Florida Welcomes ‘Bluey’: Disney Fans’ Favorite Pup Comes to Life This Summer!

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Two animated dogs, one wearing a blue shirt, are sitting in the front seats of a red van with an open window. another small dog is in the back seat looking out.

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It’s been a long wait, but Bluey is finally making her way to the Sunshine State this summer, and fans can see her and all of the Heeler family at the Walt Disney Theater beginning in June.

Bluey watching a movie
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‘Bluey’ Takes Planet Earth By Storm

The Australian children’s series Bluey has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide since its debut in 2018.

Created by Australian animator Joe Brumm after he was introduced to the British animated series Peppa Pig and decided that Australian kids needed an Aussie animated family in their lives, the adorable animated series follows the daily adventures (and a few misadventures) of the Heeler Family–Bluey, her younger sister Bingo, and her parents, Chilli and Bandit–who live in the suburbs of Brisbane, Queensland.

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“Peppa Pig” (L) and “Bluey” (R)/Credit: Noggin/Disney/Ludo Studio

The series beautifully captures the essence of childhood play and imagination, and though it’s considered children’s programming, the series embraces an outside-the-box approach to teaching things like social skills, what it means to be part of a family, and how to cope with difficult situations.

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In its first three seasons, episodes of Bluey have touched on tough topics like premature birth, infertility, divorce, broken relationships, aging grandparents, and more, but the show’s delivery puts parents at ease and creates opportunities for parents to have open conversations about these topics.

bingo and bandit in the sign
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In each episode, Bluey and Bingo, along with their parents, embark on imaginative adventures in their everyday lives. From playing pretend games like “Doctor” or “Pirates” to navigating the ups and downs of sibling rivalry, each seven-minute episode of the series is chock full of humor and warmth that draws in not only young children but their parents and grandparents as well.

Bluey has even become a fan-favorite series among adults with grown children or no children at all.

bandit, bluey, bingo, and chilli at the dinner table
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The series has been so successful that the franchise is now worth more than $2 billion, according to Bloomberg, and in less than six years and over the course of just three seasons, Bluey has earned an Emmy and has amassed a massive fanbase that stretches around the globe.

Bluey and the Rest of the Heeler Family Are Headed to Florida!

Now, the $2 billion puppy and her family are heading to the Sunshine State.

As Bluey‘s fanbase continues to grow, more and more fans are asking when they can expect to see the blue heeler puppy and her family at the Walt Disney World Resort. Sadly, however, Disney doesn’t own the rights that will allow for the Heelers to be part of the Disney Parks experience–not yet, anyway.

Bluey and Bingo standing in front of a castle
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Disney does, however, own the broadcast rights to Bluey, which allows the adorable children’s series to be broadcast on Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and the Disney+ streaming platform.

Nonetheless, the Heeler Family is coming to Florida in June 2024, where they will debut at the Dr. Phillips Center For the Performing Arts in the city of Dr. Phillips, Florida, just 15 minutes from the Walt Disney World Resort.

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Credit: Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center

Bluey’s Big Play will debut on June 15, 2024, and run for two days, concluding on June 16, 2024, at the Walt Disney Theater inside the Performing Arts Center. Showtimes are at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. each day.

Per the Bluey’s Big Play announcement:

When Dad feels like a little bit of Sunday afternoon time out, Bluey and Bingo have other plans! Join them as they pull out all of the games and cleverness at their disposal to get Dad off that bean bag.

‘Bluey’s Big Play’ is a brand-new theatrical adaptation of the Emmy® Award-winning children’s television series, with an original story by ‘Bluey’ creator Joe Brumm, and new music by ‘Bluey’ composer, Joff Bush.

Join the Heelers in their first live theatre show made just for you, featuring brilliantly created puppets, this is Bluey as you’ve never seen it before, brought to real life. ‘Bluey’s Big Play’ is presented by BBC Studios and Andrew Kay in association with Windmill Theatre Co.

The exciting production is a great way for the whole family to experience the fun of the Heeler Family, and the elaborate, larger-than-life puppet show lasts approximately 50 minutes and has no intermission.

bluey's big play
Credit: BBC Studios

A VIP Package is available for the experience and includes premium seating, a post-show photo with Bluey, an exclusive souvenir keepsake, and a group photo with friends and family at the post-show event. Children who attend the VIP Meet & Greet will also receive a souvenir gift.

If you’re headed to the Walt Disney World Resort this summer and can’t imagine not seeing Bluey at the parks, be sure to catch Bluey’s Big Play during this very limited engagement while you’re in the Central Florida area.

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Tickets to Bluey’s Big Play can be purchased by clicking here.

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