Though construction has been ramping up at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot could be on the cusp of a new renaissance (at least in Future World), one park that has always had a reputation for consistency throughout the years is the Magic Kingdom.

However, even at this park, change seems to be in the air, as some interesting new additions have been confirmed and rumored to be coming in the very near future. In fact, one particularly interesting rumored addition could be adding characters to an area of this park that has previously been one of the only spots in this park that was completely devoid of characters...  

1. Rumor: A new interactive show featuring The Muppets is on its way to Liberty Square

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Though The Muppets have recently gotten their own land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (almost by accident), it looks like these fan favorite characters may also be coming to the Magic Kingdom in the near future as well. According to inside sources, a new show is being developed for this park that would allow The Muppets to interact directly with guests right in the heart of Liberty Square in a whole new way.

According to those familiar with the development of this new character-based experience, The Muppets will soon be taking up residence on the second floor of the Heritage House where they will (literally!) be able to hang out and converse with guests below. As you might expect considering the location, the main topic of conversation will be U.S. history, with these characters sharing facts and talking to guests, with likely some humor thrown in for good measure.

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Though we’re still waiting on an official announcement of this new show from Disney, guests who walk by the Heritage House can work happening on the second floor of this location, which does lend some credence to this rumor. It might seem a little weird to have characters in the middle of Liberty Square, but considering this area is often under-utilized when guests aren't standing around waiting for a parade, this could be a fun little diversion for guests, and perhaps provide an educational opportunity for Magic Kingdom visitors as well.

While The Muppets TV show may have been cancelled, and the most recent Muppets movie, The Muppets: Most Wanted performed poorly at the box office, it looks like these characters will be living on at Disney parks, which is great news for fans who previously worried about the future of Kermit, Miss Piggy, etc. 

Even though this new show has yet to be confirmed, there are some other changes that are actually already in effect at the Magic Kingdom...  



How about an update to the park that makes it less terrible to go to ? It used to be magical, now the rides are boring , lines are too long , little relief from the heat , and people are rude . Get on universal studio's level .

In reply to by Kristen (not verified)

Wow Kristen, glad I won't have to run into you there. You seem like such a charming person.

Passholder also and very happy to see the muppets in heritage house. I frequent the rocking chairs on the porch near by and Sam Eagle is one of my favorites.

Luv the muppets and funny history twist it great ! Luv the idea

As a person who was visiting for 7 days, I felt they were too complex and time consuming. My husband was doing the magic quest with my 5 year old and it took forever. I think their should be a easier verson for the smaller kids that want to play. I'm sure it took over and hour. They also started the pirate one and didn't finish. We did however like the P&F one in Epcot, I think it was easier and more fun because of the phone.

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