ShowBiz Pizza Time, Inc. Concept Division Installation videos (Johnsonverse)

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These videos, produced by ShowBiz Pizza Time, Inc., are instructions on the Concept Division installation process. These include replacing the Munch's Make-Believe Band and some Studio C and Circles of Light setups at Chuck E. Cheese's locations with 3-Stage setups featuring The Rock-afire Explosion for ShowBiz Pizza Place, as well as the installation of Rockstar Stages for Chuck E. Cheese's and installation of Center Stage at ShowBiz locations in the Japanese States. All videos were narrated by Brooks Moore (the narrator of How It's Made in the US), and were produced throughout early 2015 as a part of the Concept Division package, with additional changes made since then.

The 1-Stage, 2-Stage, and Road Stage videos were merely for redressing the existing Cyberamic animatronics to resemble the Rockstar incarnations of the characters that have been used since 2012 for Chuck E. and 2014 for the other characters. The Studio C and Circles of Light videos pertained to outright demolition and installing the Rockstar Stage or 3-Stage. Other videos dealt with specific Rock-afire shows and the last remaining Rocker Stage in Rockford, Illinois.

Transcript

Hello. Welcome to the ShowBiz Pizza Time Concept Division installation video set. The purpose of this video set is to give you a brief overview of the installation process. This video is meant to supplement the installation manual, not replace it. If you have any questions about measurement or placement, please refer to the manual.

For Chuck E. Cheese's locations scheduled to become ShowBiz Pizza Places, the first thing you need to do is play the Under Renovation showtape, as it is necessary to entertain our guests while the conversion is being completed, as well as to ensure that the Chuck E. Cheese animatronic is in the best working condition possible. This tape must be checked no later than the Wednesday morning prior to the Sunday of which installation will begin. This will give you a few days to correct any problems that may exist within the show. If your location remains a Chuck E. Cheese's, do not play this showtape. Instead, all regular showtapes are to be played on a large bigscreen while work is being done.

Next, you will need to make an appointment to have your Chuck E. Cheese's or ShowBiz Pizza Place signage installed. Call Federal Heath at 817-685-9075 and make an appointment before the end of the following week. You will make arrangements for someone in your area to come out and install your signs. Make sure this appointment is set up for early Sunday morning. The installation should take approximately one hour. Signage may vary depending on your local building and/or sign regulations. Finally, you will need to make another appointment to repaint and remodel the interior and exterior of the building. Call your local remodeling contractors and make an appointment. Again, make sure this appointment is set for early Sunday morning. This should take approximately two hours. With your prep work now complete, it's time to begin the installation process. To afford yourself more room, the Ticket Blaster should be moved out of the show room. For locations earmarked to become a ShowBiz Pizza Place, remove the Ticket Blaster entirely, and the regional branch manager will move the machine to another location not scheduled to become a ShowBiz Pizza Place. That, or put it in the break room and replace the tickets with dollar bills of any denomination to keep your employees entertained. Any Ticket Blaster that is used should be altered to use new decals depicting the "Rockstar" Chuck E. design in place of the "Avenger" version, as well as new voice clips re-recorded with Chuck E.'s current voice actor, Jaret Reddick.

Before you begin, it is important to note that each Concept Division package is different from the other. Your package may or may not include all of the listed items in the manual. At the beginning of the month prior to installation, you will receive a visit from a technician from Creative Engineering to ascertain the condition of your animatronics. If your animatronics are still mechanically-sound, the process can go forward without any further steps. If any animatronics have any major issues, locate which parts are still usable, and hold these for spares, destroying everything else. Should you need new mechs, they will be included in your package.

