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‘The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History’ Debuts October 2 at Magic Kingdom Park

Shawn Slater

by , Senior Communications Manager, Disney Live Entertainment

Great news for all you Muppets fans out there! Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and The Great Gonzo arrive at Magic Kingdom Park on October 2 for the opening of their all-new, live show “The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History.” Hosted by James “J.J.” Jefferson, town crier of Liberty Square, and Sam Eagle, the fiercely patriotic American eagle who is forever trying to set a high moral standard for the Muppets, this wacky new show is set to take place several times daily, just outside The Hall of Presidents.

Throughout the day, J.J. and the Muppets share their own unique take on the founding fathers as they recount the tale of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, complete with an original song and plenty of humor. At other times, you may catch the Muppets’ version of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, presented in hysterical fashion as only they can.

If you like some hijinks with your history, be sure to check out “The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History” this fall at Walt Disney World Resort!


  • I absolutely can’t wait to see this!! The Muppets are near and dear to my heart, and I so enjoy their special brand of humor. Where to I go to beg that the Muppet Mobile Labs is still running in Epcot when I’m there at the end of November??? Please tell me it will be! 🙂

  • How long will the show last? I am a huge Muppet fan, and I will be in the park in 2 weeks. Does anyone know if the show will still be there?

  • So where exactly is this going to take over at? Is it a live action show or inside somewhere?

    • Kimberely – This is a live show that will be performed on the streets of Liberty Square, just outside the Hall of Presidents and Heritage House.

  • Guy Cordray–
    I can certainty see where you are coming from. (I enjoyed the new ABC series too) You are correct that there are many people out there who are just fans of nostalgia, and I have been just as frustrated as you are when it come to that fact. But I think that there are still people out there who are interesting in seeing the Muppets do new things. Besides, the Muppets can’t just quit.

  • I cannot wait to see both versions of the Muppet show in Liberty Square. The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere made me laugh out loud thinking how the muppets might interpret that one.

  • I love the Muppets and I can’t wait to see it in November 2016!

  • Even though I’m an Aussie, I think this will be great to see. Especially as I’ve always loved the wacky Muppets.

  • Does this mean that there will be collectables featuring Sam the Eagle? He is my favorite Muppet and I am proud he is being given the light of day.

  • Is it only going to be in the fall or will it be a permanent thing?

    • Glen – This is planned to be an ongoing part of the regular entertainment offerings at Magic Kingdom Park.

  • This is great! Now I just need the Pizzerizzo opening date and my Holiday trip plans can start falling into place.

  • Nobody cares about the Muppets anymore. They had a fantastic new show on ABC recently, and nobody watched it because it wasn’t EXACTLY like the 1976 show. This won’t be either, so nobody will care.

    Muppet fans don’t exist. Every single one is just a Nostalgia fan.

  • I love the Muppets! Sounds like fun. Would be awesome if there were a live Muppet show in California.

  • I’m very excited about this. I’m a big American history buff and even bigger Muppets fan!

  • Wakka wakka wakka! I am so excited to see this in November!

  • Who wrote the original song used for the new show?

    • Grant – The song, entitled “Great Moments in History,” was written by Valerie Vigoda and Brendan Milburn, who have also composed the new songs heard in “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire” on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage.

  • The show now shows up on the MK schedule, but for now, just the first week. The listed times are:

    Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:15a, 10:15a, 11:55a, 1:25p, 3:45p, 4:35p

    Monday, Wednesday, Saturday: 9:30a, 10:35a, 11:40a, 1:25p, 3:45p, 4:40p

  • Will there be showtimes released for this or just ‘Shows every X minutes’?

    • Adam – Show times will vary, but should be available on the day of your visit in the park’s printed Times Guide or on the My Disney Experience app.

  • I would like this logo on every single possible item of merchandise.

  • Will this show be interactive (like Turtle Talk with Crush)?

  • Can’t wait to see this! I see Sam Eagle shenanigans on the horizon! I may openly weep if Gonzo makes an appearance.

  • I’m so excited about this! I hope it’s still running when I visit the park in April…

  • Bummer we just missed it! 🙁

  • Love it. Heading out there Oct. 20th. I love the Muppets. Glad to see this new show will be added.

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