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{{Infobox Disney ride
 
{{Infobox Disney ride
|name=Muppets Courtyard
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|name=Grand Avenue
 
|image=Muppet Courtyard DHS.jpg
 
|image=Muppet Courtyard DHS.jpg
 
|park=[[Disney's Hollywood Studios]]
 
|park=[[Disney's Hollywood Studios]]
 
|type=Themed Land
 
|type=Themed Land
 
|theme=''[[The Muppets]]''
 
|theme=''[[The Muppets]]''
|opened=[[April 3]], [[2016]]
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|opened=[[April 3]], [[2016]] (as Muppets Courtyard)<br>[[September 29]], [[2017]] (as Grand Avenue)<ref>{{cite news|title=BREAKING: Grand Avenue Now Open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios|url=https://blogmickey.com/2017/09/breaking-grand-avenue-now-open-disneys-hollywood-studios/}}</ref>
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|closed=
 
|predecessor=[[Streets of America]]
 
|predecessor=[[Streets of America]]
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|successor =
 
}}
 
}}
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'''Grand Avenue''' (previously known as '''Muppets Courtyard''') is a themed land at [[Disney's Hollywood Studios]]. The area was based on [[Jim Henson]]'s ''[[The Muppets]]'' as Muppets Courtyard.<ref>{{cite news|title=Mama Melrose’s and MuppetVision 3D to turn into new area Muppet’s Courtyard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios|url=http://www.insidethemagic.net/2016/03/mama-melroses-and-muppetvision-3d-to-turn-into-new-area-muppets-courtyard-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/}}</ref>
'''Muppets Courtyard''' is a themed land at [[Disney's Hollywood Studios]]. The area is based on [[Jim Henson]]'s ''[[The Muppets]]''.<ref>{{cite news|title=Mama Melrose’s and MuppetVision 3D to turn into new area Muppet’s Courtyard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios|url=http://www.insidethemagic.net/2016/03/mama-melroses-and-muppetvision-3d-to-turn-into-new-area-muppets-courtyard-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/}}</ref>
 
   
 
==Development==
 
==Development==
An earlier plan for Disney's Hollywood Studios was included this theme land known as '''Muppet Studios''', a miniland in the [[Streets of America]] area dedicated to the Muppets. Only Muppet*Vision 3D was completed before plans were put on-hold/cancelled after the death of Muppets creator, Jim Henson, in 1990. Was to feature another attraction, [[The Great Muppet Movie Ride]]<ref>{{cite web|last1=Korkis|first1=Jim|title=Walt Disney World Chronicles: The Muppet Studios|url=http://allears.net/ae/issue647.htm|website=allears.net|accessdate=4 April 2016}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|last1=Hill|first1=Jim|title=You will believe that a Pig can fly. (Frogs too!)|url=http://jimhillmedia.com/editor_in_chief1/b/jim_hill/archive/2004/02/19/90.aspx|website=jimhillmedia.com|accessdate=4 April 2016}}</ref>, and two restaurants: [[The Swedish Chef's Video Cooking School]] and [[The Great Gonzo's Pandemonium Pizza Parlor]].
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Early plans for Disney MGM Studios included a themed area known as the "Muppets Studios." In addition to ''[[Muppet*Vision 3D]]'', the proposed area was to feature another attraction, ''[[The Great Muppet Movie Ride]]'', and two restaurants: The Swedish Chef's Video Cooking School and [[The Great Gonzo's Pandemonium Pizza Parlor]]. However only ''Muppet*Vision 3D'' was completed before the plans were cancelled following the death of [[Jim Henson]] and the fallout of the sale of the Muppets to Disney. The area surrounding MuppetVision would be folded into the New York Street area, which would later be known as the Streets of America.
   
