Muppet Mobile Lab is a free-roving, audio-animatronic entertainment attraction designed by Walt Disney Imagineering which was tested at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, California and at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. It is currently located at Hong Kong Disneyland in Hong Kong.
Implemented on a Segway platform, the Muppet Mobile Lab is a two-wheeled science-lab vehicle that resembles a small rocket ship. Two Muppets, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his assistant, Beaker, pilot the vehicle throughout the park, interacting with guests and deploying special effects such as foggers, flashing lights, moving signs, confetti canons and spray jets.
The two animatronic characters and the special effects aboard the vehicle are controlled remotely by puppeteers, an advanced control system that allows the controllers to be located up to several miles away from the show location. On-board cameras, microphones and speakers allow the puppeteers to see and hear guests and interact with them. Muppeteer Dave Goelz assisted in the development of the project.
The project began as a continuation of Disney's "Living Character Initiative", a program that has generated with other interactive shows at Disney theme parks including Lucky the Dinosaur, Turtle Talk with Crush, Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor, and Stitch Encounter.
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