2010 Best Theme Park Attraction nominee: MuppetVision 3D at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Published: February 10, 2010 at 10:49 AM
Set in the "Muppet Show" theater, complete with Statler & Waldorf heckling from the balcony, MuppetVision 3D shows us the inside of Muppet Labs, where Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker have "perfected" 3-D technology. To show off their work, Dr. Honeydew introduces us to the first 3-D, computer generated Muppet, Waldo C. Graphic.
Then, as you could probably guess, something goes terribly wrong, and Waldo runs amok throughout the show, ultimately crashing Sam the Eagle's attempt at a patriotic finale. The Swedish Chef even tries to shoot down Waldo, but just manages to destroy the theater in the process.
In short, it's the mayhem you expect from the Muppets.
MuppetVision 3D debuted at Walt Disney World in May
2001 1991, one year after the sudden death, at age 53, of Muppets creator Jim Henson. Henson in 1989 had agreed to sell his company to Disney, which led to the creation of the MuppetVision 3D show at the then-Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park. Henson's death ultimately scuttled the deal, but in 2004, Henson's heirs agreed to sell the rights to most of the non-Sesame Street Muppets to Disney.
MuppetVision 3D also plays at Disney's California Adventure theme park in Anaheim.
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