As previously announced, a portion of the former Streets of America is being re-imagined to become a new area called Grand Avenue. Inspired by 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.
A highlight of Grand Avenue will 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 (click here to learn more about BaseLine Tap House).
In addition to that, 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. Guests can already see changes in the area, with the Muppets theater being renamed “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.
Due to these changes, the layout of the area will be slightly modified, as Guests will soon have to walk into the new Grand Avenue area to enter the Grand Park area (the pathway next to Tatooine Traders will be closed to Guests later this year).
Grand Avenue will be opening to guests this fall. Stay tuned to Orlando Theme Park News for future updates.
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