Muppet*Vision 3D Grand Avenue Disney’s Hollywood Studios
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, Muppet*Vision 3-D, located on what has recently been renamed Grand Avenue.
Pre-Show — Prior to the show, you’ll enter the Grand Arts Theatre’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 stars.
Muppet*Vision 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 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! It is appropriate for all ages, from those raised on the Muppets and Sesame Street all the way up to the oldest members of your group. Just be aware of the very loud ending — it might scare some folks.
Muppet*Vision 3D is a Tier 2, FastPass+ attraction, but since the theater holds 584 guests, it isn’t really necessary for this experience. Don’t be discouraged by large crowds waiting outside – you almost never have to wait more than 15-20 minutes for the next show.
There is no Height requirement.
Accessibility: Guests may remain in wheelchair/ECV. Audio Description, video captioning and language translation devices are available. Assistive Listening Devices from Guest Services Can Be Used Here.
Warnings: 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 theater.
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.
This attraction is part of the Extra Magic Hour program at the park.
Ride Photo/Video are not available.
Rider Switch (aka Child Swap) is not available on this attraction.
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’s Hollywood Studios. Check your Times Guide or the My Disney Experience app for times and locations.
Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano is a table service restaurant that serves up home-style Italian fare just around the corner. PizzeRizzo, a New York-style pizzeria “owned and operated” by the Muppets’ famous rat, Rizzo, is open seasonally, and is also nearby.
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 time.
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 Swedish Chef.
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