Where to Find All of WDW’s 50th Anniversary Statues

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As part of Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary celebration, each of the resort’s four parks have received their own golden anniversary touches in the form of the Fab 50 Character Collection.

The Fab 50 Character Collection are gold statues of Disney characters that are represented at the parks; and while some are easy to spot, there are plenty requiring a little more effort to find!

If you’re looking to see them all during your visit to Walt Disney World during the 50th Anniversary, here’s a list of every single statue and an idea of where to find them!

Animal Kingdom

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, most of the Fab 50 character statues can be found near the Tree of Life.

Simba, Timon, & Pumbaa

Since Animal Kingdom is home to the popular Festival of the Lion King show – and actual African wildlife – this trio is a worthy addition to Animal Kingdom’s Fab 50 collection.

Bambi and Thumper

Bambi and Thumper can also be found on Discovery Island in front of the Tree of Life.

Nemo & Dory

Next up is a statue of Nemo and Dory from Finding Nemo (Sorry, Marlin).

This statue is a little harder to find than the others. Look for it to the right of the Tree of Life and by the Wilderness Explorer’s Clubhouse.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Similar to Animal Kingdom, a lot of Hollywood Studios’ Fab 50 statues are near the center of the park and in front of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway.

Woody and Bo Peep

Due to Pixar’s huge impact on Walt Disney World in recent decades, and especially at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, it’s only fitting that Woody gets his due in a Fab 50 statue.

Bo Peep, however, is a choice. Yes, she’s awesome in Toy Story 4, but what about Buzz?

Anyway, guests can easily spot Bo and Woody just to the right of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway.

R2-D2

For Star Tours and now Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the real hero of the galaxy can be found by the Frozen Sing-Along and Dockside Diner.

BB-8

Right next to R2-D2 is of the newest additions to the Star Wars Universe – BB8!

Flounder and Sebastian

Ariel’s pals, Flounder and Sebastian, can be found near Woody and Bo and just a few steps away from the Voyage of The Little Mermaid show building.

Joe Gardner

As the star of Pixar’s Soul, Joe Gardner can be seen tickling the ivories near the entrance to the Brown Derby restaurant.

Frozone

The Incredibles‘ Frozone – and his super suit – is located near the Frozen Sing-Along show.

Frozone and Frozen? We see what you did there, Disney.

Edna Mode

Not too far from Frozone is another member of The Incredibles‘ cast – Edna Mode.

EPCOT

Figment

Of course, EPCOT’s unofficial mascot – and the star of the Journey Into Imagination with Figment – has his own statue for the 50th Celebration.

However, it’s weird that he’s been placed on the main walkway towards World Showcase and nowhere near his actual attraction.

Rocket Raccoon & Groot

These Guardians of the Galaxy characters are standing proud in the World Showcase Plaza ahead of the park’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Rewind coaster opening in 2022.

Pua & Hei Hei

Speaking of EPCOT’s future, while guests await the reveal of Moana – The Journey of Water, Moana’s friends Pua and Hei Hei have made their EPCOT entrance and aren’t too far from Rocket Raccoon and Groot.

Olaf & Bruni

Also in World Showcase Plaza, Frozen Ever After is represented via Olaf with Frozen 2‘s adorable Bruni.

While he’s certainly is cute, of all the Disney characters that represent Walt Disney World’s 50th, Bruni seems to be a random choice.

Miguel and Dante

Fresh from their new scene at the Magic Kingdom’s Mickey’s PhilharMagic is Coco‘s Miguel and Dante!

Just like the others, these Pixar stars have also been placed in Showcase Plaza between the Port of Entry and Disney Traders.

Magic Kingdom

Lady and the Tramp

Lady and the Tramp’s Fab 50 statues have been appropriately placed on Town Square near the Lady and the Tramp-inspired Tony’s Restaurant on Main Street, U.S.A.!

Chip and Dale

After walking right down the middle of Main Street, U.S.A., guests will find quite a few other Fab 50 statues, including the mischievous Chip and Dale.

Donald

Of course, Donald Duck himself is here at The Hub as well.

Daisy

Rightfully next to Donald is Daisy who’s striking a pose.

