ORLANDO, Fla – Walt Disney World debuted a new mural to its famous character, the Orange Bird, on Tuesday morning.
The new artwork was painted onto the side of the Sunshine Tree Terrace. This is the home of the famous character as well as the delicious citrus dole whip floats.
Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley said on Instagram that the mural was designed in Florida by Sr. Concept Designer Chris Gardner, and painted by artist Abdul Delgado.
The Orange Bird has been at the Magic Kingdom since it opened in 1971. Riddley said the character was designed by Disney artists after the Florida Citrus Commission helped sponsor the Tropical Serenade, which is now known as Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room.
The Orange Bird has a known presence in Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom, but has also played a prominent figure in festivals at EPCOT in recent years.