Muppets Take Over Disney World


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The Muppets’ presence is starting to grow at Walt Disney World. With the promise of a new experience at the Magic Kingdom and a new restaurant at Hollywood Studios, fans of the world famous characters should have a lot to look forward to this fall.

Magic Kingdom

The Muppets, featuring Sam Eagle, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo and James Jefferson will come together in an original live show.

Situated right outside of The Hall of Presidents, the Muppets will talk to the audience about famous moments in history like the midnight ride of Paul Revere, the signing of the Declaration of Independence and more, according to Walt Disney World’s blog. There will be an original song and the madcap humor that has made the Muppets such loveable characters for many years.

“The Muppets Present … Great Moments in American History” will have an opening date of October of this year, with the rumor mill churning out it could be as early as Oct. 2.

Hollywood Studios


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With all of the changes taking place in Hollywood Studios with the addition of Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land and the removal of the more “traditional Hollywood” sections of the park, it seemed like the former Pizza Planet restaurant was just hanging out on it’s own. It would not have been situated in the new Toy Story area, so it seemed like this theme had to go by the wayside.

Since MuppetVision 3D was right next to this restaurant, Disney decided to rename this area Muppet Courtyard and give the restaurant a new theme that would tie in with the newly dubbed area.

This is how PizzeRizzo was born.

At the helm of the restaurant will be the street wise rat, Rizzo who will offer guests a place to grab pizza and beverage while in a relaxed atmosphere that features a “cheesy” banquet room and a special booth just for his celebrity friends, according to Disney’s blog.

The word on the street is that the exterior of PizzeRizzo is making great progress and it looks like it will be ready for its fall debut.

Are you a Muppet fan and are looking forward to these new additions at Walt Disney World? Leave your comment below.






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