Henson's Muppet Vision 3D
THEATRE ON NEW
Zany humor and outlandish
pranks are the order of the day as you join Miss Piggy, Kermit, Gonzo, Sam
Eagle and other familiar Muppet faces in the three-dimensional film...
Zany humor and outlandish pranks are the order of the day as you join
Miss Piggy, Kermit, Gonzo, Sam Eagle and many other familiar Muppet
faces in the three-dimensional film, Jim Henson's Muppet*Vision 3-D,
located on New York Street.
Pre-Show -- Prior to the show, you'll enter the theater's "warehouse"
to wait. A very funny 12-minute video on overhead monitors entertains
you with typical Muppet musical mayhem. You'll also have the opportunity
to browse among prop boxes filled with goodies that belong to the Muppet
MuppetVision 3-D - After taking your seat in the plushly appointed 584-seat
theater, don your special 3D glasses to watch this wacky 13-minute trip
through the Muppet Laboratories. But don't be surprised when your sight
isn't the only sense to be stimulated! You'll be blasted with a burst
of air, squirted and suddenly find yourself in a dreamy shower of soap
bubbles at various times throughout the show. Dr. Bunsen Q. Honeydew
and his assistant, Beaker, begin the demonstration with disastrous results,
releasing an impish 3D character called Waldo. Things go from bad to
worse, as the Swedish Chef commandeers the projector in the rear of
the theater and Statler and Waldorf heckle from their box seats. The
show comes to a raucous conclusion, with cannons exploding, fireworks
blasting and penguins squawking in a tumultuous but happy ending.
Mini-Review: This show is so much fun! and is appropriate for all ages,
from those raised on the Muppets and Sesame Street all the way up to
the the oldest members of your group. Just be aware of the very loud
ending -- it just might scare some folks.
You will have to wear special 3D glasses to enjoy the full effect of
this attraction. If you wear prescription glasses, you place the 3D
glasses over them. You may find the 3D effects hard to see, even with
the glasses in place. Try looking beyond the effect, rather than directly
at it - this sometimes seems to help.
Certain parts of this attraction, particularly the conclusion, are very
LOUD, and some small children may be frightened. Advise them to remove
their 3D glasses and close their eyes if they become too overwhelmed.
Sweetums, a scary-looking but friendly monster, walks around the front
of the theater at various times during the show. If you think your child
might enjoy seeing him up close, try to sit toward the front of the
Don't miss the Muppet Fountain in the courtyard in front of the Muppet*Vision
building, as well as the fire truck located at the exit of the attraction!
This attraction is wheelchair/ECV accessible.
Assistive Listening Devices from Guest Services Can Be Used Here.
Reflective and Guest-Activated Captioning Available.
Restrooms and telephones are located a short walk away in the Toy Story
Pizza Planet Arcade and Restaurant.
KIDS AND CHARACTERS
Sweetums, a scary-looking but lovable human-sized monster, strolls around
in the front of the theater periodically during the show. Kermit and
Miss Piggy sometimes greet guests at the exit of the Muppet*Vision 3-D
Theater. Other characters can be found throughout Disney-MGM Studios.
Check your daily Guide Map for times and locations.
There is no place to eat in the immediate vicinity of Muppet*Vision
3-D, however, Toy Story Pizza Planet is just a short walk away.
Disney-MGM Studios Restaurants At A Glance
Menus From Around the World
Vegetarian and Other Special Diets
The Stage 1 Company Store, whose entrance is located to the left of
Muppet*Vision 3-D, features Muppet and Sesame Street items for both
children and adults.
HIDDEN MICKEY: See if you can spot the Hidden Mickey test pattern in
the pre-show video, just after Scooter crosses the screen for the second
The show, which opened on May 16, 1991, is a joint effort by Jim Henson
Productions, Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI),
the design and engineering division of The Walt Disney Co.
While waiting in the pre-show area, see if you can spot some of the
visual puns - the most famous is the net full of Jell-o cubes overhead
(Get it? A net full of Jell-O? Annette Funicello?)
Also in the pre-show area you'll spy a sign that tells you the key has
been left under the mat -- if you look down, you'll find the mat, and
there really is a key under it!
To create the ideal setting for Muppet*Vision 3-D, Imagineers designed
a theater that brings the show directly into the audience, causing some
to call the experience 4D, or 4 Dimensional. Guests are squirted with
water, blasted with air, and real soap bubbles float through the air
throughout the show.
Muppet touches can be found throughout the architecture's ornamentation,
including the Jules Verne-style projector contraption operated by the
If you have comments or tips to share with others about touring Muppet*Vision
3-D, please email me. Thank you.
You don't have to be a Miss Piggyphile to get a kick out of this combination
of 3-D movie and musical revue. In the waiting area, Muppet movie posters
advertise Miss Piggy in Star Chores and To Have and Have More, and Kermit
the Frog in an Arnold Schwarzenegger parody, KŠrmit the Amphibian, who°s
¿so mean, he°s green.î The theater was constructed
especially for this show, with special effects built into the walls.
All the Muppet characters make appearances, with Miss Piggy in the role
of the Statue of Liberty. Guided by a new character, Waldo, the spirit
of 3-D, the technology is at its stimulation so you°re never sure
what°s coming off the screen and what°s being shot out of vents
in the ceiling and walls. An equal-effect theater, the house has no
bad seats. Duration: 10 minutes preshow, 20 minutes show. Crowds: Steady
from morning through late afternoon, and because the waiting area is
carefully hidden, you don°t know how long the line is until you°ve
waited for too long. Strategy: Go early or late. Audience: All ages.
Jim Henson's Muppet*Vision 3-D
Jim Henson's Muppet*Vision 3-D is a spectacular 3-D movie starring all
your favourite muppets. The attraction is more like 4-D, since there
are special effects and Audio-Animatronics in the theatre itslef. After
guests enter the building which houses the attraction, they enter a
room, with many overhead TV screens, for a humorous pre-show starring
Skooter, Gonzo, Rizzo the rat, and others. The room is also laden with
props and gags such as "a net full of jello" (Annette Funicello).
Next, guests proceed into the main theatre which looks somewhat similar
to the theatre in "The Muppet Show". In the front of the theatre,
there's a band made up of penguins squawking about; in the rear of the
theatre, the "Yell and Howell" projector is run by the Swedish
Chef; even Waldorf and Statler are sitting in their private box ready
to heckle the performers. As the movie starts, Kermit takes us to Muppet
Labs where Dr. Bunson Honeydew and Beaker have created a new character
called Waldo, the "spirit of 3-D". Unfortunately, Muppet Labs
is accidentally sucked into a vacuum, leaving Waldo free to wander around
the movie! After a few more appearances from other muppets, Kermit starts
the main show with acts such as Miss Piggy's hilarious solo, which Bean
Bunny insists on helping with, and Sam Eagle's grand finale, "a
tribute to all nations, but especially America", which turns into
a war. At the end, the Swedish Chef gets so angry he uses a cannon to
blast a hole through the screen! Guests in the front row get an extra
surprise comprising of a sprinkling of water to match the activity on
screen. This attraction is great for all ages, and will keep everyone