Road Stage

Instead of being removed, this stage is to be refurbished. First, remove all props, such as:

1-Stage

Instead of being removed, this stage is to be refurbished. First, remove all props, such as: buildings, Munch's keyboard, Jasper's guitar, Pasqually's drum front, Munch's Make-Believe Band sign, Chuck E.'s LED sign, and the Wink, and do what you will with them; we recommend giving them away to any collectors who show interest, as these items carry a certain historical value. If Pasqually's drum front has a Rock-afire Explosion logo, it is recommended to move it to another location with a Rock-afire Explosion. Next, add in new props, including buildings, speaker boxes, and mirror ball. Now, remove all clothes from the animatronics, starting with Chuck E. Due to changes made over the years to keep up with his ever-changing appearance, we will use the most common configuration. Simply remove his shirt and shorts, as well as his cap, if applicable. Next, Helen. Remove her skirt, blouse with fur sleeves, foam leg pieces, shoes, and wig. Now Munch. Simply remove his cap, again, if applicable. Then Jasper. Remove his hat, bandana, shirt, jeans, and shoes. Finally, Pasqually. Remove his hat, bandana, shirt, apron, pants, and shoes. Now, it is time to give Chuck E. new arm mechanisms so he can play his guitar. Our next step is to recostume the animatronics. We'll start with Chuck E. Add his shirt, jeans, and shoes. Next, Helen. Add her wig, dress, leggings, and shoes. Now, Munch. Add his shirt, pants, and shoes. Then Jasper. Add his jeans, shoes, shirt, bandana, and guitar strap. Finally, Pasqually. Add his shoes, pants, shirt, and apron. Next is character props, including Pasqually's drum set, Helen's microphone, Chuck E.'s Gibson guitar, Mr. Munch's Casio electronic keyboard, and Jasper's Fender guitar.

The overall positions and look of your stages should resemble these freeze frames.

2-Stage

Instead of being removed, this stage is to be refurbished. First, remove all props, such as: buildings, Munch's keyboard, Jasper's guitar, Pasqually's drum front, Munch's Make-Believe Band sign, Chuck E.'s LED sign, and the Wink, and do what you will with them; we recommend giving them away to any collectors who show interest, as these items carry a certain historical value.

CU 1-Stage

This stage is to be converted back into a 3-Stage. First, we will need to have the entire stage replaced. To do this, remove all animatronics and props. Next, remove the flatscreen Cyberstar monitors and background. Now, call your local contractors and make an appointment.

After demolition and construction are finished, refer back to the video on 3-Stage installation.

3-Stage (2015-July 2019 version)

Before installation begins, ensure that the wall between the show room and the gaming area is up, and that the curtains have either been installed or are working. It is absolutely imperative that the curtains be functioning and closed during operating hours, as the Concept Division process will require a lot of heavy and messy work, and any visible work could entice unattended children, which presents a liability risk on our part.

First, remove all props, such as: Munch Jr.'s vent, Pizzacam's speaker box, the Munch's Make-Believe Band sign, buildings, and planter boxes, and do what you will with them; we recommend giving them away to any collectors who show interest, as these items carry a certain historical value. Note that depending on maintenance or lack thereof since Concept Unification between 1990 and 1992, your location may not have all of the listed props. Next, unbolt and remove Mr. Munch's keyboard from Center Stage. This prop will be used again. Now find the main air lines that feed the characters, and disconnect the quick connectors from the oilers for all stages.

Now remove all cosmetics from the characters, starting with Pasqually. First his hat, then bandana, shirt and apron, pants, hands and drumsticks, holding on to the drumsticks as they will be used later, mask, feet, which need to be unbolted, and the front of the kick drum. Once again, your location may not have this swirl pattern if you chose to remove it or did not install it during Concept Unification.

Now Munch Jr., if your location still has him. First his mask, then take bolts out and remove bottom-half assembly.

Next, we will do Mr. Munch. Although this picture does not reflect it, if you remove the keyboard, it will make his cosmetics much easier to get off. First, do his cap, which may have been removed at a certain point to better match his puppet counterpart used in Cyberstar segments for Chuck E. Cheese's showtapes, hands, mask, body fur, and feet.

Now Jasper. Starting with his hat, which, again, may have been removed at a certain point to better match his puppet counterpart. Next, his guitar strap, shoes, overalls, shirt, and finally, his mask.

