Walk-around versions of Grover (including his alter-ego Super Grover) created for stage and public appearances, including Sesame Street Live and Sesame Place (debuted in 1988)[1] Grover first appeared in walk-around form in the Ice Follies in 1974.

Outside of Sesame Place, Grover also appears at SeaWorld parks, Busch Gardens, Universal Studios Japan (since 2003), Beaches Resorts, Parque Plaza Sésamo (since 2012), PortAventura, Universal Studios Singapore, Selva Mágica, and La Feria Chapultepec Mágico.

Like all Sesame Street walk-around characters prior to 1988, Grover was originally fabricated by the Muppet Workshop. Currently fabricated by VStar Entertainment Group and Animax Designs.

Full Body Puppet/Costume Year Stage Production Notes
SuperGroverSSL 1981 Sesame Street Live
BigBirdOscarGroverSSL 1983 Sesame Street Live
Sesameplacegrover 2000s Sesame Place walk-around
Sesameplace6 Sesame Place walk-around Darker blue, not as shaggy.
Sgreadyforaction 2005 Sesame Street Live: Super Grover! Ready for Action! The costume weighs 25 pounds.[2]
Sesame Place Super Grover Sesame Place walk-around
Grover-Walk-Around-2009 2009 Busch Gardens Europe walk-around Rounder head, costumed.
Sesame Street Live 07-0 2018 C is for Celebration! walk-around

Sources

  1. 1988 Sesame Place ad
  2. Josh McAuliffe, "Performer has fun bringing Grover to life in Sesame Street Live’s ‘Ready for Action’", The Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pennsylvania), February 29, 2008.
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