Sunday, January 28, 2007

Muppet*Vision 3D: The Fun Before the Show

Tying into my appearance on this weeks MouseTunes podcast, I’ll be doing a little bit of theme parkeology on Jim Henson’s Muppet*Vision 3D and its incredibly entertaining queue and pre-show areas.

When MuppetVision premiered in 1991, it quickly became one of Disney-MGM Studios’ headliner attractions. That necessitated the extended queue area that still currently exists, but is now seldom used, on the right side of the Muppet*Vision building. Here are some of the fun design elements and visual gags that now by and large go unseen by most Disney World guests.

First up, the series of posters by Dr. Bunson Honeydew that deal with the use of 3D glasses:

And you have to look closely at all these posters. Take for example this funny bit in the corner of the one entitled Some Scientific Thoughts Regarding Safe and Hygienic Use of Muppet*Vision 3D Glasses:Another funny series of posters features The World’s First Experimental Line. Here are a couple of examples that chronicle your progress “from here to there”:

More to come tomorrow as we take a few snapshots in the exterior queue, and look at the
various signs at both Muppet*Vision and the nearby Stage One Company Store. And if you haven't already, check out this week's edition of the MouseTunes podcast with Lou, Nathan, and a guest appearance by yours truly.


Anonymous said...

Great stuff!