Almost as iconic as Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom is the distinctive "Partners" statue in the Hub just in front of the castle's elaborate entrance. Guests from around the world have taken photos of this statue from every angle every hour of the day.
Ironically, while he was alive, Walt Disney was extremely adamant that he never wanted a statue of him made and certainly not one that would be placed in his theme park. His widow, Lillian, continued to respect his wishes for decades after his passing.
So, what is the story behind this striking statue and how did it end up at Walt Disney World?