The little Orange Bird is a Disney character first created in 1969 with a debut in 1970 as the mascot for the Florida Citrus Commission. He was created to promote The Sunshine State’s commercial interests in exchange for them sponsoring the Enchanted Tiki Room attraction and Sunshine Tree Terrace at the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World.
In recent years, this character has been brought back to the Parks and into our hearts with a plethora of merchandise, like this cute Orange Bird pin:
The design is both simple and ingenious! The Orange Bird is just a big orange (yup, what you peel and eat) with leaves for feathers and wings and a basic body to finish him up.
Disney Pin Trading is still quite the thing. While other trends have come and gone, this one has stood the test of time and stayed around to this day. But over the years, the price of buying a pin for your lanyard has certainly changed! There are five colors in the pricing format: Green, Silver, Blue, Yellow, and Pink. Green is the least expensive with Pink being the most expensive. In 2021, this Orange Bird pin would cost you $9.99 US to purchase. But to see how the pricing has changed over the years, please check out this post from the Disney Pins Blog.
I have a nice collection of both vintage and new Orange Bird items. I’m obsessed with the little guy! Check out my exclusive Funko Pop! Orange Bird from the Parks.