Saturday, June 20, 2020

Florida Orange Bird

Another cute find this week, an original 1970 Florida Orange Bird bank! Orange Bird was a Disney character that debuted in 1970 as a mascot for the Florida Citrus Commission in exchange for them sponsoring the Enchanted Tiki Room attraction and Sunshine Tree Terrace at the Magic Kingdom. Tons of super merchandise became available at the park: tees, records, stuffed etc., plus a great little Food and Fun animated short that you can watch HERE. Orange Bird has recently made something of a comeback too, so next time you're at Disney, pay the little guy a visit and grab yourself some cute merch and a delicious citrusy drink! :) 

Watch Anita Bryant and Orange Bird in a vintage commercial HERE!


Brian Barnes said...

I love that this cute little fellow is the spawn on a giant corporate marriage!

Mr. Cavin said...

Sheesh, nothing makes me want orange juice like learning it's bird squeezin's. On the other hand, that bank makes me thirsty for Orange Julius!