Jim Henson’s Muppet Vision 3D: Deconstructed

Jim Henson’s Muppet Vision 3D: Deconstructed

Just yesterday an unexpected opportunity allowed me to visit Jim Henson’s Muppet Vision 3D at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. After over three decades, guests still are delighted with this show, and laugh frequently at its memorable one-liners. We take the opportunity to deconstruct the film portion of this experience to understand how so many elements were combined to make this immersive experience. In the process it was often referred to in marketing materials as Muppet Vision 4D with the 3D crossed out. While this does contain some spoilers, know that our conversation will help you to appreciate this Disney World attraction like never before.

An outline is shown below but our podcast carries narrative of the entire experience. You can find the podcast here on PodbeaniTunesSpotify,  and ListenNotes

Recipe for A 3D Muppet Show

  • 1 Theater Designed Like The Muppet Show Theatre
  • 1 3D Movie with Scores of Muppet Performers
  • 1 3D Puppet: Waldo–First of its Kind
  • 1 Live Performer–Sweetums
  • 19 Animatronics:
    • Orchestra of 11 Players, 1 Conductor, 2 Operating the Cannon
    • Swedish Chef
    • Statler & Waldorf with 2 Flag Waving Hands
    • 2 Bunnies
  • Exploding Wall Scrims
  • Fiber optics in walls and on cannons
  • Smoke FX
    • Exploded Walls
    • Stage Right
    • Cannon Orchestra Pit
    • Projection Booth
  • Water FX
  • Bubbles
  • Fans for Vacuum Sucking Scene
  • Stage Lighting & Projections Throughout–Infinite Waldos!
  • Four fiber optics Fireworks Screens
  • 4 Arrows–Two Hitting Each Box
  • Thousands of Clean 3D Glasses
  • 1 Fire Truck

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