Get The Most Out Of 3D Movies: The Top Seats To Choose

  • By: pdstamp
  • Date: December 8, 2022

Regardless of the Disney attraction or ride, we want to get the most out of the experience. This would include some of the different 3-D shows that are found within the parks. What are the best seats at a 3-D movie theater?

The best seats at a 3-D movie theater are right in the center of the theater. As you get closer to the edge of the theater, the 3-D experience begins to disappear to a certain extent. If you have to move out of the direct center, it is better to move slightly forward rather than back.

Ideally, being in the center of the theater is always going to be the best choice but when it comes to Disney 3-D shows, that is not always going to be an option.

Some of them have their own, unique ‘theaters’ that need to be considered. Others are not necessarily first-come, first-serve.

Waiting In Line for 3D Philharmagic At Walt Disney Worlds Magic Kingdom Park August 2022

There are also a number of other things to consider, including those who are sitting around you as well as your comfort level for being stuck in the middle of a crowd.

In most cases, the experience at any 3-D show at Disney is going to be a good one and it doesn’t matter if you’re sitting on the side or not. There may be a little drop in the quality of the 3-D environment, but most people are not going to notice unless they are looking for it.

Let’s consider some of the best 3-D shows at Disney and how you can make the most out of each of those shows by sitting in the right place.

Philharmagic Exit Shop

Best Seats on Avatar Flight Of Passage

When you are enjoying the Avatar Flight of Passage 3-D show, you’re going to be doing so from your own, individual seat in one of many rooms. Each of those rooms is going to be watching the same show but from a slightly different perspective.

The best seats on the Avatar Flight of Passage 3-D ride are right in the middle. These are units 8 and 9, but if you have to be slightly outside of those, you will still have a good view.

The worst seats at the Avatar Flight of Passage 3-D ride are off to the edges. More than likely, you will notice the curve of the screen if you are sitting close to the edge and the 3-D image may not be as clear as it would be if you were sitting in the middle.

All of the seats are good on this ride. You will be a little distracted from the ride tilting forward and back and the wind blowing in your face to notice a little bit of blurriness on the screen.

Waiting In Line For Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom 2022

Best Seats on It’s Tough To Be A Bug!

Do you want to get the most out of the It’s Tough to Be a Bug 3-D ride at Disney? Where are the best seats?

The best seats for the It’s Tough to Be a Bug ride at Disney are right in the dead center or slightly forward. If you stay in the middle of the theater, regardless of whether you are in the front or the back, you will have a good 3-D experience.

The seating at the It’s Tough to Be a Bug 3-D is theater-type seating. Once you enter the theater, you will have to take your seat by moving down the bench from one side to the other.

As they say, timing is everything so try to time things so that you have enough people in front of you so that you end up in the middle. It’s preferable to sit slightly forward of center if possible.

Best Seats on Mickey’s Philharmagic

Mickey’s Philharmagic may be an older show, but it is still well worth experiencing. Where are the best seats?

Mickey’s Philharmagic offers theater seating and it is best if you sit in the center of the theater but as far back as possible. The 3-D experience is a little dated, so being toward the back allows you to see the entire screen and enjoy the show.

The best way to get your seat of choice at Mickey’s Philharmagic is to get at the front of the line. When you’re standing in the waiting area, try to linger near the doors. You may even want to wait until the next show if you end up in the back of the crowd going in.

Me waiting in Line for Philharmagic May 2005

Best Seats on Muppet Vision 3-D

Are you ready to get on Muppet Vision 3-D? It’s a lot of fun, but where should you sit?

The Muppet Vision 3-D experience is theater seating, so the general guidelines are going to apply. Sit in the middle of the theater from left to right but slightly toward the front if at all possible.

There certainly is nothing wrong with sitting close to the front, although you may have a difficult time seeing everything that is going on because the screen is wide.

The benefit of sitting toward the front in the Muppet Vision 3-D show is that you will be up close and personal with your favorite characters. That, in itself, makes it well worth it.

Here’s a personal tip for Muppet Vision 3D. Never be one of the first groups to enter the theatre after the pre-show, otherwise, you will find yourself having to move “all the way across” to the far side of the row. Hang back a little if you can and you will be seated more in the middle of the theatre.

Best Seats on Star Tours: The Adventures Continue

Where should you sit on Start Wars: The Adventure Continues? It really depends on a number of different factors.

If you want to experience a lot of motion in the ride, sit toward the front or especially, in the back. That will get you the most motion out of it. The front tends to have a better view of the screen, but being in the middle will give you the best, overall experience.

You may need to split up the family on this one, depending on how you handle motion. It moves around enough, especially in the back, that it could give you some motion sickness.

Waiting In Line For Star Tours Disney’s Hollywood Studios 2022

Best Seats on Toy Story Mania!

Do you want to get the most out of your ride on Toy Story Mania? Here’s how to do it.

It doesn’t matter where you sit on Toy Story Mania because it is a two-seater ride. There are two seats side-by-side that are back to back with two other seats, so there isn’t a bad seat in the house.

Rather than focusing on the best seat on Toy Story Mania, focus your attention on getting the most points and scoring the highest.