Visalia, CA (4345 W Noble Ave)

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Street View of the exterior in April 2019 (PC: Google Maps)


4345 W Noble Ave, Store #43 was a Showbiz Pizza Place that opened on May 2, 1983 with a Rock-afire Explosion, which is still open to this day undergoing the 2.0 Remodel.

This store underwent Concept Unification around 1991, and was known for having the last 3-Stage in California.

History

Visalia opened May 2, 1983 as ShowBiz Pizza Place in the Mineral King Plaza, They would later end up receiving the 1988 Remodel.[1] In 1991, Visalia's animatronics received Concept Unification. Visalia underwent another remodel in the Mid-Late 1990's which involved the removal of the Neon Signage, Blue and White Awnings, & checkers around the store. In 2006, Visalia received the 2005 update to the 2003 "Cool Chuck" Reconfiguration / Major Remodel Initiative which removing all 1990's store art, Balcony Seating, Showroom Walls, & adding purple walls. In 2014, Visalia received the 2010 Update to the CEC 2005 Remodel Program. In February 2024, Visalia started its 2.0 refresh remodel, and have since removed its 3-Stage. As of April 2024, Visalia still has the Dance Floor and Video Wall and the refresh remodel. (Albeit with the Phase 4 exterior.)

Stages

Originally when the store opened, they had a Rock-Afire Explosion, as all other Showbiz locations had. In around 1991, the store would undergo Concept Unification, turning the RAE into Munch's Make Believe Band. In 2004[2], Chuck's Tux & Derby were replaced with the Cool Chuck outfit & also received 3-Stage Jasper shoes; Not long after, Moon and Pizzacam were removed. Chuck's cap was removed in September 2013. In February 4, 2024, the 3-Stage was removed.

Stage Installed Removed Notes
Rock-Afire Explosion April 1983 1991 9th Showbiz Pizza Store to open in California.
3-Stage 1991 February 4, 2024 One of 8 Showbiz Pizza Stores in California to undergo Concept Unification (Fullerton opened as a new store with the stage undergoing Concept Unification while the store was under construction). Last 3-Stage in California.
Dance Floor February 2024 Still in Use 2019 Model
Video Wall February 2024 Still in Use 2021 Model

Animatronics

Animatronic Serial Number Whereabouts
Chuck E. Cheese / Rolfe DeWolfe 4-82 1-10 Destroyed
Pasqually / Dook Larue 4-82 2-10 Destroyed, hand owned by ItzaRob.[3]
Mr. Munch / Fatz Geronimo 4-82 3-10 Destroyed
Jasper T. Jowls / Beach Bear 4-82 4-10 Destroyed
Helen Henny / Mitzi Mozzarella 4-82 5-10 Destroyed
Billy Bob 4-82 6-10 Destroyed
PizzaCam / Looney Bird 4-82 7-10 Destroyed
Munch Jr. / Choo Choo 4-82 8-10 Destroyed
Building / Sun 4-82 10-10 Destroyed
Moon 4-82 11-10 Destroyed
Antioch N/A Destroyed
Wink N/A Destroyed

Gallery

Videos

Link Description Footage Date Upload Date
Youtube Birthday Star 2009 and April 2013 being performed on Visalia's 3-Stage June 2013 June 14, 2013
YouTube "The Dreidel Song" from December 2009 Show being performed on Visalia's 3-Stage December 2009 December 23, 2009
YouTube A video of the Visalia 3-Stage performing April 2012 Segment 2 June 10, 2012 June 15, 2012
YouTube "Song of Summer" from Show 3 2021 being performed on Visalia's 3-Stage June 21, 2021 June 21, 2021
YouTube "Chuck E. Cheese is All About Fun!" from Show 3 2018 being performed on Visalia's 3-Stage June 21, 2021 June 21, 2021
YouTube "Let's Be Friends" from Show 3 2021 being performed on Visalia's 3-Stage June 21, 2021 June 21, 2021
YouTube A video showcasing the Visalia 3-Stage and Store Tour June 21, 2021 June 21, 2021
YouTube "Out of This World" from Show 5 2016 being performed on Visalia's 3-Stage June 21, 2021 June 21, 2021
YouTube "Dog Days of Summer" from Show 3 2021 being performed on Visalia's 3-Stage June 21, 2021 June 21, 2021
YouTube "Song Title" from Show 5 2016 being performed on Visalia's 3-Stage June 21, 2021 June 21, 2021
YouTube "I Dare You Not to Laugh" from Show 3 2021 being performed on Visalia's 3-Stage June 21, 2021 June 21, 2021
YouTube A video showcasing the Visalia 3-Stage and Store Tour. August-September 2022 September 7, 2022
YouTube A store tour from February 2023 February 2023 February 13, 2023