View Full Version : Do YOU remember Orange Bird?
09-29-2007, 02:14 PM
Does anyone out there remember Orange Bird? He was a Disney Character and icon for the florida citrus growers back in the 70s and early 80s I believe. He even had a toy line sold in the parks. If you recall anything about him do tell. I was quite young but remember he was pretty popular. I believe "sunshine terrace" has still kept its name and relates to this character somehow.
09-29-2007, 03:23 PM
I loved orange bird. I still have an orange bird bank around here somewhere. He was a cute little orange bird, lol. I don't remember where we bought him. We use to spend the month of July in Florida every other year when I was growing up so orange bird could have come from anywhere,
09-29-2007, 04:46 PM
yes, i remember and love orange bird. i have that bank as well as a small orange bird figurine i found at a thrift shop. when i was small i remember the orange bird character walking around disney, i just loved him.
09-29-2007, 05:46 PM
Wow - that brought back a blast from the past. I vaguely remember seeing him on orange juice containers - maybe? I was really young at the time. I'm going to have to google him and see if I can find a picture.
09-29-2007, 07:18 PM
I somewhat remember Orange Bird. I do remember what he looked like and that he was on OJ containers. I had a little PVC Orange Bird figure that I loved as a child. I don't remember him as a character in the MK.
I actually have a picture of me with the Orange Bird from my first trip to WDW back in 1975 :D
09-29-2007, 08:56 PM
Don't have a clue who orange bird is. but i only went one time in the 80's.
09-30-2007, 01:01 AM
I remember seeing him during the Orange Bowl games.
Here is a picture of the Orange Bird might refresh some memories
11-15-2007, 04:31 PM
Here is a link that shows a some of the best graphics of the orange bird I have seen on my quest for orange bird information this site also give history of the sunshine tree terrace the orange birds former home.
11-15-2007, 07:06 PM
I don;t know orange bird. But now I am off to do a search for him. Gotta see a photo.:geek:
Oh wow he was way before my time but what a cutie!!!!! I have a obsession with birds anyways I'm gona go scavenge e-bay and see if I can't find anything for him!
11-17-2007, 08:46 PM
I have an Orange Bird. He is about two inches high and made of plastic. I bought him at WDW in the late 70's. He sits in my curio cabinet.
What a flash back.
Enjoy your day!
11-19-2007, 03:01 PM
I loved Orange Bird, but now I've got that song in my head - "little orange bird, in the sunshine tree"
12-05-2007, 02:46 PM
there is another disney related website ( i dont think im allowed to post it) that did an article about orange bird in their newsletter last week, it was very interesting and had a link to a radio show where they talked about orange bird if you all cant figure out which website, message me
01-11-2008, 01:09 PM
Youtube has the orangebird commercials. That takes me back. Like a stroll down amnesia lane.
01-11-2008, 01:38 PM
Wow!!! I forgot all about that. What a blast from the past:thumbsup:
01-11-2008, 02:14 PM
I don't remember him, But, on a recent trip to WDW I went to Wal-mart and was so excited to eat a Florida orange and all they had were oranges from CALIFORNIA!!! I was so bummed!
01-22-2008, 05:28 PM
I remember Orange Bird! I think I still have a plastic orange bird drink holder thing where we put a small PAPER straw in a tiny hole to drink from!!? Anyone else as old as I am!! Funny thing is now at AK they are using paper straws again!! More green! and earth friendly! Imagine that! :thumbsup:
11-23-2009, 04:13 PM
Wow thanks for all the posts apparently there are alot of you out there. This thread has gotten nearly 1000 views since its original posting. Anyone else out there remember?
11-23-2009, 11:34 PM
My parents took my friend and I to Disneyworld in the summer of 1978 - and I bought an Orange Bird bank - still have it sitting on a shelf in my office....
11-24-2009, 12:28 AM
Talk about your thread ressurection. Of course I remember him but not from Disney, mainly from the Florida Citrus Bowl
12-01-2009, 10:42 PM
I have a pair of earrings with him! And I read about a series of pins that have either recently come our, or are due to in the next year.
12-06-2009, 08:54 PM
I think so. Is he the bird who acts kind of like a proffessor and wears glasses?
Yep,I bought a couple of banks as recently as 2003 or 2004 from one of the roadside orange stands on our way back home from DisneyWorld.They were only $5.00 then.:D
12-31-2009, 08:54 PM
I noticed some newly released Orange Bird pins the other day at Downtown Disney.
12-31-2009, 11:03 PM
Oh great now i'm going to be on an obsessive orange bird quest everywhere.
03-30-2010, 02:31 PM
yes yes yes heres a pic if wanted http://www.creationscelebrations.com/images/orangebirdjp.gif
push it and there should be a picture
05-31-2010, 04:47 PM
Sure do!! Thanks for the flashback!!:mickey:
08-04-2010, 02:48 PM
I had a necklace with an Orange Bird pendant on it.
08-05-2010, 06:51 AM
wow...that's weird. my cousin recently showed me an orange bird bank that she recieved from an aunt and I didn't even know that they had a character of him at the parks! That is really cool!
06-14-2011, 04:58 PM
Still keeping this old post going. For nostalgia.
06-14-2011, 05:14 PM
I just got back from the World last week and came home with an Orange Bird pin and an Orange Bird canvas tote bag. I bought it in the America Pavillion in Epcot. I was so shocked to see it. I had to have it. I used to have a Orange Bird bank but do not recall where it disapeared to.
06-16-2011, 12:46 PM
He looks a little familiar, but I'm not being assaulted by a wave of nostalgia for him, so he must not have made a huge impression on me. He's cute though. I do remember drinking OJ from a plastic orange with a green straw.
Apparently, Disney still owns the rights to the character. They just introduced the Orange Bird merchandise in February of this year, per the Disney Parks Website, but they supposedly introduced the character in Japan (not sure if Japan in general, or just Tokyo Disney) a few years ago.
06-16-2011, 04:09 PM
New Orangebird pins huh? I NEED one of those!
06-30-2011, 08:23 PM
Somewhere in on of the boxes I haven't unpacked yet, I have an Orangebird bank.
I think I may even have a glass mug with the Orangebird logo.
When I was in Anaheim in April, I bought an Orangebird pin at the pin trader cart at Downtown Disney.
06-30-2011, 08:39 PM
I kind of remember the orange bird campaign. I fell in love with the orange bird pins at WDW during spring break and now have a good collection of them. They even have a couple at Disneyland.
08-25-2011, 04:29 PM
It's funny I found this thread. I was in EPCOT a few weeks ago and saw an Orange Bird pin on a pin cart and I had a very vague memory of seeing him in the Magic Kingdom when I was very little. I showed my parents the pin and asked them if they remembered him. My mom remembered him. Then I asked them if they remembered giving me a drink in a plastic orange with a paper straw. They both remembered that and my dad's sure he kept it with all his old Disney stuff. It's funny how everyone seems to remember him a little bit.
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