Disney Imagineers share video showing creation of ‘Fab 50 Character Collection’

Beloved characters to be unveiled for 50th anniversary

‘Disney Fab 50 Character Collection’
‘Disney Fab 50 Character Collection’ (Disney Parks Blog)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Disney Imagineers are making significant progress on the “Fab 50 Character Collection” statues coming for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary.

The golden statues are set to be unveiled on Oct. 1 at all four of Walt Disney World’s theme parks.

Over the past several weeks, Disney, alongside a few special guests, have unveiled some of the beloved characters set to be showcased in statue form throughout the parks, including Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald and Daisy Duck, Goofy, the Mad Hatter, Star Wars’ R2-D2, Timon and Pumba, Edna Mode and many others.

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On Wednesday, Disney Imagineers shared an all-new behind the scenes video showing the work it takes to create these magical new additions in the workshop.

Take a look at the video below.

Back in July, Disney said on its blog that the Mickey and Minnie Mouse sculptures are being dedicated to Disney cast members of the past, present and future.

‘Disney Fab 50 Character Collection’ (Disney Parks Blog)

Guests wanting to hear about some of the other statues being created are encouraged to follow Walt Disney World’s Instagram page.


To all who come to this happy corner of ClickOrlando.com/disney50, welcome! Walt Disney World is counting down to its 50th Anniversary, and so are we. With 50 days until 50 years, we are taking a daily look back at the past, how Disney’s opening shaped Central Florida’s present, and a peek at what’s in store for the future.

We’re also looking to hear your memories of Walt Disney World: What do you love? What do you miss? What are some of your magical moments? You can share them with us and we’ll post them all for everyone to enjoy. Some might even be featured during our News 6 TV coverage of Walt Disney World’s 50th.

Here’s to dreaming, and here’s to another half-century of The Most Magical Place on Earth!


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Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.