, took to Disney Parks Blog Instagram stories to announce the addition of an oldie but goodie – the classic duo, Bambi and Thumper, are joining the Fab 50 line up!

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Soon after Walt Disney Imagineer, Zach Riddley, took to Instagram to announce: “Today is very exciting, and I am honored to represent the amazing talents of our Walt Disney Imagineers by revealing that Rocket and Groot are part of the “Disney Fab 50 Character Collection” that you’ll soon find across the four @waltdisneyworld theme parks during “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” starting October 1! We are deep in the final stages of preparing our first Other World Showcase pavilion at EPCOT with our Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attraction! This stunning new addition to EPCOT will feature some firsts for the Park – our first roller coaster attraction, a brand-new storytelling coaster technology, and one of the longest indoor coasters in the world! This is a story and a set of characters that expand EPCOT’s strong legacy of real science brought to life in fantastic ways –discovering the wonders and mysteries of our galaxy and galaxies beyond. We are excited to soon welcome Rocket, Groot, and other members of the Guardians of the Galaxy to EPCOT and to take us on an adventure that’s truly out of this world!! I cannot wait to see this statue in EPCOT for #DisneyWorld50!”

Credit: Zach Riddley Instagram

Welcome to the list Bambi, Thumper, Rocket, and Groot! We will soon be able to find Bambi and Thumper at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Rocket and Groot will be available at EPCOT beginning October 1. Here’s the lineup of Disney characters included in the “Fab 50” sculptures thus far:

  1. Mickey Mouse
  2. Goofy
  3. Timon
  4. Pumbaa
  5. Lumiere
  6. Cogsworth
  7. Daisy Duck
  8. Winnie the Pooh
  9. Piglet
  10. Edna Mode
  11. Dante
  12. Joe Gardner
  13. Cheshire Cat
  14. Woody
  15. Bo Peep
  16. Donald Duck
  17. Mad Hatter
  18. Star Wars R2-D2
  19. Orange Bird
  20. Flounder
  21. Sebastian
  22. Dumbo
  23. Timothy Mouse
  24. Chip
  25. Dale
  26. Figment
  27. Stitch
  28. Abu
  29. Gus
  30. Jaq
  31. Minnie Mouse
  32. Pinocchio
  33. Nemo
  34. Dory
  35. Simba
  36. Olaf
  37. Bruni
  38. Pluto
  39. BB-8
  40. Frozone
  41. Bambi
  42. Thumper
  43. Rocket
  44. Groot

By our count, that leaves us with only 6 character sculpture reveals remaining! Which Disney characters are you hoping to see added to the 50th Anniversary celebration “Disney Fab 50” lineup? We’ll keep sharing the news about which characters are included as Disney keeps the Fab 50 character collection countdown rolling.

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 15 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.