“It’s time to play the music! It’s time to light the lights! It’s time to meet the Muppets on the Muppet Show tonight!” The Muppets have found a home at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Just next to Star Tours and New York Street, the Muppets have invented Muppet Vision 3D and are ready to demonstrate it to their audience. In front of the attraction is the Muppet fountain, which should not be overlooked. Just like around Muppet Vision 3D, the fountain includes some fun details showing off the Muppets’ personalities. Entering into their warehouse, characters like Gonzo, Rizzo, Scooter, and Sam Eagle all welcome you with a preshow. Keep an eye out all around for the enormous amounts of visual gags covering the theater involving the Muppets’ sense of humor. After you take a seat inside, Kermit introduces you to Muppet Vision 3D with the help of Dr. Benson Honeydew and Beaker. The Swedish Chef works the projector while Miss Piggy preforms a heart stopping musical number. Sam Eagle also joins to give a patriotic finale and Sweetums comes up close to the audience to demonstrate the use of Muppet Vision.
This attraction is considered a classic, designed by Jim Henson who passed away while the attraction was in postproduction. Jim’s closest friend and puppeteer, Frank Oz, took over the production and saw it to completion. The whole show works simultaneously with audio-animatronics, performers, and video effects to create a unique attraction. To get the best seat, aim for the middle, closer to the front, which allows views of every part of the theater. Try to catch floating bubbles, see your favorite characters, and avoid getting blasted by a cannon.
Its time to play the music and light the lights at home by putting on a puppet show. Get creative and tell a story. Plan ahead what the story is, then put together a script while getting together your props. Invite friends and family to see your production. Put on the best show you can come up with and most importantly… Have Fun!
The Muppets are friendly monster/puppets who “live” in the human world. Today, make a pop up puppet by following this tutorial at Disney Family Fun.
You will need:
Tights without heels
12-inch length of 1/2 inch dowel
1 1/2 inch diameter woodem doll head or bead with 1/2 inch hole
1 liter plastic soda bottle
Black and tan felt
Pop Up Puppet template
Click here to view complete assembly instructions.
SCHOOL SUBJECT: Arts & Crafts
SKILL LEVEL: Elementary
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