On this day: April the 17th

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On this day in 1973, An amazing 73,168 guests visit Walt Disney World on this day! (A large number considering Disney World only consists of the Magic Kingdom at this time.)

Also on this day in 2012, Beginning today in Florida, Orange Bird returns to Sunshine Tree Terrace
signage and quirky drink cups in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park.
Orange Bird was a character who was developed back in 1970. Walt Disney Productions entered into
negotiations with the Florida Citrus Commission for an FCC-sponsored Walt Disney World attraction
early in 1967. A contract was signed in October 1969, formalizing the FCC’s underwriting of a “tropical
bird show” at a cost of $3 million. The following year WED Enterprises created the Orange Bird
character to serve as the FCC’s official mascot in promotional campaigns. (The Orange Bird also appeared
in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom as a walk-around character during the resort’s first decade.)

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My first experience at a Disney park was at euro Disney in 1993 I was 4 years old at the time. I don’t remember much of the holiday, but I do remember being at breakfast one morning and Pluto licking my face. My Hobbies include playing football and cricket as well as watching many other sports, my main interest is Disney as a whole. My interests peaked in Disney a couple of years ago while battling severe depression, listening to a few Disney podcasts and doing loads of research about the company and the parks help me out as it gave me something to focus my time and energy on.

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