What could the Muppets take on next? They’ve already taken Manhattan, found Treasure Island, and rocketed to space. The Disney rumor mill is once again hopping! Looks like the latest rumor is around one of our favorite attractions at Hollywood Studios, Muppet Vision 3D. We’re going to need some help with this investigation, time to call in the big guns. Are you ready Kermit, Gonzo, and Fozzie? Let’s find out who may be stealing our attraction!
Or should we say Baseline? It is across Grand Avenue from Muppet Vision 3D. Anyways, when Disney purchased the Muppets in 2004, the big question was around how Disney Parks would integrate the characters into the parks. We’ve seen a variety of ways from Muppet Vision 3D to the mobile lab in Epcot and more recently Great Moments in America History at the Magic Kingdom. Beyond the attractions, Disney Parks has also brought the Muppets to different dining experiences in the form of Pizza Rizzo and Regal Eagle Smokehouse.
It’s clear that Disney Parks is looking for the best way to bring the infamous characters to the parks. Especially with the recent success of relaunching the Muppet Babies.
Passholder Insights: Baseline Tap House is the perfect afternoon spot to take a break at Hollywood Studios. It has ample shade and great drink and snack options.
Who doesn’t love a great rumor? You know we do! And trust us, this is a juicy one. Currently, Epcot’s Future World is undergoing a major change with a move towards three new “neighborhoods”, World Discovery, World Celebration, and World Nature. This update is considered Phase 1 and Phase 2 by Walt Disney World Imagineering. According to Jim Hill, of Jim Hill Media, there are a total of four phrases to the Epcot transformation.
Within Phase 3 lies the Imagination Pavilion. Yes, the same Imagination Pavilion rumored to be receiving the Inside Out makeover. According to usually reliable user TheVisionarySoul from WDWMagic forums, The Muppets are also being considered for the Imagination Pavilion. #MindBlown
Passholder Insights: The stroller area near the Imagination Pavilion is a great place to make/take an important call. We’ve found it’s one of the quieter places in the park.
There’s a concept? Yes, there’s a concept. The premise of the pavilion is two-fold. First would be a redo of the Imagination attraction to make it Muppet Labs. As you ride through the attraction you would find out that Figment was created at Muppet Labs. The concept continues with the removal of the Pixar Shorts in the Imagination Theater and replacing it with Muppet Vision 3D.
Passholder Insights: If you’re looking to experience Muppet Vision 3D, we recommend checking My Disney Experience. From time to time the attraction closes earlier than Hollywood Studios
So many questions! Would this mean Figment is a Muppet? Could we see a return of the Muppet Mobile Lab? Overall, it’s great to hear the ideas within Walt Disney Imagineering do include the Muppets. It definitely means the Muppets should continue to have a presence in the parks. If not a larger one. With the overall success of Galaxy’s Edge, it would make sense to move the Muppets to another area to make way for an expansion of the land.
At the moment this is still a Blue Sky rumor. Nothing has been confirmed by Disney. As we know with Walt Disney Imagineering, Blue SKy rumors could easily happen or end up in the file cabinet. We still want to see this famed file cabinet. For now, we’re going to channel our friends the Monorails, and say #SaveTheMuppets!