Muppets Courtyard, along with a portion of the former Streets of America, are being re-imagined. It will become a new area called Grand Avenue. The change mirrors the revitalization and the vibrant culture of present-day downtown Los Angeles. Grand Avenue will put vintage office buildings and warehouses to exciting new uses. Guests will soon see facades for “merchants” appearing in this area. Among these are a music shop, loft apartments, a tailor and more, with each window on the street featuring charming displays.
A highlight of Grand Avenue is sure to be BaseLine Tap House, which takes over a former F&B location. This new corner pub will feature California beers and wines along with a selection of small bites.
The current Muppets Courtyard will become Grand Park, an urban square off Grand Avenue surrounded by shops and restaurants like PizzeRizzo and Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano. It is not yet clear if the beloved Muppet Fountain will remain in the park after the update. We will have to wait until the conversion is complete to know for sure. Guests can already see changes in the area starting to unfold. The Muppets theater is now “Grand Arts Theatre” and boasting a brand-new marquee. But, not to worry – Kermit, Miss Piggy and the gang continue to star in their hilarious and irreverent “Muppet*Vision 3D” show.
An exact date has not yet been set but Grand Avenue will be opening to Guests this fall.