Disney Cancels Muppets and Other Entertainment in New Round of Budget Cuts


The end of the fiscal year is approaching and Disney is already making some entertainment cuts.

Some of the “cuts” I think are just the end of limited run events like Mickey’s Surprise Celebration, but some are sad like Liberty’s Square “Muppet Presents Great Moments in American History.”

Here’s a list of what’s leaving:

Muppets Present Great Moments in American History

This show debuted in 2016 and has been pretty popular.  It is scheduled to end on October 5th and was confirmed by a cast member.



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all good things must come to an end – my heart is heavy today as we found out we’ll be saying goodbye to @themuppets & ‘great moments in history’ at the magic kingdom on october 5. this show has meant the world to so many of us, & i have nothing but the absolute best memories with my liberty square family. – to my management team & leadership who’ve been so supportive & are even now carrying me through this transition, THANK YOU. to every liberty square cast member who made our show feel so welcome & who participated like it was brand new every day, THANK YOU. to every single person who came to our show, wore a t-shirt, dressed up in costume, held up a muppet plush, took a photo with jj, said hello on social media, THANK YOU. – supporting your live entertainment is so important – go see your friends play at a bar, get to their set times at your theme park, give them shout-outs on social media, please. thank you to everyone who’s already reached out with your sentiments, i love hearing about how this show has impacted you. keep doing it! post all your photos and tell all your stories! – last showtimes are october 5th at 3:50p & 5:15p. come give jj a hug & revolt one more time with us! – 📷: @disney_blake // #themuppets #themuppetspresentgreatmomentsinamericanhistory #themuppetspresentgreatmomentsinhistory #greatmomentsinhistory #libertysquare #waltdisneyworld

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(Thanks to Lauren for sending that over)

The Royal Majesty Makers

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This is a group of actors that roam around Fantasyland. The troupe includes Sir Sterling, Bridget, his neice, Tobias the squire and Lady Llewellyn. I’m sad about this. Lady Llewellyn and Tobias visited my daughter when she was getting her Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique make-over and she loved them.

Reduced Showings of the Move it! Shake it! Parade. 

The parade will go from three shows a day to two shows per day

DJ’s Ready! Set! Party Time! Dance Party

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This wasn’t open very long!  Located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios by Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy.  The dance party is leaving, but the Racing Academy will still be there.

Super Shindig Dance Party

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This is part of the Incredibles area at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This another one that I thought was already a limited time event, but it’s being listed as one of the cuts.

Those are the ones we know about currently.  Like I said some are a surprise and some I think might have intentionally been limited runs. I am really sad about the Muppets one though.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Source: Theme Park Tourist,

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