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These bronze status have been removed from the Magic Kingdom

Br’er Rabbit’s bronze statue was recently removed, according to reports

Bronze statue of Walt Disney and Micky Mouse in front of the Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom.
Guests watch a show near a statue of Walt Disney and Micky Mouse in front of the Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla
John Raoux, Associated Press

Multiple bronze statues at Walt Disney World — including the bronze statue for Br’er Rabbit — were removed from the Magic Kingdom hub this week, according to reports.

  • There was no immediate explanation as to why they were taken away, according to WDW News Today, which covers Disney Parks news,
  • “The dirt where the statues used to be has already been smoothed out,” WDW News reports.

Indeed, photos from WDW News show that a number of the popular statues are gone from their original spots. It’s still unclear where these bronze statues went and what that will mean for the future of the park.

Why are the bronze statues gone from Disney World?

Per ComicBook.com, Disney Parks is likely making room for the Fab 50 Anniversary Collection statues that will be unveiled later in September to honor the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World.

‘Song of the South’ controversy, explained

Reports originally surfaced that Br’er Rabbit’s statue had been removed, which wasn’t surprising since the character appears in the 1946 film “Song of the South.”

That film had been under scrutiny recently because of its racist undertones, which is why Disney also re-themed Splash Mountain to fit the theme of “The Princess and the Frog” instead of “Song of the South.”