VIDEO - 'The Muppets Present... Great Moments in American History' debuts at the Magic Kingdom

Oct 02, 2016 in "The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History"

'The Muppets Present Great Moments in American History' show
Posted: Sunday October 2, 2016 10:00am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Magic Kingdom debuted a new live show this morning in Liberty Square, featuring everyone's favorite Muppets.

Taking place in the windows above the Hall of Presidents and Heritage House, "The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History" brings the Muppets to life right before you unlike anything else at Walt Disney World.

Hosted by James “J.J.” Jefferson, town crier of Liberty Square, and Sam Eagle, the new show takes place several times daily, just outside The Hall of Presidents. Also appearing is Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and The Great Gonzo.

Throughout the day, J.J. and the Muppets share their own unique take on the founding fathers as they recount the tale of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, complete with an original song and plenty of humor. At other times, you can catch the Muppets’ version of the midnight ride of Paul Revere.

The show runs for around 10 minutes, and there is great viewing from anywhere around Hall of Presidents. There is no need to camp out for this one.

Here is a video from the very first performance of "The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History" - the signing of the Declaration of Independence

Check times guide for showtimes, but for the first week shows are at 9:30am, 10:15am, 11:55am, 1:25pm, 4:40pm

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RSoxNo1Sep 21, 2019

What is the last date for this and the other entertainment cuts?

FigmentJediSep 20, 2019

Sony owns their distribution rights in perpetuity. Like how Fox owned the original Star Wars.

Tom P.Sep 20, 2019

Why are Muppets Take Manhattan and Muppets from Space excluded? Are there rights issues surrounding those?

Donaldfan1934Sep 20, 2019

I’ll never understand why they removed as much theming as they did. Sure, I get why they took down the hot air ballon or painted parts of the building that might be visible inside of Galaxy’s Edge, but why did they bother removing so much theming from areas that had no bearing on it? While I do believe at least part of the reason Galaxy’s Edge did not take over that section of the park was with the intention of preserving MuppetVision 3D specifically, a lot of the changes seem to make it easier to change out if they so choose.

MovieloverSep 20, 2019

It was never known as "Muppet Courtyard" until after Streets of America was demolished. Up until then it was always just another part of the New York City Backlot similar to how it is now apart of Grand Avenue.

Aries1975Sep 20, 2019

Or Crazy Harry blows up everything... When I introduced my kids to original Muppet Show, my son, then 3 or 4, really did not like it. Not a lack of interest, did not want to watch. I later figured out that he found Crazy Harry scary. The last attempt at the Muppets did get better as the season went on. Even though it was more of an adult theme, I really liked the episode where Miss Piggy is tasked with buying a birthday gift for Kermit's current girlfriend. 😈

jumpinjamieSep 19, 2019

When Disney Plus premieres, rumor has it every (theatrical) Muppet movie except Muppets Take Manhattan and Muppets From Space will be on it, along with the ABC series, Muppet Moments shorts (interacting with kids), and the new Muppets Now shorts as well the current Muppet Babies series. It's really too bad they're not giving us Seasons 4 and 5 of the Muppet Show after buying the first 3 seasons so many years ago, but the reality is if audiences thought the ABC series was too "adult and mean spirited" they haven't seen the "classic Muppet Show" episodes where Kermit and company make fat jokes about Piggy for an entire show or where Gonzo is attracted to Big Bird (a juvenile boy bird).

wdwtoptenSep 18, 2019

Well, it is official. This is Austin Powers' least favorite website.

Brer PantherSep 18, 2019

D'oh, forgot about the censor. I've changed it to "Norville Rogers".

TuvaluSep 18, 2019

British (inappropriate) slang term.

JohnDSep 18, 2019

Seriously shag is censored? s-h-a-g?

Brer PantherSep 18, 2019

I like Matt's Kermit! He's not as good as Steve, but I think Matt's been doing a good job as Kermit thus far. Sounds like a deeper, more nasally version of Steve to me. Plus, it's not like the Muppets is the only franchise that's ever had a character "sounding wrong". For example, Matthew Lillard in my opinion does a pretty lousy Norville Rogers from Scooby-Doo. Doesn't sound anything like Norville.

KikoKeaSep 18, 2019

We've always enjoyed the Muppet's humor and how the characters interact- much of it is aimed at adults. The historic moments was a nice, fun Liberty Square show in an area that we used to hurry through. We'd stop for the Muppets, though, and loved their crazy way of explaining history. Maybe it doesn't bring in $$. A shame, really. The Muppets could be one of their more popular and successful IPs, IMHO.

Cmdr_CrimsonSep 18, 2019

You still have these guys In 2 parks in the state...