'MuppetVision 3D' at Disney's Hollywood Studios Closed for Refurbishment

Muppet Vision 3D, the attraction at Hollywood Studios that mixes film and live-action, is closed for "refurbishment," according to Disney. Disney did not indicate what is being refurbished.

Late summer is often the time when theme parks perform maintenance before the busy fall and holiday season. Muppet Vision 3D will reopen on Aug. 22, according to Disney.

Directed by the late Jim Henson, Muppet Vision 3D opened in 1991 in the 564-seat theater in the Muppets Courtyard section of the park. 

During the 15-minute show, Kermit the Frog guides park guests on a tour through Muppet Studios as the rest of the Muppets gang get ready for a show featuring 3-D technology. But when Dr. Bunsen Honeydew's experimental 3-D character, Waldo, enters the picture, mayhem ensues.

Disney announced in July it would open "The Muppets Present: Great Moments in American History," a new stage show starring Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Kermit the Frog and the rest of the gang. The show will debut at Magic Kingdom in October.

PizzeRizzo, a pizzeria owned and operated by Rizzo from The Muppets, will open this fall in the Muppets Courtyard at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

The casual-dining Italian eatery will replace the former Toy Story Pizza Planet, which closed earlier this year. No exact date for the restaurant's opening has been announced.

Source: Orlando My Way

Banner Photo Credit: Disney Photo Tour