Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Muppets to star in interactive game aboard Disney Fantasy

The Muppets will board Disney Cruise Line when the new Disney Fantasy cruise ship debuts in March.

The Jim Henson creations, now owned by Walt Disney Co., will be featured in an interactive game called "The Case of the Stolen Show" on the Fantasy. The background story will involve the characters' props being missing -- including Kermit's banjo, Animal's drum sticks, Fozzie's squirting flower and more

Clues will be given through pieces of the ship's Enchanted Art, a Muppets message board and a "Muppet-sized stateroom door," according to a Disney Cruise Line media release. The goal is to discover the thief before the Muppets' show begins. Enchanted Art pieces are actually framed LED screens that produce special effects throughout the ship. Game players will hold a game card in front of select piece and use a map to locate the M.I.A. props.

More than 20 Muppets will appear in the game, including Miss Piggy, Gonzo, the Swedish Chef, and Pepe the King Prawn.

"The Case of the Stolen Show" is self-paced and designed for guests ages 9 and older. It has several different endings and randomized sequences so the experience will be repeat-able for passengers.

The new ship, the fourth in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, is currently under construction in Germany. It will sail out of Port Canaveral with seven-night cruises to the western and eastern Caribbean next year. and 407-420-5477

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