PHOTOS: Kermit the Frog Hot Air Balloon Removed from Disney’s Hollywood Studios

PHOTOS: Kermit the Frog Hot Air Balloon Removed from Disney's Hollywood Studios
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As we warned you last month, the Kermit the Frog hot air balloon that stood above MuppetVision 3-D at Disney’s Hollywood Studios was slated to be removed. Well, that has been removed as of today:

The balloon was removed as it would have been visible from the Star Wars themed land in the park, expected to open in 2019.

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Cost Cutting Monkey
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Cost Cutting Monkey

Latest cutbacks at disney, Bob Chapecks hot air for the muppets balloon

Alan
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Alan

You’ll cope. Plus Muppets don’t have anything worth promoting much for Disney, so..makes sense in their eyes to cut it.

Ben
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Ben

I am still confused as to why they couldn’t move the balloon to one of the lower roofs right next to its former location?

Alan
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Alan

Cuz that costs money.

Ryan
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Ryan

Why would they not just wait until closer to the opening of Star Wars land? The park is in rough enough shape as it is. Why add to that with years to go before this would have even been a problem?

Nothere
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Nothere

Complain now vs complain later?

Mike
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Mike

Does seem a little weird they’re worried now about the nightlines of a land that won’t open until 2019…

Betty
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Betty

File this in the (who cares) folder.

WDWNT the Secretary
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WDWNT the Secretary

Filed

Yolanda
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Yolanda

LOL

Mike Pinault
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Mike Pinault

The disneyland’s Star Wars land is going quick so this will be the first opening in late 2018.

Goofy213
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Goofy213

Right now they have enough clearance to get a crane close enough to get the balloon down. Once scenery and structures are in place there probably won’t be enough room. I’m sad to see the balloon go, but on the other hand I’m glad to see things starting to be done.

Ron
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Ron

I’m surprised they didn’t have the Storm Troopers come out and shoot it down. “Star Wars Storm Trooper vs Kermit spectacular parade” $59.00, free ice cream not included.

The Jungle Cooz
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The Jungle Cooz

The balloon is actually being turned into a drone that will deliver Pizzerizzos all over property

Scott
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Scott

If they took down the balloon, why didn’t they take Gonzo off of the clock as the balloon was the set up for that joke?