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Mitchell Botwin

Muppets at Epcot

Published: September 2, 2007 at 4:18 PM

There is a new feature available at Epcot. The Muppets have arrived. We were greeted by Professor Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker traveling around the park talking with guests and testing out new Muppet Labs technology. This involved smoke, water, bubbles, sirens and anything else they could fit in the mobile Muppet lab. I forgot to bring my camera, so no pictures. The mobile lab would roll out from imagination and roll to the open area near the bathrooms opposite The Land. The 2 lab assistants keep people back and bring the microphone to guests so they can interact with the Doctor and Beaker. The Doctor would also pick people out of the crowd to interact with.

The base of the lab is a Segway so it gives it an uneven movement which goes great with the lab. There is no visible controller which adds to the fun. The show ran for about 15 minutes so it didn't feel rushed.

I hope Disney will make this a permanent part of Epcot.

Replies (6)

Erik Yates

Published: September 2, 2007 at 7:03 PM

This is only temporary, and they will be gone Tuesday. Their next stop is Hong Kong......from what I hear.
Jack Williams

Published: September 2, 2007 at 9:06 PM

Could this mean that Muppet Vision 3D is leaving Disney MGM? Maybe it will be replaced by an Incredibles 3D show, or some other attraction.
Susan Pfeil

Published: September 3, 2007 at 5:40 AM

From what I understand from a very reliable source the Muppets are not leaving Disney MGM Studios. It still receives high ratings as an attraction.
JEANY SANCHEZ

Published: September 3, 2007 at 8:30 AM

I love the muppets at Epcot. Maybe I would like to see the Incredibles on 3D In Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Anthony Murphy
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Published: September 3, 2007 at 10:11 PM

Maybe a new Imagination attraction???
Chris Wilkes

Published: September 4, 2007 at 11:42 AM

Yeah, the Living Character Initiave is part of what is going to get Disney through losing Harry Potter and the KUKA ride technology...
Word is that they are developing alien and droid characters in this vein for the areas surrounding the (hopefully, soon to be updated) Star Tours attraction.

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