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Terrible Rumor: Muppet*Vision 3D to close in DisneyLand California

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Muppet fan 123, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. Scooterforever

    Scooterforever Well-Known Member

    Saw MV3D 3 times when I was in WDW about a week ago. Never had any problems seeing it and they weren't showing other movies. In Disneyland, how cool would it be if the S&W animatronics turned on by accident during another 3D film and started heckling it:)?
  2. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    Yes! she actually went in and it was showing MV3D! :)
  3. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    Anyone hear the rumor that the pre-show was going to be remade for Muppet Vision 3D. That's not going to happen, is it? I hope not, I thought the pre-show was great and I think it was one of the last times Richard Hunt performed Scooter.
  4. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    Most likely not happening. The only things I can see changing in the pre-show would be the removal of any and all references to Kodak, since Disney and Kodak severed their ties earlier this year.
  5. WalterLinz

    WalterLinz Well-Known Member

    Oh no...I just read on Twitter that tomorrow will be MV3D's final day of operation at CA Adventure because rumor has it that it's gonna shut down for some Frozen attraction. Plus I also read that it's closure is listed on the calendar on Disneyland's website...

    Again, oh no...:cry:
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2014
  6. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    This is reportedly a temporary closure for the season.
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  7. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Well, they're constantly using the theater for other events, so it's definetly closed for the holidays to host a Frozen attraction. Beyond that, it's unclear what the fate of the attraction will be, but it's currently temporary. Disney hasn't announced anything because they haven't decided what they're going to do with it after Frozen is done.
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  8. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    I wish I went on Muppet Vision 3D when I went to Disneyland, but sadly I was not a muppet fan the one time I went there.
  9. WalterLinz

    WalterLinz Well-Known Member

    Oh I see...so it's pretty much closed for a Frozen screening/show or something, like back when the attraction shut down for little sneak preview screenings of Oz: The Great and Powerful and Frankenweenie a few years ago.:p
  10. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    This is different though. Frozen is taking over for the next couple of months at least, but this is more than a sneak-peek at something. Knowing how Disney shoves Frozen down our throats, this will likely stay.

    Disneyland.com confirms the closure. The best we can hope for is that it's not permanent.
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  11. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    I assure you Disney wouldn't promote a property that consumers didn't want to see. There is no shoving going on. Just brilliant marketing and capitalism at play here and they'll do the same for Big Hero 6 soon and Age of Ultron next year. ;)

    The official announcement was that this attraction was to be a temporary holiday measure. They could change their minds, but stating anything to the contrary is complete conjecture.
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  12. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member



    The thing is, they said that the muppet props have been removed...wouldn't they have been removed either way because this is "temporarily" a Frozen attraction? I mean, just because props are being taken down, doesn't mean the entire attraction is gone for good...does it?
  13. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    That stupid, annoying, overrated movie... :grr:
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  14. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    People, chill! The Frozen stageshow is temporary, exactly that, temporary. MV3D will return next year when Disney has moved on to another darling little cash cow franchise they can pump for all the moneys they can squeeze out of it. To me, this seasonal repurposing is no less different than when DLR brings in the Nightmare Before Christmas Haunted Mansion Holidays overlay each year. Besides, the MV3D in Orlando is still open for business year-round.
  15. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    I don't really know what to make of it. It sounds likely, but the skating rink info is right out of left field. It sounds so ridiculous and very un-Disneyland like.

    Anyway, I have a source who informed me that the show is returning after the holidays, so you never know who to believe these days.
  16. rowlfy662

    rowlfy662 Well-Known Member

    Agreed. Also one disney cast member doesn't mean it's true if anything it's a lie if I heard it from Disneyland itself yes I would believe it but one cast member nah. As The Count said Frozen is there cash cow they would do anything to make money from it and I don't blame them for doing this it's brilliant in a marketing aspect but will they replace Muppet Vision will it all year round no. Remember backlot tour just closed I sense a Permanent Frozen will be put there. Even the part about the ice rink sounds silly especially if it's all year round. I sense we will see the return of Muppet Vision sometime in March we should worry so much at a rumor.
  17. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    It is sad to think that we could have had Gonzo's Pizza Place, and many more attractions at Disneyland, and temporarely Disneyland has not one muppet attraction.
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  18. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    I know. It's pretty sad. Eisner was crazy about getting out as much Muppets as possible, and it all would have happened if not for Jim's untimely death.
  19. WalterLinz

    WalterLinz Well-Known Member

    Yeah...and the 2011 movie and MMW grasped a whole new generation of fans.:sympathy:
  20. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Just wanted to make something clear: The fact that MV3D could be potentially closing does not mean death to the franchise. I'm sure more things are on the way. MV3D was never popular in Disneyland, and it never really fit..with 25 attractions, there are so many other attractions people would ride. It's still relatively popular at DHS, and for the sake of the attraction and the franchise at large, I think it desperately needs an update.
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