It’s crazy to think that a bird that first appeared in 1970 has become an incredibly popular Disney Park icon. Yes, we’re talking about Orange Bird of course! Orange Bird was created as a Disney character in 1969 with an official debut in 1970 as a mascot for the Florida Citrus Commission. An agreement was made between Florida Citrus Commission and Disney that Orange Bird would be created in exchange for Florida Citrus Commission sponsoring the Enchanted Tiki Room attraction and Sunshine Tree Terrace at the Magic Kingdom Park. The animated orange canary didn’t seem to be extremely popular at first, but fast-forward to today and Orange Bird is one of the trendiest Disney characters around!
EPCOT has an ever-so-popular Orange Bird Sipper available to Guests which was first introduced during the 2019 EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival. Orange Bird ear headbands have made their way into Disney merchandise, along with shirts and other Disney merch. Orange Bird has even had a mural painted near Sunshine Tree Terrace at Magic Kingdom Park in Adventureland which makes for a perfect photo op.
As of most recently, you can spot Orange Bird as a golden sculpture with the Disney Fab 50 character sculptures located at Magic Kingdom Park for the 50th Anniversary. Nonetheless, Orange Bird has without a doubt become a Disney fan favorite. And now, a new Orange Bird addition can be added to your Disney character collection!
Orange Bird is getting its own Little Golden Book! The Orange Bird Little Golden Book is now available via Amazon Prime for pre-order for $5.99. The book will be released on January 4, 2022. The description goes on to share: “Meet the Disney Park’s iconic Orange Bird in this all-new Little Golden Book! With its orange head, leaf wings, and bird body, Orange Bird is a true Disney original! Get to know this sweet, fun-loving bird in this all-new Little Golden Book, perfect for children ages 2 to 5, Disney Parks fans, and collectors of all ages!”
We have recently seen several favorite Disney fan favorites added to the list of Little Golden Books including “it’s a small world” Little Golden Book, Jungle Cruise Little Golden Book, and even The Haunted Mansion Little Golden Book to name a few. Will you be adding the new Orange Bird Little Golden Book to your Disney collection?