It’s official, the world cannot get enought of Bluey the dog. The Australian children’s TV show has made a big splash in the United States. At the peak of its popularity, Disney+ managed to snag Bluey international streaming rights, which leaves fans with a questions: is Bluey coming to the Parks?
Fans Adore Bluey and Family
It totally makes sense why Disney fans love the show Bluey. The show features lessons about growing up, family values, and side-splitting humor. Similiar to many Disney shows, parents feel that they can watch and enjoy this show alongside their children.
Bluey premiered on October 1, 2018 on ABC Kids in Australia. The program, which Joe Brumm created, was commissioned by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the British Broadcasting Corperation. The show follows Bluey, a six-year old Blue Heeler puppy. Bluey is creative, adventurous, and full of energy. She is joined in the show by her little sister, Bingo, her father, Bandit, and her mother Chilli. Bluey and Bingo are partners on a multitude of adventures. The show is uplifting, comical, and has impactful life lessons.
When they show started getting international attention, the Walt Disney Company knew they wanted their piece of the pie. In June of 2019, Disney secured the in international broadcasting rights to Bluey. The show has since been able to stream on the Disney+ service as well as on the Disney Junior television network.
Will Bluey Make an Appearance at the Parks?
Because Bluey is available on Disney+ many wonder if the next step for Disney will be integrating Bluey and her family into Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. Disney Junior characters already have a strong presence in the Disney Parks, so adding a Bluey character interaction seems like a logical move for the company.
Unfortunatly, while Disney does have the international streaming rights, the BBC studios still has ownership of the merchandising rights. This means that as of now, the Walt Disney Company will not be able to add any Bluey and family character interactions. The situation is unfortunate because clearly their is a demand for Bluey in the Parks at any capacity.
For now, the best shot at seeing Bluey in real life is by going to see the performing tour that is running called Blueys Big Play. Disney did not make this tour. Fans will have to wait and see if the Walt Disney Company will ever be able to succeed in getting Bluey into the Parks.