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The Truth About Disney’s Failed ‘Bluey’ Attraction

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Bluey, the beloved animated series that has captured the hearts of children and families worldwide, has won over the hearts of families worldwide.

Bluey is an Australian animated television series for children that first premiered on ABC Kids in Australia in 2018. Created by Joe Brumm, the show follows the adventures of a six-year-old Blue Heeler puppy named Bluey, her younger sister Bingo, and their parents, Bandit and Chilli.

The series is known for its heartwarming depiction of family life, imaginative play, and the lessons learned through everyday experiences. Bluey has received widespread acclaim for its animation, writing, and portrayal of family dynamics, making it a beloved show not only among children but also adults.

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Since the show first became popular, fans have been eagerly hoping for the possibility of a Bluey theme park attraction at Disney.

The prospect of immersing oneself in the world of Bluey within the magical realm of Disney World has generated significant excitement among Bluey fans worldwide. The idea of bringing the lovable Blue Heeler family to life in a theme park setting is a dream come true for many enthusiasts of the heartwarming animated series.

It was for this reason that Disney fans rejoiced when Disney first announced a Bluey attraction at Walt Disney World Resort. Unfortunately, this joy would be short-lived, as this attraction closed soon after opening.

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Disney’s ‘Bluey’ Attraction

The blending of Bluey‘s world with the iconic charm and enchantment of Disney theme parks has the potential to create a truly unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages. The whimsical and adventurous spirit of Bluey, coupled with the enchanting atmosphere of Disney parks, promises a delightful fusion of imagination and wonder that is sure to captivate fans and families alike.

The thought of wandering through Bluey’s TV world, exploring familiar settings from the show, and perhaps even meeting Bluey, Bingo, and their family in person is enough to spark joy and anticipation in the hearts of fans who have come to love the endearing characters.

The magic of Disney and the warmth of Bluey’s world merging to form a special attraction has the power to offer a unique and immersive experience that celebrates the values of friendship, family, and play that are central to the Bluey series.

With so much to look forward to, the potential for a Bluey theme park attraction at Disney is a dream that fans hope will soon become a reality, promising a joyous and unforgettable adventure for all who step into this vibrant and colorful world. It was for these reasons that fans have begged and wished for a Bluey attraction at a Disney theme park.

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In November of 2023, fans of¬†Bluey¬†were thrilled to hear that a new¬†Bluey¬†attraction would be arriving at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground. This attraction was called ¬†“The Heeler Family Hide ‚ÄėN‚Äô Seek Scavenger Hunt.‚ÄĚ

With this attraction, fans could experience the joy of the Bluey through a scavenger hunt adventure throughout the camping grounds. While it was a minimal attraction, the impact of this idea was felt throughout the entire park.

Why Did It Fail?

Unfortunately, this attraction only lasted for a few days before it eventually shut down at Disney. Many fans found themselves confused and saddened by this attraction’s closure. The main question lingering in fans ‘ minds was, “why can’t ‘Bluey’ exist at Disney?”

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One of the primary reasons for Bluey’s absence from Disney parks could be attributed to the fact that she is a character from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and produced by Ludo Studio, which limits the character’s presence in other themed American entertainment venues such as Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort.

The licensing and intellectual property rights surrounding Bluey also play a role in her absence from Disney parks. G

iven that Bluey is a relatively new and rapidly growing brand, the negotiations and agreements required to feature her in a Disney park attraction may still be in progress or have not yet been fully realized. Disney may have the rights to the show on Disney+, but the company still has not been able to secure the rights in the theme park.

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Other ‘Bluey’ Theme Park Opportunities

While¬†Bluey¬†may not be at Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort anytime soon, fans can find¬†Bluey¬†in parks beyond. For example, an entire new¬†Bluey¬†theme park is opening up in Australia,¬†Bluey’s¬†home continent.

Bluey’s World is set to be a vibrant and immersive theme park attraction that promises days of fun and excitement for families and children of all ages. Located in Brisbane, Australia, this theme park will stand out as a must-visit destination for fans of the popular animated series. From interactive experiences to thrilling rides, Bluey’s World captures the essence of the beloved show in a way that truly brings it to life. The website says;

“Embark on a special journey with Bluey, Bingo, Bandit and Chilli. Immerse yourself in a day in the life of the Heeler family through¬†Bluey‚Äôs World¬†‚Äď a life-sized immersive experience featuring your beloved characters, iconic episode locations, fun interactive games, and delightful surprises.¬†

Bringing the Heeler home to life using authentic sets and captivating storytelling. Explore the renowned cul-de-sac, wander through Bluey and Bingo‚Äôs bedroom, dive into the living room and playroom, and venture beyond to the backyard under the poinciana tree.”

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A Future of Possibility

While Bluey may not be arriving at Disney anytime soon, that does not mean that the thought of a Disney Bluey attraction is out of the question forever. Due to the international success of this series, it is more than plausible that Disney is working on making a Bluey attraction a reality in the foreseeable future.

Overall, the thought of a Bluey theme park attraction at Disney would promise a day filled with laughter, joy, and cherished memories for the whole family. Hopefully, one day, fans will step into the world of Bluey at Disney and immerse themself in a magical experience that will leave them smiling from ear to ear. With luck and proper timing, this dream could become a reality one day.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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