Rare Melvin the Moose Puppet from Short-Lived Fort Wilderness Resort Character Breakfast For Sale!

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So, this is one of those occasions where we are publicizing one of our sponsors, Theme Park Connection, but it’s also a case where we have something truly amazing to share with you…



For whatever reason, in 1986, Melvin the Moose from the Country Bear Jamboree was chosen as a host for a character breakfast at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. The show and breakfast was staged at the home of the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, Pioneer Hall, to make use of the space in the early morning hours. The puppet was used up on the stage for various vignettes while guests dined and met Chip and Dale. This breakfast and show ran under various names until it was discontinued in 1991.


The puppet had not been seen since that time, until it surfaced at Theme Park Connection (where many old, retired Walt Disney World props do) last week. The coolest part is that the puppet is up for bid right now on eBay, with the auction ending on Saturday evening. That’s right, Melvin the Moose can hang on your wall. Pretty neat, huh?

About the author

Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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