Muppets Taking Over Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster?

Muppets Mayhem Poster
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This year on Disney Plus, a new show debuted called The Muppets Mayhem, featuring the Muppet band made famous decades ago. It stars Lilly Singh, Bill Barretta, Tahj Mowry, and Saara Chaudry, among various Muppet voice actors.

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The Muppets Past, Present, and Future

muppets at mgm studios disney parks

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Talk of this new show has brought about many conversations regarding the future of the Muppets, not just the franchise but their place in Disney theme parks. The Muppets grew in popularity in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s due to avenues such as Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, and a series of films. The Muppets made a slight comeback with The Muppets (2011) and Muppets Most Wanted (2014) but have again since fallen from pop culture.

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If there is indeed a future for the Muppets, it only makes sense that such a presence in Disney Parks would be at Hollywood Studios. The Muppet Vision 3D attraction remains  – although it has gotten a reputation for being somewhat dated and accused of not being up kept by Park employees.

Muppets Section in Hollywood Studios

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In addition, there has been much speculation that Disney may drop Aerosmith from their Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster attraction. Although this has not been confirmed, it has caused many Walt Disney World fans to speculate and engage in armchair discussions over what band or musician could take up residency inside the G-Force record studio.

A Deleted Tweet

Recently, Jeff Yorkes, the co-creator of The Muppets Mayhem series on Disney Plus, tweeted that part of their original pitch was to have the Muppet band (Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem) take over the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. However, this tweet has since been mysteriously deleted, causing much speculation as to why.


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In addition, there has been speculation that Muppet Vision 3D – placed near Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge (and Star Tours), may be facing closure to make room for more Star Wars rides and attractions.

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As of now, there have been no conclusive statements made by Disney about the future of the Electric Mayhem Muppets at the Park. Although it’s unlikely that if Disney dropped Aerosmith from the ride, that they would replace the band with singing puppets. But who knows? Stranger things have happened, and odder attractions and re-themes have been made.

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

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About Steven Wilk

Steven has a complicated relationship with Disney. As a child, he visited Walt Disney World every few years with his family. But he never understood why kids his age (and older) were so scared of Snow White or Alien Encounter. He is a former participant of the Disney College Program (left early…long story), and he also previously worked in Children’s publishing, where he adapted multiple Disney movies and TV shows. He has many controversial opinions about Disney…like having a positive view of Michael Eisner, believing Return of the Jedi is superior to The Empire Strikes Back, and that Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge should have never been built (at least not at Hollywood Studios). Every year for the past two decades, Steven has visited either Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani or went on a Disney Cruise. He’s happy to share any and all knowledge of the Disney destinations (and he likes using parenthesis a lot…as well as ellipses…)