Thursday, July 28, 2016

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

Shawn Slater, just released some info on the Disney Parks Blog, about the new Muppet show coming to Walt Disney World:

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.
Based on the promotional photo above and the fact that it will be a "live show"  everyday, it looks like Disney will be using their park versions of the puppets as well as cast members as puppeteers. 

Presumably the original Muppet performers are involved in pre-recording the audio and hopefully training the cast members on performing the characters as well. 

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