PHOTOS: Sorry, EPCOT, But Animal Kingdom Might Have the Best 50th Anniversary Statues

Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Golden Character Statues are popping up all around the theme parks! Starting last week in Magic Kingdom, these stunning statues feature some of our favorite Disney characters to commemorate this major milestone!

Figment statue in EPCOT

We spotted (and LOVED) new statues this morning at EPCOT, and now we’re checking out Disney’s Animal Kingdom to get a first look at their statues! We know we just said that EPCOT had the best statues…but we may have already changed our minds!

As you can imagine, the statues at Animal Kingdom have a specific theme, and all of them are inspired by some of the most beloved animals featured in Disney films (that have also played a big role in the history of the park!). Over by the Tree of Life, guests will spot a few characters from The Lion King!

Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa Golden Character Statues!

The classic trio includes Simba…


…as well as Timon and Pumbaa!

Timon and Pumbaa

Here’s a video of the statues!


Not too far away from those statues are Bambi and Thumper!

Bambi and Thumper

Bambi is cast in his signature pose with a butterfly on his tail!

Bambi and Thumper

We also grabbed a video of Bambi and Thumper:


Also spotted at Animal Kingdom today is the Nemo and Dory statue!

Nemo and Dory

We can’t wait to check out the new reimagined Finding Nemo musical which will debut at Animal Kingdom in 2022 — this statue will have to hold us over until then!

Just keep swimming!

Here’s a video of the Nemo and Dory statue:


We know we said that EPCOT might have the best statues…but Animal Kingdom is firing on all cylinders, too! We’ll be on the lookout for more statues in the coming days as Disney World gets ready to kick off its 50th Anniversary Celebration on October 1st! A lot of changes are taking place in the parks and resorts in preparation, so be sure to follow along for all of the latest news and updates!

Click here to check out the golden character statues over at EPCOT!

Are you planning on visiting Disney World during its 50th Anniversary Celebration? Let us know in the comments!

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One Reply to “PHOTOS: Sorry, EPCOT, But Animal Kingdom Might Have the Best 50th Anniversary Statues”

  1. We are vacationing in our home state of Florida and bringing the kids and grandkids to Disney in October! We were there for the 25th Anniversary with the kids and now we will all be there for the 50th! Can’t wait