Now, Helen. Starting with her hands, feather pigtails, not the levers, as these will be needed, mask, blouse with fur sleeves, skirt, and finally, the foam leg pieces with shoes.

Next, Pizzacam, if your location still has him. Simply remove the mask and camera body.

Finally, remove the big screen next to Chuck E. Chances are, your location is using an obsolete bigscreen. The Concept Division package comes with a brand-new, top-of-the-line 72-inch flatscreen television, provided by Panasonic.

This section of the video is specifically for the Chuck E. Cheese's location in Lynnwood, Washington. As your Munch's Make-Believe Band show uses the same Cyberamic animatronics as the 1-Stage, 2-Stage, and Road-Stage setups, after removing the props, remove these animatronics outright and do what you will with them. We understand the masks for Mr. Munch and Jasper have historic value, as these were the masks they wore in the Pizza Time Theater days. We highly recommend saving these masks for posterity.

If you have enough help, you may want to start on all three stages at once. For the purpose of this video, we will start on Stage Left. First is Pasqually. Unbolt his MAC Valve quick-disconnect, and push up through the stage. Make sure to cover the quick-disconnect with a piece of plastic or plastic bag to keep dust from getting into the air lines. If you will bag and label all parts that come off in order, it will make your life a lot easier once it is time for reassembly. Unbolt Pasqually and remove from the stage.

Now, disconnect the computer line from Pasqually's MAC Valve. Remove Pasqually's MAC Valve and hold onto it, as we will be needing it later on. Follow the same procedure with Pizzacam by unbolting the MAC Valve quick-disconnect and pushing up through the stage, making sure to cover them with plastic. Then, unbolt the character mech, and remove from stage. And finally, there are several air lines that were plugged during Concept Unification. Unplug them, as these will be needed for Looney Bird's hands. At this time, this part only applies to the following locations: Madison, Tennessee, Huntsville, Alabama, Laurel, Maryland, and Roanoke, Virginia. If your location removed Pizzacam at any point between Concept Unification and Concept Division, immediately uncover Pizzacam's trapdoor to prepare for reinstallation.

Although not reflected in this picture, your characters should now be off the stage. Measure all placement of props on Pasqually's platform, and remove all props. Then, thoroughly inspect the platform. If it is in a good condition, keep it and prepare it for relocation to Center Stage. If it is not in a good condition, or signs of wood rot are found, a detailed plan for constructing a brand-new platform are included with the Concept Division package. Your local Home Depot, Lowe's, or other store selling lumber should have all you need to construct a new platform if needed. You can either do this yourself, or hire a carpenter or woodworker to do so. If you do hire outside help, the cost will be covered by Johnson Industries.

After all work is done, recarpet the platform with fake grass. This platform will once again be Dook LaRue's platform. Move this platform to the backroom after normal operating hours, as we are not yet ready to reinstall it.

Now, pull off the brick wall and remove all staples, making sure to leave the 2x4 header in place. Remove all carpet from Stage Left and clean the stage. Don't be shocked by how grimy things may be. This is normal given Chuck E. Cheese's and their devil-may-care attitude towards such maintenance. Remove Pasqually's trap door and install the new one for Billy Bob. Find Pizzacam's old trap door if your location removed Pizzacam, remove it, and install the new one for Looney Bird. Install Billy Bob's MAC Valve quick-disconnect, and recarpet the stage. Make sure to carpet under the curtain motor, as well.

Next, using the specifications in the manual, you should find the centerline for Stage Left, and install the canvas backdrop. The mechs should not be on Stage Left at this point.

Now, moving to Center Stage, remove the air lines from Munch Jr., if applicable, unbolt, and remove from the stage. If your location does not have a Munch Jr., steps for uncovering and replacing the trap door in preparation for installing a new Choo-Choo will come later in the video. Now Helen. Unbolt the MAC Valve quick-disconnect and push up through the stage. Unbolt the character, and remove from the stage. Disconnect the computer line from the MAC Valve, and remove Helen's MAC Valve. Unbolt Mr. Munch's MAC Valve quick-disconnect, then unbolt, and remove Munch from the stage.

