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This Week in Disney History: The Muppets Join the Disney Family

posted on February 20th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager

Today on the Disney Parks Blog, we’re celebrating one of the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational moments in Disney history – the 10th anniversary of the day when The Muppets officially joined the Disney family!


Although Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of the gang were officially welcomed into Disney in 2004, the partnership between Disney Parks and The Muppets started years earlier, with a Muppet*Vision 3D attraction debuting at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in 1991. The attraction was later added to Disney California Adventure park at Disneyland Resort in 2001.

Stay tuned for more Muppets coverage today!

Thanks to Jason “Tiki” Tackett for the special Disney Parks Blog logo.

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Adam on February 20th, 2014 at 1:28 pm

I wish “Here Come The Muppets” wasn’t so short lived. I’ve seen many home videos on it, but I wish I had seen it in person. From what I’ve seen, it was a wonderful show for any Muppet fan. Also, it showcased a Muppet “Living Character Initiative” before Mickey started moving his mouth and eyes. I say, for a limited time, we should bring this back. Who’s with me? :)


Fred from CA on February 20th, 2014 at 2:13 pm

I love the Muppets and I’m really looking forward to Muppets Most Wanted. :)


Jennifer Fickley-Baker on February 21st, 2014 at 11:31 am

The film looks like a lot of fun, Fred!


George on February 23rd, 2014 at 1:38 pm

I’ve heard rumours that Muppet 3D is being closed or relocated to make room for a larger star wars area . Is that true ? I can’t imagine the park without the Muppets!