Even though the Disney theme parks are either temporarily closed or at limited capacity, that won’t stop the Muppets.
At Walt Disney World, above Liberty Square – where the Muppets previously staged their “Great Moments in American History” live show – the Muppets are back to show off some pantomime shenanigans for the reduced-attendance theme park attendees.
According to BlogMickey.com, there have been appearances by Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, some chickens, and Sam the Eagle. They’ve been popping up in windows to perform some silent physical comedy and to pose for (very distant) selfies.
As exciting as this is, it’s very strange to see the Muppets completely detached from their current performers. Their previous live shows have at least included the voices of Matt Vogel, Eric Jacobson, and Dave Goelz, but now we’re left wondering if the theme park division at Disney has gone rogue. On the flip side, it’s satisfying to see that the theme park performers now have a bit more freedom to actually interact with the guests, including reactions to what’s happening on the street below and posing for photos. That’s very in-line with the Disney theme parks’ strategy, much like any of the walkaround characters like Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck.
You can see a couple videos, and even more photos below!
Many thanks to WDWNT.com, BlogDisney.com, @ResortTV1, and @TheRonenverse for the photos and videos!
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by Joe Hennes – Joe@ToughPigs.com