Next is Jasper, and you will need three people to accomplish this. First, unbolt the bolts that connect the body half to the base, then lift the body half, remove the vent, install the new surfboard for later ease of reinstallation, then unbolt the MAC Valve quick-disconnect and push up through the stage, unbolt the character, and remove from the stage.

Unplug and remove all floor lights. Unbolt and remove the fiber-optic controller. Helen's mech should be gone by this point. Now, remove the Building mask, unbolt, and remove mech from stage. Then the same for the Moon, disconnect, unbolt, and remove from stage. Note that your location may have removed the Building and the Moon at some point after Concept Unification; if this is the case, new mechs will be provided in your Concept Division package.

Now, open up the ceiling. Install the new air lines, and then the Antioch mech. Remove the Wink and destroy it, as it will not be used again, and most likely lacks any historical value. Screw the clouds that came with the Concept Division package on the ceiling as per the instruction manual.

Finally, remove the fiber-optic curtain, remove all staples leaving the 2x4 header in place, remove carpet, and clean the stage. Again, the amount of grime may be shocking, but do not be alarmed. Use any methods necessary to give the stage a nice, deep cleaning. We recommend using Mr. Clean Magic Eraser for hard grime, and Scrubbing Bubbles for everything else. Recarpet the stage with green carpet once you are satisfied with your cleaning. Remember: clean every single inch of the stage; this applies to all stages. We want to present the Disney Parks standards in keeping everything spic-and-span.

While cleaning, measure and mark the centerline for Center Stage. Next, bolt Helen's trap door shut, as it will not be needed, and find Dook and Mitzi's old trap doors. After you have found them, uncover them, install the new doors, and fumigate them, as there's no telling what could have made its home down there all these years.

Next, install the canvas backdrop, as per the manual. Recarpet Center Stage with fake grass, making sure to cut the carpet around the existing trap doors so that they will open, leaving the grass on top. Next, reinstall the Moon mech, as per the diagram in the manual. If your location did not have a Moon at the time of Concept Division, a new mech is provided in your Concept Division package. Next, install the treelines on both sides of Center Stage, and screw to the floor. Reinstall the sign, and remove the old Munch's Make-Believe Band sign face for the Rock-afire Explosion sign face, also plug power and computer lines in for sign. Reinstall or install the Building mech, and install the new Sun mask. Install all floor lights for Center Stage, and aim according to the manual.

We will now start putting characters back on Center Stage. If your mechs are still in good condition, reinstall them. If not, new mechs will be provided in your Concept Division package. Note that there may be a backlog of orders as Concept Division progresses and new ShowBiz Pizza Place locations are opened. Should you need new mechs, inspect the old mechs to see which parts are still usable, and hold these for spares. Any unusable parts should be destroyed.

Before putting characters back on Center Stage, install Dook's platform as per the manual. Install the grass, flowers, rocks, and an old friend, the Owl. Install the tree bark around Dook's platform. Now, we can begin the process of installing the animatronics in earnest, starting with Dook. If your Pasqually mech is still in good shape, install the new ear levers that came with the Concept Division package before proceeding. If not, new levers will be installed by Creative Engineering. After placing down the platform, begin the process of reinstalling the mech. Sit the mech down on the seat, and bolt it to the platform. Find the two-inch hole created during Concept Unification, push the quick-disconnect through it, and put the two-piece base together according to the manual. Next, Fatz Geronimo, positioning him according to the measurements in the manual, and bolt him down. Find the two-inch hole in the left foot, and push the quick-disconnect through it. Follow the same procedure for Mitzi Mozzarella Jr., position her according to measurements in the manual and bolt down. Find the two-inch hole behind her left foot, and push the quick-disconnect through it, and then put her MAC Valve back under the stage. And finally, the Choo-Choo mech, positioning as according to the diagram, and bolt down.

Now the keyboard, or as Fatz calls it, the Tune Machine. Position according to the diagram, and bolt down. Find the two-inch hole behind the left leg for power and computer lines.

