Joined: May 27, 2007 Posts: 299 Location: Connecticut, USA
Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:11 am Post subject: Muppets in Liberty Square?
Anyone catch this announcement? Found on Mouseplanet.
"The Muppets Presentâ€¦ Great Moments in American History" opens in October, and will star Sam Eagle, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and The Great Gonzo. Another character, James Jefferson, is the human host of the show. According to the casting call for the role, "JJ is a Revolutionary history buff who delights in sharing his knowledge of the Colonial era and Liberty Square with anyone who will listen, and he has teamed up with his good friends Sam Eagle, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and others to share some great moments in American history!"
This new show takes place outside the Hall of Presidents in Liberty Square, and is said to be an addition to the "regular, year-round lineup," rather than a limited-time offering. The show almost certainly requires some sort of permanent stage or set for the Muppets, so we'll keep an eye out for new construction in the area.
Hmm, I find this interesting but I am not sure why. I like the Muppets and I like American history but for some reason finding the Muppets in Liberty Square seems out-of-place. Still I suppose I should wait to see how they do it before passing judgement.
I got to see the show a few weeks ago, and it was great! It did not distract from the area, and it actually serves as a good draw to the area. Since many folks skip right past Hall of Presidents, maybe this will help increase its attendance as well.
Thanks for the post about this! It wasn't running when we were there a couple of months ago and I was curious about it as well.
I agree that this should help draw people to the area and hopefully increase attendance to the Hall of Presidents. _________________ When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.
Joined: Mar 27, 2006 Posts: 152 Location: Atlanta, GA
Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:27 am Post subject:
I haven't seen it myself, but I had a friend who took a video, and it seemed like it was a good fit. They told the actual history, and it's a temporary show so it's not like the muppets live in Liberty Square, they just happened to be there for a moment. _________________ Doing the impossible is pretty fun - Walt Disney
Joined: May 21, 2013 Posts: 527 Location: Tennessee
Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:23 pm Post subject:
Bumping this conversation:
We went to WDW in October (Hurricane Matthew - that was a hoot), and we got to see the show. My family really enjoyed it. While it may not fit in the historical aesthetic of the land, it's not intrusive either - in other words, when the show's going, it's the only thing you're really looking at, and when the show's over, the land is unchanged. I don't think it takes anything away.
Then, you have the Muppets ... and it's a live show, so they're right there. The humor was sharp (Sam Eagle, c'mon, you know it's going to be good!), and it did draw a crowd ... a rather BIG crowd.
I got to see one of the two shows when I was there last month.
As a big Muppet fan I thought it was great. It hits the historical notes it needs to so it fits in Liberty Square, and has enough "Muppet Mayhem" to be a blast. It's in and out, doesn't over do it or overstay it's welcome. It is really a lot of fun.
And when I was watching it, it occurred to me that this was the first time I was seeing real "live" Muppets and the infectious silliness was fantastic.
I loved it.
10/10 would watch again. _________________ Toadi Acceleratio Semper Absurda
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