Almost exactly three years ago, The Muppets made their big debut at Liberty Square in the Magic Kingdom.
To prepare for the show, the Heritage House had received a rather lengthy facade refurbishment, and special Muppets characters, which were created in a special collaboration between the Muppet Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering, were set to appear high above guests in the second-story windows of Liberty Square.
Hosted by James “J.J.” Jefferson, town crier of Liberty Square, and Sam Eagle, the fiercely patriotic American eagle, the wacky new show took place several times daily, just outside The Hall of Presidents, and quickly became a fan favorite.
“The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History” was unique take on the founding fathers as the Muppets hilariously recounted the tale of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, complete with an original song (“Great moments in history… but just the American parts!”) and plenty of humor. A second, alternating version of the show captured The Muppets’ version of the midnight ride of Paul Revere.
Today, a crowd of fans gathered for the last-ever performance of “The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History” after the show was canceled in a string of Entertainment budget cuts. We were there to capture these final moments of patriotism in support of The Muppets, and have brought you videos of both the final Ride of Paul Revere and the Declaration of Independence performances. You can check out both performances below:
In response to these recent Entertainment cuts, we, the people of WDWNT, have only this to say: We are angry! We are irate! We are revolting!