Now moving to Stage Left, install Smitty's Super Service Station. Starting with the main building, fireplace, campfire, moonshine bottles, gas pump, flowers, various pieces of scrap, signs, clock, and the backdrop. Next, install the floor lights according to the manual.

Now, reconnect all computer lines, quick disconnects, and air lines for Center Stage and Stage Left. Billy Bob uses the old Pasqually computer line, and Dook will use the old Helen computer line. Next, hook up the air lines for the Antioch mech. Now, we will start putting the cosmetics back on the characters, starting on Stage Left with Billy Bob. Your new Billy Bob should have arrived around the same time as the Concept Division package. He should come with a brand-new MAC Valve and computer. On Stage Left, install the new MAC Valve. Next, bring Billy Bob to the stage and bolt him in place. Now it's time for cosmetics. Bolt Billy Bob's right foot into place, and then install the rest of the cosmetics, starting with his left foot and foam ankles, hands, body fur, mask, and finally, his signature overalls. Billy Bob's banjo should come pre-attached to the mech, and should have Birthday Bird attached to the bridge. Bolt the MAC Valve quick-disconnect after installing both it and the new computer. If your location did not have a Pizzacam, install the MAC Valve, then the mech, and connect the mech to the MAC Valve. Bolt the MAC Valve quick-disconnect after installing the mech and the new computer to the mech, install the new mouth clevice, and apply the cosmetics, these being his mask, plume, and fiberglass skull. Remember to also install the hands holding the papers that came with the Concept Division package, otherwise, there can be no Letters to Looney Bird. And finally, install Looney Bird's barrel.

Moving over to Center Stage, we will start with Dook. Start by removing the light in the bottom of the kick drum, and install the new front. If your location still has the old front, reuse it, as it will add some historical flair to your ShowBiz Pizza Place location. Now for Dook's cosmetics, starting with his feet, sleeves, ears and ear levers, mask, belt, collar, and vest, black vinyl torso, gloves, cuffs, and drumsticks, and space helmet. Next, Fatz, starting with his feet, leg fur, hands, mask, and finally, the jacket. Now, Mitzi Jr., who, as her name implies, is the daughter of the original Mitzi from the 1980s. Start with her leg fur, socks, shoes, skirt, hands, ponytail mount, dickey, sweater, mask, ears, and wig. Mitzi Jr.'s wig should be washed with rinse-free shampoo every night after closing.

Now, Beach Bear. Now, the first thing you want to do with Beach Bear is exchange the eyes that are in Chuck E. with the eyes that are in Beach Bear, so that Beach Bear will have blue eyes, and Rolfe DeWolfe will have brown eyes. If at any point your Jasper had the old Beach Bear guitar swapped out for the infamous Cheese Guitar used on the Cyberamic stages, a new Beach Bear guitar is included with the Concept Division package. If your Jasper still has Beach Bear's original guitar, keep it to add some historical value to your show. Now on to cosmetics, exchanging the mouth crevice for Beach Bear. Start with his feet, leg fur, upper body fur, hands, mask, wig, flower lei, and finally, the shorts, which will alternate every day, and guitar strap.

Now Choo-Choo, first installing his bottom half assembly, and then the mask, and finally, the stump.

Next, exchange the old keyboard front for the new Tune Machine front. Note that your location most likely still has the old front with the Rock-afire Explosion logo removed. If this is the case, a new Rock-afire Explosion decal is in the Concept Division package. Locate the centerline on the keyboard and install the new decal.

