Honeydew and Beaker Roam California Adventure

2 Mar

Disney News has the story, reprinted from the LA Times:

In their first appearances at Disney’s California Adventure this week, bumbling scientist Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his meep-meeping sidekick Beaker joked and chatted with guests. The Muppets could see the color of the clothes the kids wore and the lollipops they licked — casting a slight Big Brother vibe over the proceedings. They maneuvered in a silver, egg-shaped roving laboratory outfitted with flashing lights, spinning signs, confetti cannons and smoke and water sprayers.

And joy of joys . . . The Disney Blog has a link to YouTube video! Thank goodness for the interweb.

Unlike Push or Wes Palm (YouTube video link), these animatronics are not controlled by a visible puppeteer, which will not make much of a difference to kids (who don’t notice that man wearing dark glasses, carrying a big bag, and talking into a microphone), but certainly should make the experience a bit more magical for the rest of us.

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