The statues of the Disney Fab 50 character collection. What you need to know and where to find them
ORLANDO, Florida – Unless you’ve lived under a rock (or plan to live under a rock for the next 18 months) you’ve probably heard of the Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th Anniversary Celebration which officially kicks off on Friday ( and, by the way, events at Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios will take place over the next year and a half).
In addition to some major announcements of two new shows (Harmonious at the World Showcase Lagoon and the new Disney Enchantment fireworks display), a new merry-go-round (Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure), a new Cirque du Soleil show (Attracted to life), a new hotel (Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser opening March 1, 2022) and a new way to navigate the resort’s facilities (check out the MagicBand + which will also debut in 2022), Disney has also added a new ‘bling’ around its Florida theme parks.
Announced in early September and already in place, the House of the Mouse unveiled its collection of Disney Fab 50 characters. The golden 50th anniversary statues (spread across the four theme parks – most of which are in the Magic Kingdom) celebrate many memorable animated characters from the company. Two of the statues (Mickey and Minnie) are dedicated to the actors of Walt Disney World (you will find a plaque with the dedication in the Magic Kingdom).
The statues aren’t just there for the show. Disney encourages guests to save photos of the Fab 50 statues in “virtual collections” and tag them with # DisneyWorld50. In fact, starting next year when it becomes available, the aforementioned MagicBand + will allow Disney guests to interact with the Fab 50 collection.
Where do you find them?
Below, we’ve broken down the Fab 50 character collection by theme park and given descriptions and approximate locations of where each is placed. Some are easy to spot (you can’t miss Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Daisy) and some will be more difficult (you might end up just passing Gus and Jaq, Stitch and the Cheshire Cat).
And good luck finding Tinker Bell, but don’t worry, we’ll tell you where she’s hiding!
One more thing, while there are 36 statues, there are actually 50 characters (so no, Disney won’t be adding any new statues in the next 18 months). If you have spotted all the statues, have you named the 50 characters?
Here is our breakdown and our slideshows:
Animal Kingdom (4 statues / 7 characters)
Epcot (6 statues, 9 figures)
Hollywood Studios (7 statues, 9 characters)
Magic Kingdom (19 statues, 25 characters)
* Photos by Landon McReynolds, producer of News 6
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