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Muppet*Vision 3D Closing for Refurbishment

Muppet*Vision 3D Closing for Refurbishment
Lights! Camera! Muppets! – Join Jim Henson’s famous Muppets at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in a knee-slapping adventure through Muppet Labs in a 3-D film spectacular—“Muppet Vision 3-D.” The innovative show combines advanced 3-D action and animation with special live effects and Disney’s Audio-Animatronics characters. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Scott Miller, photographer)

A refurbishment for Muppet*Vision 3D at Hollywood Studios is scheduled. Read on for details and dates.

UPDATE: The Disney calendar is showing this attraction to close on January 27 instead of January 26 like previously announced. The reopening date is still the same and is listed below.

Experience the magic of the Muppets during a hilarious film and live-action extravaganza…after they complete renovations.

Take your seat in a perfect replica of the Muppet Theater from the classic television series, The Muppet Show.

As the curtain rises, Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the whole Muppets menagerie appear in eye-popping 3D. They’re taking you on a zany tour of their lab and showing off their new movie-making invention: Muppet*Vision 3D.

Things go haywire when Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker set a disastrous string of events in motion!

With onscreen musical numbers and live in-theater special effects, Muppet*Vision 3D is a show even adults love. It brings me back to my childhood!

However, if you were hoping to catch this fun show, you’ll have to wait a bit because a refurbishment is scheduled to happen at The Grand Arts Theater, which is home to Muppet*Vision.

The theater will get some new updates, including new curtains and seats.

The refurbishment will take place from January 26 through February 8. It will reopen to guests on February 9.

Since the Muppets Present…Great Moments in American History show closed back in October (but made a brief return for the holidays), there is not much left of the Muppets at Disney World.

Regal Eagle, a quick-service barbecue restaurant in Epcot, is set to open sometime later this winter. Sam Eagle will be part of the decor and restaurant, so we will still see a little of the Muppets around. Check out the full menu (with pricing) and more info on Sam Eagle HERE.

Until that opens, though, all we have is MuppetVision.

I personally wish they would have more Muppet Babies at Disney World. I think a character meet in the Disney Jr courtyard would be perfect. My youngest children love that show, and I wish Muppets were incorporated into the theme parks more often.

What are your thoughts on the MuppetVision refurbishment? Do you wish there were more Muppets represented in the parks? Share your thoughts on the facebook page. Also be sure you have joined the KtP Crew!

-Monica S.


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  1. I’ve been going to this attraction since I was a child and dearly love it. I feel Disney has badly managed the Muppets return to TV and their new popularity after the movies came out. They had an increase in viewers of the attraction after years of continually decreased attendance. I really wish they would update the film to include some of the elements of the newer movies. Like a fight between Constantine and Kermit for control of the show or something. I really don’t want this attraction to go away.

  2. Sadly, they permanently closed the Muppet Vision in CA a while back. I have always enjoyed the attraction. I think Muppets at least deserve their own land, or better yet, their own park. Imagine a theme park divided into sections that included Muppets, Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock. The Swedish Chef could have his own restaurant, and there could be a space mountain style ride themed to Pigs in Space.

  3. This is awful. That is the exact time we are visiting. (Jan 29- Feb 8) I agree there is too much closed during this time. And the new way that Disney makes you buy tickets for the exact days you want to visit months in advance it is especially rotten. There are so many things that I was not aware would be a problem at the point I purchased my tickets. And now I am stuck with these dates. Walt will be rolling in his grave with the way they treat his guests.

  4. I’m at Disney World currently and not going to lie, MuppetVision needs a refurbishment. BUT I worry about the day it goes away for good. Now the large Muppets gift shop next door has one shelf of Muppet merchandise and the rest of the store is Star Wars. Put that stuff in the new, HUGE Star Wars Land!! Some of us just want a chance to relive our childhood and purchase a Kermit shirt or even a pin which doesn’t even exist anymore! #MuppetsPleaseDontGo

  5. We love the Muppets! More Muppets would be great! Jim Henson was amazing. Muppet Babies would be a fun ride and/or meet and greet.

  6. I agree, more Muppets would be awesome at DisneyWorld, and more people would have a connection to them than lets say ‘Avatar’.

  7. Why doesn’t Disney just shut down for the month of February and refurbish everything? Put a moose at the gate to tell us that the place is closed and let it be. Honestly, we’re going the first week in February and it seems that far too many of the things we’re interested in for our young granddaughters will be closed for refurbishment. I suppose the moose should have told us not to make reservations in February. I’m guessing everything in Star Wars land is working and continuing to not be interesting. And, no, I’m not spelling ‘mouse’ incorrectly.

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