It's time to get things started with the Muppets in Liberty Square
October 10, 2016, 10:30 AM ·
Ready for an American history lesson on your next Walt Disney World visit? Maybe not, but what about a history taught by the Muppets?
The Muppets Present Great Moments in American History has opened in the Magic Kingdom's Liberty Square. It's a street show, with the Muppets appearing live out of the windows above the Hall of Presidents and the Heritage House store, so it's not anything you need to queue for in advance. Fastpasses aren't even available for it. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't stop by and take a look.
Starring Sam Eagle, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and The Great Gonzo, the performance runs two different shows: one about the ride of Paul Revere and another about the Declaration of Independence. And since these are the Muppets, chaos and silliness reign, despite the best efforts of Sam Eagle to keep the proceedings appropriately dignified and respectful. Here's the Declaration of Independence show:
I grew up adoring the irreverent history lessons taught by Mr. Peabody on the Rocky and Bullwinkle show, so I'm all in with Disney assigning the Muppets to bring some laughs to Liberty Square. It's a far better use of their humor than taking on the inner workings of the TV industry, as everyone saw when their recent ABC sitcom bombed.
If that's not enough good news for you, here's another update from Liberty Square — the spicy chicken waffle sandwiches have returned to Sleepy Hollow Refreshments. The sandwich that propelled this walk-up snack window to the top of our reader ratings for Disney quick-service restaurants disappeared from the menu last winter, inspiring only slightly less outrage than your average 2016 Presidential debate. But now they're back, and the combination of a spicy chicken waffle sandwich and an extended Muppet sketch sounds like one of the best low-key meal-and-a-show combinations anywhere. Sign me up.