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The Muppets Are Coming to Walt Disney World Resort This Fall in an All-New Show

Shawn Slater

by , Senior Communications Manager, Disney Parks Live Entertainment

Beginning this fall, the Muppets will be visiting Magic Kingdom Park, where they’ll take part in an all-new live show, “The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History.”

Sam Eagle, the fiercely patriotic American eagle who is forever trying to set a high moral standard for the Muppets, will join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo and James Jefferson, town crier of Liberty Square, as they gather outside The Hall of Presidents to present historical tales in hysterical fashion as only they can. From the midnight ride of Paul Revere to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Muppets appear throughout the day to share with Guests, their own unique take on the founding fathers and the birth of the United States of America.

Featuring an original song and plenty of wacky Muppets humor, “The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History” will make its debut in October 2016.

Comments

  • I adore the Muppets! This is a crazy question, but any chance this project might get finished early? As in September? We’re just going to miss the opening.

    • Stacy – I’m sorry to hear that. The team is working hard toward an opening, but it won’t be able to happen until October.

  • That is so fun! Will it be live puppetry? Has Disney done that before? (I’m new to Disney history!)

    • Jamie – What is this “puppetry” you speak of? The Muppets will be appearing live and in person… or bear, pig, frog and whatever. 😉

  • As a history buff and a Muppets fan, I am absolutely ecstatic about this news.

    • Kelly – Me, too!

  • I am so completely 100% THERE!!! We already had a trip planned in October; I can’t wait!

  • Is this going to be there all the time , or is it just in October?

    • Terry – This will be a new, regular addition to the entertainment lineup at Magic Kingdom Park.

  • Does this show have “socially redeeming value?” If this is successful, perhaps Epcot can get a Muppet salute to all nations, but mostly America.

  • A Salute to all nations but mostly America

    • 😉

  • Why

    • Why not? 🙂

  • I was wondering if non-Americans would enjoy this? I have never been in the Hall of Presidents

    • Janet – It’s a great, classic attraction. I recommend it! This new show with the Muppets will take place just outside The Hall of Presidents.

  • Our trip ends on October 1st! Nooooo! Any chance the first show will be the morning of the 1st so we can see it?

  • My oldest son he absolutely adores presidents!!!!! He has every single president memorize was five years old and I bet nobody could win against him. When we brought him to Disney World when he was in kindergarten He was so excited the very first thing he had to go see with the hall of presidents ?. I am positive that the next trip we take to Disney World our very first stop will have to be the hall of presidents again With this new addition .

    • Holly – That’s so great. And who knows… maybe your son will be the President himself someday!

  • This sounds fantastic! Can’t wait to see it!

  • We are there until 5th…crossing our fingers we might get to see this, sounds awesome!

  • I can honestly say hearing this is the most exciting announcement from WDW in a long time!!! I LOVE the Muppets!!! Can’t wait!!!!

  • YAY! I’m so excited! I absolutely LOVE the Muppets. Very sad that their show on ABC was cancelled, and so happy to hear the Disney Parks investing in them!

    *** Imagine me flailing my arms like Kermit saying “Yayyyy!” ***

  • I am so excited. My family will be visiting Walt Disney World this October and will definitely watch the show if it is running my during our vacation. Disney execs: more Muppets in the parks, please.

  • If this was at the Studios (which wants to build up its Muppets area with the new retheming), I’d be doing handsprings.
    But at Liberty Square, it’s a bit out of place. There’s not much in LS except for the Hall, some shops and the Riverboat, and it needs the immersive theming for new guests to get the idea.
    Not to mention, the temptation to make Sam the Eagle’s jokes about HoP’s image being for patriotic squares would trivialize LS’s and the Hall’s unfair reputation as “Bicentennial kitsch” further, and us loyal Hall fans are already a little oversensitive about that.

  • Finally live Muppets In the parks on a daily basis. This is the most exciting immersive use of the acquisition ever. I will be there to see the first performance! Thank you!

  • Would there be a meet and greet type opportunity, i.e. take pictures with the muppets? So excited about this addition!

  • This is fantastic! Any chance this will be a FP+ attraction? My booking day is coming up. 🙂

  • The Muppets are awesome. A show is a great idea, and I know next time I go I’ll see it.

  • This is fantastic news! Any chance this will be a FP+ attraction? My booking window is coming up soon. 🙂

    • Melissa – This show will be performed outdoors along the main pathway through Liberty Square, so you won’t need to arrange for Fastpass+. Just show up and enjoy!

  • yay! More Muppets!!

  • Very cool. I love the Muppets.

    But what about Disneyland Resort? Will there be any Muppet shows coming to California? Please say that a similar show will be coming to Disneyland Resort! The Muppets deserve to be represented in the California parks too you know!

  • Yay! My husband and I love the Muppets and were so sorry to see the new TV show cancelled, as we really enjoyed it. This is awesome news! We look forward to seeing them on our next WDW trip in December!!

  • Looking forward to seeing it.

  • I am a huge Muppets fan,
    any chance this will happen first week in Oct!! I hoping so because that is when my trip is, keeping my fingers crossed!

  • Is there an exact opening date yet? My family & I are going in October & I’m hoping we won’t miss it.

  • Any chance this would open the door to a meet n greet or photo op with the muppets?

  • Sounds like fun. I’m curious on how this is going to affect traffic flow in the area. Will the Muppets acknowledge the “yellow river” flowing thru the square?

  • Any idea if it’ll last through the end of the year?

    • Ana – Yes, this is an addition to the regular, year-round lineup of entertainment at Magic Kingdom Park.

  • This sounds like a great show! There’s no one more appropriate for Liberty Square than the most patriotic American there is — Sam Eagle! Will this take place at regular times throughout the day (like every hour), or will there be only a couple of performances each day?

  • Love having more Muppets in the parks. I can’t be more excited to see this show.

  • I was just there, so I’ll miss the opening, but that’s a great incentive to go back soon!! Nice to have the loveable Muppets mixing humor with American history. Another awesome idea, Disney Imagineering!!

  • This is a Great thing Disney is doing…and here’s why: When they discontinued the “Fife & Drum Corps” show at Epcot it was a sad day for sure. All the children who saw it (and were a part of it) got a very nice education on the history of the birth of this Nation. At the end of the show the children would receive their own personal copy of The Declaration of Independence. This was a very Good thing because our children were learning something extremely important, in a time when the schools aren’t doing such a great job of teaching them about American History.
    So I’m very happy to see this coming to the MK.

  • Any word on an opening date? Will be there in early October. Thanks!

  • is there any chance meeting Muppets in Tokyo Disneyland ? if yes, what will be the period?
    thanks….

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