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    Default Do YOU remember Orange Bird?

    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.
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    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,
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    I actually have a picture of me with the Orange Bird from my first trip to WDW back in 1975
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    Don't have a clue who orange bird is. but i only went one time in the 80's.
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    I remember seeing him during the Orange Bowl games.

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    Here is a picture of the Orange Bird might refresh some memories
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    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.
    http://www.omniluxe.net/wyw/stt.htm
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    I don;t know orange bird. But now I am off to do a search for him. Gotta see a photo.
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    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!
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    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.
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    I loved Orange Bird, but now I've got that song in my head - "little orange bird, in the sunshine tree"

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    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
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    Youtube has the orangebird commercials. That takes me back. Like a stroll down amnesia lane.
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    Wow!!! I forgot all about that. What a blast from the past
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    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!

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    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!

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    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?
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