PODCAST: Disney World golden statues shine bright for 50th anniversary (Ep. 113)

As part of its 50th anniversary, Walt Disney Globe has installed 50 golden character statues. Orlando Sentinel tourism reporter Dewayne Bevil and photographer Joe Burbank focus on the figures — named the Disney Fab 50 Character Selection — that are unfold all over Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Joe made it his mission to photograph each of the figures and make an interactive map that pinpoints their actual locale. During this enterprise, Joe figured out a few classes. He highlights his favourite statues and strategies for photographing these animated icons in their natural natural environment. “The expressions and the overall body language from the designers is so good it evokes response from the guests. I have to say that some produced me chuckle out loud.”