Who is Orange Bird and Why is he Important to Disney World?

Orange Bird...isn't he adorable?

You may have seen him around Adventureland at Walt Disney World and wondered about him. 

He's a well known icon, mostly related to the Citrus Swirl dessert at the Sunshine Tree Terrace

"The Orange Bird is a character created by Disney for the Florida Citrus Commission as a mascot and has been a prominently featured character in Magic Kingdom's Adventureland at the Sunshine Tree Terrace located near Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room."

I love Orange Bird ... 
and I especially love the Orange Bird Tervis that was released this past Spring as part of the 2018 Flower and Garden Festival!