Today 71 Disney D23 members gathered in Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom for a tweet meet. We heard from many Disney Imagineers, Walt Disney Archivist, Disney Design Group Artists and Disney D23. Little Orange Bird is back home in his Sunshine Tree Terrace! I am beyond excited about this. I remember him fondly as a child and eating a many citrus swirls. He is back as his original Audio-Animatronic self perched on a crate of oranges up in the eaves. Little Orange Bird merchandise was introduced: shirts, pins and an attractions print. In June they will even have Little Orange Bird ears!
Everyone got to try a citrus swirl and they are as good as I remembered. I have to admit I have had one in the last couple of weeks at Magic Kingdom or maybe more. 😉 A citrus swirl is vanilla soft serve ice cream swirled with orange slush (like a sherbet). YUM! Everyone received an Orange Bird button and Citra Sipper (a fun way to get juice from citrus fruit). Some won Orange Bird whistles during trivia. It was a great experience and everyone enjoyed themselves. A big thank you the D23 staff for putting on this event. Hope you all enjoy the video.
Oh and this our live segment that was on Magic 24.7 Radio this afternoon!