Goofy & Pluto

Goofy and an adorable-looking Pluto are also nearby.

Minnie Mouse

It simply wouldn’t be a Disney anniversary without an appearance from Minnie.

Mickey Mouse

Lastly, we have the leader of the club that’s made for you and me, Mickey Mouse!

Dumbo & Timothy Q. Mouse

Moving away from The Hub and towards the right side of the castle while approaching Tomorrowland is Dumbo and Timothy Q. Mouse.

Here’s a better look at Timothy posed on Dumbo’s trunk.

Winnie the Pooh & Piglet

On the opposite side of The Hub and near the Crystal Palace is a sweet statue of Winnie the Pooh and Piglet.

Their positioning near the Crystal Palace is appropriate since Pooh, Piglet, and their pals appeared as part of the restaurant’s character meal experience (and we hope return soon!).

Tinkerbell

Another required character for any Disney anniversary is Peter Pan‘s Tinkerbell. Although, she happens to be of the harder characters to find.

Keep your eyes peeled and be sure to look up on the way into Liberty Square from The Hub.

Jaq & Gus Gus

As Cinderella’s loyal mice companions, Jaq and Gus Gus have one of the more unique placements of all the Fab 50 characters.

Look for the pair on one of the castle turrets to the right of Cinderella Castle!

Abu

Abu from Aladdin appears to be snatching a 50th medallion from atop the entrance into Adventureland!

Orange Bird

Also in Adventureland, Sunshine Tree Terrace’s mascot Orange Bird is perched on a terrace near the Sunshine Tree Terrace window.

Pinocchio

Deeper into Fantasyland and positioned near the castle turrets leading into New Fantasyland is Pinocchio! He’s also only a short stroll away from Fantasyland’s Pinocchio’s Village Haus.

While Pinocchio is a classic Disney character, it’s surprising that Jiminy Cricket wasn’t added to the statue as well.

Cogsworth & Lumiere

In this same space, guests will also find Beauty and the Beast characters Cogsworth and Lumiere.

Just past these castle walls and turrets is a Beauty and the Beast-themed space and the popular Be Our Guest Restaurant.

Cheshire Cat

Look up to see Alice in Wonderland‘s Cheshire Cat perched near the Mad Tea Party and lifting his brow.

Mad Hatter

However, Cheshire Cast isn’t alone. Mad Hatter is also near Mad Tea Party with a sloshing cup of tea.

Stitch

Finally, hanging on Tomorrowland’s famous Purple Wall is that mischievous Experiment 626 with a 50th medallion in his mouth.

So what do you think of Walt Disney World’s Fab 50 Character Collection? Which statue is your favorite? What characters would you have liked to see as a Fab 50 statue? Let us know in the comments!

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Savannah Sanders

Savannah has been visiting Disney World since she was a year old and has gone back almost every year since. In the real world, she teaches high school history and government and enjoys writing about all things Disney. Savannah can be reached on Twitter @DisneyParkSavvy.

2 thoughts on “Where to Find All of WDW’s 50th Anniversary Statues

  • November 30, 2021 at 4:25 pm
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    A bit disappointed in that there are only 50 characters and not 50 statues. Some of the pedestals are terrible looking compared to others that are more organic with the surrounding and the characters. I doubt many people will seek them out as a whole.

    I remember the giant painted Mickey Mouse statues that were around in 2002-2003 time frame. Each unique and each a fun find. Maybe it was because of the lack of internet back then, so there was a bit of mystery not seeing everything in advance.

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  • January 12, 2022 at 2:56 pm
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    Unfortunately, finances, or lack thereof, mean I won’t be able to come out for the 50th celebrations so I hope that Disney do the right thing and release a compilation album – whether it’s part of the Legacy collection or a stand alone collection – full of music exclusive to WDW, such as ‘Promise’, ‘We Go On’, ‘Festival of Fantasy’, ‘Celebrate the Magic’, ‘Vamos’ (the very elusive song they used to perform at the end of the Move It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Interactive Parade) etc so those of us who can’t go but have special memories of going in the past to immerse ourselves in the comfort of our own homes.

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