Best At­trac­tion: The Mup­pets Present...


WDW Magazine - - Contents - BY LYNN SVENSON

If you’re in Magic King­dom and find­ing your­self to be in a par­tic­u­larly pa­tri­otic mood—only to learn that the Hall of Pres­i­dents is cur­rently closed (they are adding the an­i­ma­tronic of our new pres­i­dent and set to re­open at the end of June)—then, you are in the right place for a fun new show fea­tur­ing the Mup­pets!

The Mup­pets Present...great Mo­ments in Amer­i­can His­tory is a live show in Lib­erty Square that mostly takes place in the sec­ond-story win­dows of the Hall of Pres­i­dents and the Her­itage House, which is ad­ja­cent to the Hall of Pres­i­dents. Ev­ery­one has a great view, since you watch the en­tire show look­ing up at the win­dows!

Queue/pre-show Ex­pe­ri­ence

There is no Fast­pass+ for this ex­pe­ri­ence, as it is sim­ply the “walk-up and en­joy” kind of en­ter­tain­ment. The live show plays sev­eral times a day, so be sure to check the cur­rent Times Guide, or the My Dis­ney Ex­pe­ri­ence App to find the show times dur­ing your visit.

At­trac­tion Ex­pe­ri­ence

There are ac­tu­ally two dif­fer­ent shows to be en­joyed; there is the “Dec­la­ra­tion of In­de­pen­dence” sketch, and the “Mid­night Ride of Paul Re­vere” sketch. Each show is ap­prox­i­mately 7-11 min­utes long and fea­tures Sam Ea­gle, Ker­mit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and Fozzie (and some chick­ens!). In the Dec­la­ra­tion of In­de­pen­dence ver­sion, the town crier, James “J.J.” Jef­fer­son, also plays host to the show.

The Mup­pets hi­lar­i­ously nar­rate and reenact the events that un­folded dur­ing these two sig­nif­i­cant times in Amer­i­can his­tory. Sam Ea­gle’s in­tense pa­tri­o­tism pro­vides many jokes

that hope­fully all will find funny (“Greet­ings my fel­low Amer­i­cans… and OTH­ERS”).

The Mup­pets are ac­tual pup­pets be­ing pup­peteered by Cast Mem­bers along­side a pre­re­corded track.

Who will love it?

Both Amer­i­cans and OTH­ERS (sorry, I couldn’t help it!) will find the slap­stick comedic style of the Mup­pets to be en­ter­tain­ing. All kids love pup­pets, though the lit­tlest ones may not un­der­stand the sub­ject mat­ter, the pup­pets are still silly to watch. With many showings through­out the day, this is a fun en­ter­tain­ment op­tion to catch as you’re mak­ing your way through Lib­erty Square.

Fi­nal Tips

No tips here re­ally, other than to con­sider the fact that you’ll be stand­ing and look­ing up for 7-11 min­utes, so con­sider find­ing a nice view­ing spot with shade if you are watch­ing in the mid­dle of the day. Try catch­ing the show more than once to be able to see both ver­sions.

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