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What to do with Muppetvision 4-D & Bug's Life

Disneyland: Since 3-D movies are becoming more commonplace with the introduction of 3-D TVs & movie companies making a lot of their blockbusters into 3-D format. What to do with Muppetvision, Its Tough to a Bug, and Captain EO?

From Marc Flothe
Posted November 29, 2010 at 10:59 AM
Since 3-D movies are becoming more commonplace with the introduction of 3-D TVs & movie companies making a lot of their blockbusters into 3-D format. What to do with Muppetvision, Its Tough to a Bug, and Captain EO? Does Disney use their recent purchase of Marvel to create rides such as Spiderman, Harry Potter, or Toy Story Mania since these attractions in question dont have a repeatablity factor anymore...Case in point, during my next trip to WDW. My family is only planning to see Mickey's Philharmagic & Captain EO & plan to skip Its Tough to be a Bug & Muppetvision 4-D. What do you think?


Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.

From M. Ryan Traylor
Posted November 29, 2010 at 11:30 AM
The older 3D films should get a technology update to digital 3D projection. It's easier to maintain and looks better than the old films.

And like the return of Captain EO, the movie/attractions should not be permanent. Sadly the themeing overlays are difficult to switch out, so having one 3D theater in a park would be a challenge.

From Nick Markham
Posted November 29, 2010 at 12:39 PM
They have done the Digital 3D enhancement already with MuppetVision and are now bringing all sorts of new 3D ideas to the table. The age of 3D is not yet over for theme parks!

From Jesse Key
Posted November 29, 2010 at 3:00 PM
I like the Bugs life and Mickey's Philharmagic just like they are. The 4D effects they have are still far better than the 3d in most of the movies coming out.
I think people are going to get tired of 3D features in thier neighborhood theaters eventually. It is fun at a park because it's more about the 4D aspect and it's not an hour and a half (also those are more of an attraction about the effects as oppose to a movie that is suppose to supply some sort of story). A lot of times if I have the choice of 2D or 3D at a theater, I will choose to save the extra money it costs for the "3D Technology" and just see the 2D version.

From Carrie Hood
Posted November 30, 2010 at 2:30 AM
I highly doubt they'll touch Muppet Vision other then a possible upgrade and revamp. Not with another Muppet movie slated for 2011 plus I don't think Disney is allowed to do major changes without Brian Henson's permission.

From Thomas Caselli
Posted November 30, 2010 at 1:29 PM
Disney's 3D movies in the parks are alot different then your average 3D movie in a average movie theatre because you are not only seeing what is on the screen but there are alot of things going on in the theatre itself. I never get tired of seeing Disney's 3D movies in the parks.

From Joshua Counsil
Posted November 30, 2010 at 4:49 PM
I disagree with most of the posters. Yes, Disney's 3D films are different than most commercial films. While films like Avatar use the 3D technology subtly, Disney's films have constant 3D gags. Does that make them more entertaining? Not necessarily. People will grow tired of the 3D technology unless it can be integrated into new technologies. It started as a simple film technology, moved onto attractions with gags built into the theatres, was adapted into ride environments (Spiderman, Forbidden Journey, Curse of Darkastle), and most recently has become interactive (Toy Story Mania). 3D film technology now needs a step further if it is going to remain fresh in theme park environments.

From Tim W
Posted November 30, 2010 at 5:13 PM
I agree with Joshua on this one. 3D needs to wow audiences again. While I love the mentioned films, they could easily be replaced with more technologically advanced attractions. I'd love to see upgrades made to everyone of the rides. But without a doubt, Star Tours 2 will be taking the 3D film to another world, I can almost guarantee that this is the future.

From David L.
Posted November 30, 2010 at 7:21 PM
I think they just need to update each film and maybe replace them. It's tough... has more than just 3D, enough to make it better than any other 3D show I've seen(Philarmagic included). EO should get replaced eventually. Muppet Vision just needs to be updated for a while but it should be replaced in 30 years at the latest considering it will probably be a thing of the past by then. Philar Magic just needs more non 3D effects to make it great. If A show has more than just 3D it would succeed.

From Amanda Jenkins
Posted December 4, 2010 at 10:40 AM
I have enjoyed the 3D/4D shows, but I do not make it a priority of my list of "must dos" on vacation. If it is about to start, and we have ridden and seen all that we wanted, or are in need of a little air conditioning, then we usually duct inside and enjoy the 15-20 minutes. As much as I hate change, I do believe that out of the movies; Muppets and EO need to have a major revamp.

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