Instead, the area became a part of the park's former Streets of America area, that encompassed several attractions, including an urban street amalgamation of [[New York City]] and [[San Francisco]]. The area's namesake street facades were formerly the park's working [[Backlot|backlot set]], which was originally a component of the park's inaugural [[Studio Backlot Tour]], and opened to pedestrian park traffic in the mid-1990s; this area closed on April 2, 2016.<ref>{{cite web|last1=Smith|first1=Thomas|title=Experience Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show One More Time at Disney’s Hollywood Studios|url=http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/01/experience-lights-motors-action-extreme-stunt-show-one-more-time-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/|website=Disney Parks Blog|accessdate=15 January 2016|language=en-US}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.insidethemagic.net/2016/01/more-closures-planned-including-earffel-tower-for-disneys-hollywood-studios-due-to-star-wars-toy-story-construction/|title=More closures planned, including Earffel Tower, for Disney’s Hollywood Studios due to Star Wars, Toy Story construction|work=Inside the Magic}}</ref>
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The concept for a Muppet-themed nook within the park was re-explored in 2016 with the re-branding of the area around ''Muppet*Vision 3D'' as the "Muppets Courtyard", resulting from the majority of Streets of America being torn down for the [[Star Wars]] expansion. The area was added to park maps in the spring of [[2016]], with other updates (including the opening of [[PizzeRizzo]] and the addition of other Muppet-themed decor) arriving throughout the summer and fall of 2016.
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However, this wasn't to last as Muppets Courtyard was announced in 2017 to be folded into Grand Avenue, an area based on contemporary Los Angeles that will consist of reworked remaining portions of the Streets of America, with the Muppet Courtyard area taking the new name of "Grand Park".<ref>Disney.com [https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/08/more-details-on-grand-avenue-coming-soon-to-disneys-hollywood-studios/ "More Details on Grand Avenue, Coming Soon to Disney’s Hollywood Studios"] by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, August 17, 2017</ref>
   
 
==Attractions and entertainment==
 
==Attractions and entertainment==
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==Restaurants and refreshments ==
 
==Restaurants and refreshments ==
 
*Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano
 
*Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano
*[[PizzeRizzo]] (opens September 2016)
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*[[PizzeRizzo]]
   
 
==Shops==
 
==Shops==
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*Stage 1 Company Store
 
*Stage 1 Company Store
 
*The Writer's Stop
 
*The Writer's Stop
 
==Gallery==
 
<gallery>
 
MuppetsCourtyard.jpg
 
</gallery>
 
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
 
 
{{Disney's Hollywood Studios}}
 
{{Disney's Hollywood Studios}}
 
{{The Muppets}}
 
{{The Muppets}}

Revision as of 03:49, June 24, 2019

Grand Avenue (previously known as Muppets Courtyard) is a themed land at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The area was based on Jim Henson's The Muppets as Muppets Courtyard.[2]

Development

Early plans for Disney MGM Studios included a themed area known as the "Muppets Studios." In addition to Muppet*Vision 3D, the proposed area was to feature another attraction, The Great Muppet Movie Ride, and two restaurants: The Swedish Chef's Video Cooking School and The Great Gonzo's Pandemonium Pizza Parlor. However only Muppet*Vision 3D was completed before the plans were cancelled following the death of Jim Henson and the fallout of the sale of the Muppets to Disney. The area surrounding MuppetVision would be folded into the New York Street area, which would later be known as the Streets of America.

The concept for a Muppet-themed nook within the park was re-explored in 2016 with the re-branding of the area around Muppet*Vision 3D as the "Muppets Courtyard", resulting from the majority of Streets of America being torn down for the Star Wars expansion. The area was added to park maps in the spring of 2016, with other updates (including the opening of PizzeRizzo and the addition of other Muppet-themed decor) arriving throughout the summer and fall of 2016.

However, this wasn't to last as Muppets Courtyard was announced in 2017 to be folded into Grand Avenue, an area based on contemporary Los Angeles that will consist of reworked remaining portions of the Streets of America, with the Muppet Courtyard area taking the new name of "Grand Park".[3]

Attractions and entertainment

Restaurants and refreshments

Shops

  • It's A Wonderful Shop
  • Stage 1 Company Store
  • The Writer's Stop

References


v - e - d
Disney&#039;s Hollywood Studios logo 2019
Hollywood Boulevard
Citizens of HollywoodStar Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far AwayWonderful World of Animation
Echo Lake
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame PlazaFor the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along CelebrationIndiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!Jedi Training: Trials of the TempleStar Tours: The Adventures ContinueStar Wars: Path of the Jedi
Grand Avenue
Muppet*Vision 3D
Animation Courtyard
Star Wars Launch BayVoyage of the Little MermaidWalt Disney Presents
Sunset Boulevard
Beauty and the Beast Live on StageLightning McQueen's Racing AcademyRock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring AerosmithThe Twilight Zone Tower of TerrorFantasmic!
Toy Story Land
Alien Swirling SaucersSlinky Dog DashToy Story Midway Mania!
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's RunStar Wars: Rise of the Resistance (Opening on Dec. 2019)
Upcoming
Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway


v - e - d
The Muppets Logo
Media
Television shows: The Muppet ShowJim Henson's Muppet BabiesLittle Muppet MonstersMuppeTelevisionMuppets TonightThe MuppetsMuppet Babies

