Sam Eagle Celebrates President’s Day in Disneyland

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Today is President’s Day, and who better to celebrate the holiday with than Sam Eagle from the Muppets? The Disney Parks social media team met up with Sam Eagle himself to ask the iconic Muppet if he had any plans for celebrating the holiday in Disneyland Resort, and just shared the comical conversation on Twitter!

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Beaker, Miss Piggy, The Great Gonzo, Kermit the Frog, Sam Eagle, Fozzie Bear, Walter, and Animal in ‘Muppets Most Wanted’. Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, and Tina Fey also co-starred. Credit:

Sam Eagle is a Muppet character from Muppet shows and movies like The Muppets Show (1976-1981) and Muppets Most Wanted (2014).

When asked by an anonymous Disney Cast Member about Disneyland Resort, Sam Eagle said that “it’s the most Patriotic Place on Earth” (deliberately confusing it with Disneyland’s status as the Happiest Place on Earth”).

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Disneyland Resort Cast Member Credit: Disney

The Muppet cited Disneyland locations like Main Street, U.S.A. as patriotic locations, describing the patriotic experience of “saluting as they raise the flag in the town square” as well as “floating along the Rivers of America”.

Rivers of America Artist's Rendering

An Artist’s Rendering of Rivers of America in Disneyland Credit: Disney Parks Blog

When asked about his favorite thing to do in Disneyland, Sam Eagle said that his favorite Disneyland activity was “setting [his] own personal record for consecutive viewings of Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln”. This is not a surprising choice, since he’s an American history buff!

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The Muppet characters The Great Gonzo and Pepe the King Prawn in ‘Muppets Haunted Mansion’ Credit: Disney

The Muppets continue to have a big following even after decades onscreen, with a new Halloween special on Disney+ as of last October (shown above), and it doesn’t look like that Muppet momentum is slowing down!

Did you watch Muppets Haunted Mansion when it premiered on Disney+ for Halloween, and is Sam Eagle your favorite Muppet or do you prefer Muppets like Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog?

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!

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