If the more recent Muppet news isn't enough change for you, check out the latest updates to the entrance to Muppet-Vision 3D!
This isn't the first (or last) update though. The entire "Muppet Courtyard" at Disney Hollywood Studios has undergone some major revisions lately at it looks like the exterior to Muppet-Vision 3D is just the latest update.
Below is how the entrance, sign, and balloon originally looked:
A few years after Disney bought the Muppets, they removed Jim Henson's name, and "Muppets" from the balloon.
In addition to removing " JIm Henson's Muppets", Kermit's face was replaced with a larger, yet more squashed version to fill up more space.
Above is how it's looked the last few years.
With the plumbing being working on for the upcoming Star Wars land, the fountain has now been turned off as well. Miss Piggy as the statue of Liberty has remained, but Fozzie, Animal Gonzo and the rest of the fountains has been replaced (hopefully only temporarily) with plants.
We heard rumors that the Kermit balloon was on the chopping block, now unfortunately for good, so that it didn't interfere with the view from Star Wars land.
As you can see from the photo above, the balloon is now gone, as well as the main Muppet 3D logo sign and the small "Presented by Kodak"below it. The Kodak sign was presumably removed since Kodak no longer sponsors any of the rides due to teh company going into bankruptcy a few years ago.
You can still see the outline of the old sign, but next to it are now two large banners featuring the Muppets new Kermit "M" logo and "3D" surrounded by stock photos of many of the Muppets who appear in the film, plus Animal.
They then installed a new sign inbetween the banners and renamed it the "Grand Arts Theater."
The new look adds both a modern / retro vide to the entrance, yet also feels that the name of the attraction inside could change at any moment.
What do you think of Muppet Vision's new look?
Current photos courtesy of the WDWmagic.