May 9, 2016

MuppetVision 3D

Join Kermit, Miss Piggy and the entire Muppets gang for a spectacular presentation in 3D.

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Muppet*Vision 3D features many of the same characters from the popular 70's television program, The Muppet Show. The show gave rise to 12 motion pictures and many television specials, and even won an Emmy(R) Award.

The current attraction, which puts you in the center of the Muppet madness, was a special collaboration between Jim Henson Productions and Walt Disney Imagineering. It was the last major project the Jim Henson worked on before he suddenly death in 1990. It first premiered at Walt Disney World on the anniversary of Henson's death on May 16, 1991.

You'll see the following characters at some point during the show: Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo, Scooter, Sam Eagle, Swedish Chef, Waldorf and Statler, Sweetums, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beaker, and Bean Bunny.

2016 Park Updates

Florida - Muppet's 3D is safe from all the constructions going on at Hollywood Studios! You'll still be able to enjoy the show after Star Wars land and Toy Story Land is completed.

California - The Muppet Vision 3D show has been removed from California Adventure. The attraction's final day of operation was November 1, 2014. The remaining attraction in that vicinity, MuppetVision 3D, is now listed on park guide maps as being located in the renamed Muppets Courtyard.

Tips about the Attraction

Its a good idea to arrive extra early since the preshow is funny. They put a lot of work in the video portion. Pay attention to some of the props around the room. Most times the wait isn't going to be more than 20 minutes.

When you arrive, don't wait by curtains. Instead, get close to the monitors and watch the pre-show show. People that are lined up by the curtains will be sitting stage right.

The best seats to get the 3D special effects is sitting center stage about 10 rows from the back. (At least that has been my experience.)

Sitting front row stage left is where you can encounter Waldo, he won't give high fives.

If you should end up on the front row, watch the penguins during the 'Flight of the Bumblebee' song. Watch how they interact with the screen.

The sheet music that the penguins are looking at during the show is actually for "The Rainbow Connection."

This is a theater attraction. Like most Disney shows, when the new audience enters the auditorium they are asked to move all the way down the entire row and fill up every available seat. If you should encounter people stopping mid-row, kindly ask them to move.

Towards the end of the show, if you listen carefully you can hear the Muppets sing "It's a Small World."

The Fire Truck that enters when then the theater explodes is a Disney Fire Truck and you can see a castle on the license plate.

At the end of the show, as you walk out, look back at the theater, you can see the next audience coming in.

Plan to watch a couple of shows. At the second show, pay attention to the background. There a lot of things going that isn't the central point in the picture. For example, When Kermit says there will be a little show from Miss Piggy, she pops out of her dressing room and says, "Little?" To the right of her is a fire pull station. If you look carefully, it is pulled.

Outside the theater is a fountain featuring the muppet characters. Gonzo is balancing on an inflatable toy who's head looks just like Mickey, except the eyes are bulging a bit (but so would yours if Gonzo had his left foot in your back!).

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