In this week’s Fastpass to History, hosted by the Frontierland Station Blog, I’m going to talk about one of my favorite Disney characters from the past. This character was one of the original characters present at Walt Disney World on opening day but went on a long hiatus a few years later. I’m talking about the one and only….ORANGEBIRD!
Orangebird never starred in any Disney movies nor did it appear in any Wonderful World of Disney shows. Orangebird wasn’t even created by Disney. It was created by the Florida Citrus Commission who sponsored the Tropical Serenade attraction when the Magic Kingdom opened in 1971. The adorable little bird appeared in two TV ads and had one album which was narrated by Anita Bryant who told the character’s story. Orangebird communicated only through thought bubbles.