When Disney leaders previously announced a new pub coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios, they said it would be located in the Grand Avenue section of the park... something that doesn't currently exist.
On Thursday, however, Disney leaders released details about what exactly Grand Avenue is.
According to Disney, Grand Avenue is the Muppets Courtyard and a portion of the former Streets of America. The area is being "re-imagined" by Walt Disney Imagineering to become the whole new section.
Here's how Disney describes Grand Avenue:
"Inspired by the revitalization and the vibrant culture of present-day downtown Los Angeles, Grand Avenue is where vintage office buildings and warehouses are being converted to exciting new uses. Guests will soon see facades for “merchants” appearing in this area for a music shop, loft apartments, a tailor and more, with each window on the street featuring charming displays."
Since the announcement, fans have already expressed a mix or joy and near-rage as the changes means the Muppet Courtyard, where the Muppet*Vision 3D show is located, is also getting a facelift.
The current courtyard will become Grand Park, according to Disney, and will be surrounded by restaurants like PizzeRizzo and Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano. The change means the Muppets theater will be renamed the "Grand Arts Theatre," boasting a new marquee, according to the Disney Parks Blog.
The new area will open this fall, featuring the new pub BaseLine Tap House, which was announced last month.
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