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Joe Gardner Joins “Disney Fab 50” But Not Where We’d Expect Him

Bring on October 1! As we inch closer and closer to Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary – The World’s Most Magical Celebration” – we continuing to follow along with all the exciting news flowing out of Disney. Walt Disney World has plenty in store such as two new nighttime spectaculars including “Disney Enchantment” at Magic Kingdom and “Harmonious” at EPCOT. We’re also following along with the new golden statue characters that will make up the “Disney Fab 50” sculptures. Who’s ready to scavenger hunt for 50 fabulous golden sculptures?

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Beginning October 1, guests will have a chance to scavenger hunt through all four parks to virtually “collect” each golden Disney character sculpture on Instagram. So far, we know Mickey MouseGoofyTimon and Pumbaa, Lumiere and CogsworthDaisy DuckWinnie the Pooh & Piglet, Edna Mode, and Dante are joining the Fab 50. Now, we’re learning a Soul character is making the Fab 50 list. That’s right – Joe Gardner from Soul will be taking his place among the Fab 50 sculptures. He isn’t however going where we’d expect him to be!

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As shared via Pixar Instagram: “Cue the band! Pixar Soul creators, Pete Docter and Kemp Powers have revealed that Joe Gardner is part of the “Disney Fab 50 Character Collection” that you’ll soon find across the four @WaltDisneyWorld theme parks during “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” starting October 1 #DisneyWorld50”

The Instagram video says Joe will be available at Disney’s Hollywood Studios beginning October 1 which was a surprise to us! We were thinking if Joe found home anywhere it would be at EPCOT, among the ‘The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure’. It looks like Disney is going to keep us on our toes with this scavenger hunt! Are there any characters you’re hoping Disney will add to the “Disney Fab 50” line up? We’ll keep sharing the news about which characters are included as Disney keeps it coming!

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.