PHOTOS - Muppets Fountain returns to Grand Avenue at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Dec 13, 2017 in "Jim Henson's MuppetVision 3-D"

Muppets fountain restored in Grand Avenue

The new look Muppets Fountain is back at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Grand Avenue.

The fountain has been out of service since the demolition of Streets of America due to much of the pump equipment being located in the construction area.

Miss Piggy is still the centerpiece of the fountain, but Fozzie and Gonzo are no longer there. Both of those characters were in movie making poses, where the redesigned Grand Avenue has moved away from the movie making studio feel to be more of a real place.

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Article Posted: Dec 13, 2017 / 9:36am EDT
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ppete1975May 05, 2019

You could use disneyworld and starwars as some of the spots. Land in the haunted mansion may e an extinct ride like 20k then end up right between luke and vader on bespin. Tie all the disney properties, with some nods. And maybe even have some of tbe characters be like.. who are these guys (4th wall) if you could use random scenes ala star tours where you could have maybe 100 random scenes, WOW

MickeyMouse10May 05, 2019

I'd love it if they brought back the Great Muppet Movie ride idea. It would finally give this section a 2nd attraction and it would be a great homage to my beloved Great Movie Ride. I miss you Wicked Witch, Bogart and even you weird Sigourney Weaver.

Kman101May 03, 2019

Quoting myself but they apparently have a shirt and some plush. That's about it and it's all on one shelf in the store. Sad.

V_L_RaptorApr 30, 2019

Which would be awesome right there at the chokepoint with the hordes of fen looking to storm Batuu not quite fifty yards away. That's a surprisingly narrow space to begin with.

999th Happy HauntApr 09, 2019

A show like this would work amazing in Grand Ave in the old Streets of America facades, the Muppets could heckle all the people waiting to get in to Galaxy’s Edge and do a Muppet-fied Star Wars show

BeckieTheGingerApr 09, 2019

I’ve been thinking something similar! I also think they should put in a movie-related show like Great Moments of History. I think it could go above Gonzo’s toilets. It would liven up the courtyard, and be a fun tie-in with the rest of the park, especially if they had Star Wars, Toy Story, and Indy focused shows... Or they could do Oscar winners or Kermit’s trying to talk about iconic scenes, and they turn Muppet-y

*Grand Admiral Thrawn*Apr 08, 2019

Sounds great!

Brer PantherApr 07, 2019

Just a bit of armchair imagineering here - for a while now, I've had this idea for a Muppets dark ride. It's sort of a cross between Peter Pan's Flight and Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, the plot being that you're part of a "Daredevil Academy" that Gonzo set up (behind Kermit's back, of course). In the queue, there's an animatronic Gonzo telling us that today, you'll be learning how to, I don't know, do a stunt involving a rocket or a jet pack or something that flies. You get in the ride vehicle and (of course) the stunt goes wrong and you're sent flying all over the Muppets Studio, with scenes like the Swedish Chef's kitchen, Muppet Labs, and maybe the ride could take you out of the studio and into other locations like a jungle (featuring different Muppet animals a la the Jungle Cruise) or outer space (specifically, the planet Koozbane). Eventually your vehicle finally slows down and as you head to the unload area you go by Kermit screaming at Gonzo for doing something so incredibly irresponsible and dangerous while Gonzo reassures Kermit that the NEXT class will go much better. The whole thing would be jam-packed with references to Muppet productions, cameos, and gags. One gag I thought of, for example, is that at one point during the ride Rizzo appears with a camera and takes your picture. And then, after you unload, you go by Rizzo again, who offers to sell you the photo for a large price. I'm still ironing out all the details, but what do you all think?

UpAllNightApr 07, 2019

Why on Earth didn’t Seaworld share development costs & add this to their new land? (On another note I’m off to Port Aventura in less than a month wahooo)

GlacierGlacierApr 07, 2019

The company you should be praising is Sally. They produced that attraction for PortAventura.

FigmentJediApr 07, 2019

So PortAventura just outdid every other screen-based shooter ride out there using some really nice animatronics of Sesame Street Muppets, that show just how nice a Muppet Show Muppet dark ride could look at Disney if they actually tried.

HMFMar 12, 2019

Tell that to Star Wars and Toy Story.

Jones14Mar 12, 2019

To be fair, they seem to only be remodeling/retheming things that are staying in some form. Why retheme the Star Tours soundstage it you’re just gonna knock it down in a couple of years?

SteamboatJoeMar 12, 2019

Whose to say they are done with the conversion? These changes sometimes takes Disney years to implement. No one IP should dominate or override the greater theme of a broader land or park. There is a Muppets show supposedly planned for Disney+ and Muppet Babies seems to be doing well. I don't think they are going anywhere. I would be interested to know how the Liberty Square show is going from a park ops point of view.