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
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.
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...