Television specials: Hey Cinderella!The Frog PrinceThe Muppet Musicians of BremenThe Muppets Go to the MoviesThe Fantastic Miss Piggy ShowThe Muppets: A Celebration of 30 YearsThe Tale of the Bunny PicnicA Muppet Family ChristmasThe Muppets at Walt Disney WorldThe Muppets Celebrate Jim HensonMr. Willowby's Christmas TreeStudio DC: Almost LiveA Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa
Movies: The Muppet MovieThe Great Muppet CaperThe Muppet Christmas CarolMuppet Treasure IslandThe Muppets' Wizard of OzThe MuppetsMuppets Most Wanted
Video games: My Muppets ShowAnimal DrummerTap Tap MuppetsDisney Emoji Blitz Disney Heroes: Battle Mode</font/

Disney Parks
Muppets CourtyardMidship Detective AgencyMuppet*Vision 3D

Entertainment: Here Come the MuppetsHollywood's Pretty WomanMuppet Mobile LabMuppets on Location: Days of Swine and RosesThe Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History
Restaurants: Mama Melrose's Ristorante ItalianoPizzeRizzoThe Great Gonzo's Pandemonium Pizza Parlor
Shops: It's A Wonderful ShopStage 1 Company StoreThe Writer's Stop
Parade: Disney Stars and Motorcars Parade

Characters
Muppets: Kermit the FrogMiss PiggyFozzie BearGonzoAnimalRizzo the RatPepe the King PrawnStatler and WaldorfBunsen HoneydewBeakerScooterBean BunnyDr. TeethFloyd PepperJaniceZootRowlf the DogRobin the FrogThe Swedish ChefSam the EagleSweetumsBobo the BearUncle DeadlyCamillaWalterClifford80's RobotThogSeymourLew ZealandLink HogthrobBeauregardMahna MahnaThe MoopetsConstantineDeniseSummer Penguin

Humans: MaxDoc HopperSnake WalkerProfessor KrassmanBernie the AgentLew LordGaryMaryDominic BadguyNadyaJean Pierre NapoleonLady HolidayMike TarkenianNevilleDorcasNicky HolidayHendersonStanley

Vehicles
The Electric Mayhem BusLe Maximum
Songs
The Muppet Movie: The Rainbow ConnectionMovin' Right AlongNever Before, Never AgainI Hope That Somethin' Better Comes AlongCan You Picture That?I'm Going to Go Back There SomedayAmerica

The Great Muppet Caper: Hey a Movie!Happiness HotelSteppin' Out With a StarNight LifeThe First Time It HappensCouldn't We Ride
The Muppet Christmas Carol: ScroogeGood King WenceslasMarley and MarleyChairman of the BoardFozziwig's PartyWhen Love is GoneIt Feels Like ChristmasChristmas ScatBless Us AllThankful HeartWhen Love Is Found
Muppet Treasure Island: Treasure IslandShiver My TimbersSomething BetterSailing for AdventureCabin FeverBoom ShakalakaLove Led Us HereLove PowerLove Led Us Here
Muppet Treasure Island (Sing-Alongs): I'm a Little PirateThere Was an Old PirateOld Bad PollyI'm a RockTruffle ShuffleReal PirateLet the Good Shine Out
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz: KansasWhen I'm With YouNap TimeThe Witch Is in the HouseCalling All MunchkinsGood Life
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa: Delivering ChristmasIt's All About HeartI Wish I Could Be Santa ClausMy Best Christmas Yet
The Muppets: The Muppet Show ThemeLife's a Happy SongPictures in My HeadMe and Julio Down by the SchoolyardWe Built This CityMe PartyLet's Talk About MeMan or MuppetSmells Like Teen SpiritForget YouThe Whistling Caruso
Muppets Most Wanted: The Muppet Show ThemeWe're Doing a SequelI'm Number OneThe Big HouseI'll Get You What You Want (Cockatoo in Malibu)Interrogation SongMy Heart Will Go OnSomething So RightWorking in the Coal MineTogether AgainMoves Like JaggerMacarena
Muppet Babies: Muppet Babies Theme

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