Moving to the Chuck E. Cheese stage, this should be the very last night of the installation process if you did not require new mechs. Prepare for this night, as it will be a long and arduous one, and everything should be up and operational by morning. Begin by removing the cosmetics on Chuck E. Be advised that instructions for this particular animatronic vary wildly depending on location, due to changes made over the years to keep up with Chuck E.'s ever-changing appearance. For this video, we will use the most-common configuration found at Chuck E. Cheese's locations with Creative Engineering animatronics. First start with his shirt, hands, mask, bottom half fur, base, and feet. Unbolt the MAC Valve quick-disconnect, and push up through the floor, then unbolt the character and remove from the stage. Next, remove all carpet from Stage Right, and give it the same thorough cleaning as the other stages. Leave nothing uncleaned. Make sure to mark the centerline for Stage Right, and paint the 2x4 header orange. Remove the star and its back-mounting bracket, black rain curtain, and all floor lights. Now, lay down fake grass, and make sure to cut around the existing trap doors. Install the rainbow, rainbow curtain, cymbal, and applause sign. Next, remove the big screen TV, and install the new Panasonic flatscreen TV, laying it on its back and installing the casters, then position it according to the manual and bolt it down. Now, reinstall all floor lights, and prepare to reinstall Rolfe. Measure him according to the manual, and bolt down. Find the two-inch hole behind his left leg, push the quick-disconnect through the hole, and reconnect the MAC Valve quick-disconnect. Remove the old right arm assembly from Chuck E., and install the new right arm assembly for Rolfe. After all, he wouldn't be Rolfe DeWolfe without his sidekick, Earl Schmerle.

It is now time to start costuming Rolfe, starting with feet and left hand, bottom-half fur, shirt, vest, mask, and of course, Earl. Finally, ensure the television is working fine, and make necessary picture adjustments using the Looney Bird's Lab program as an aide. Remember, Rolfe would have to be replaced with a rotation of guest stars, as he and Earl are meant to be traveling characters, so if you want a guest star in your restaurant, remove him periodically and replace him with the guest star.

In separate rooms, install the Mitzi Sr. and Uncle Klunk animatronics, along with their respective backgrounds and spotlights. For Klunk, install his rainbow-colored rain curtain, his painting, "On the Air" sign, seat, table, phone, and assorted fruit. For Mitzi Sr., install her rug, wall, fake window, fireplace, portraits of Michael Jackson and the Rock-afire Explosion, her framed cheerleading uniform, floor lamp, and chair. Now place the animatronics. Both should be in seated positions. For Mitzi Sr., you will need to install her shoes, leg fur, skirt, sweater, choker necklace, pigtail mount, mask, wig, which will also need to be washed with rinse-free shampoo daily, and ears. Now, Uncle Klunk. Install his shoes, pants, shirt, bowtie, jacket, mask, and wig. Bolt them to the ground, so they have the ability to stand up. Finally, install the cameras and other equipment. They will be displayed live on Cyberstar monitors when they participate.

Install Spotlight No. 7 in the spotlight bar. Reposition Spots 5 and 6 according to the manual. If your location still has a helicopter light, remove it and hold it for spares, as it will not be used again.

Now, in the control room, ensure that the computer is powered down, remove the entire computer, and install and configure the new computer. Ensure that the new computer is working properly, and connected to ethernet, not wi-fi, in order to receive new showtapes and firmware updates. Hook up the video line to the flat-screen, and hook up your computer cables between characters and gray box, according to the manual. Re-aim and resize all spots for the new positions of the characters, making sure to use the Wink's old spot for Mitzi Jr., and the old Munch Jr. spot, if applicable, for Antioch. Remove the DVD player, as all future shows will be run using the new computer. The player should be disposed of at your local electronics recycling program, as it will not be used again. If there is no electronics recycling program in your area, send the player directly to your regional branch office for proper disposal.

Adjust the high-end of the dual-pressure regulator up to 95 pounds. And finally, use the Looney Bird's Lab program to adjust the show to get correct character movement. This program should come preinstalled with the new computer, and is very user-friendly. This is the program used by Creative Engineering to program new shows. If the ShowBiz Pizza Place signs have not been installed, the building's interior and exterior have not been repainted, and the wall between the show room and game room has not been installed, they will need to be done at this point; all ShowBiz decorations are included in the package as well. Finally, install the three Rock-afire Explosion banners, one above each stage, and install two additional, 50-inch flatscreen televisions between the banners.

The overall positions and look of your stages should resemble these freeze frames.

Congratulations! You have just completed installation of the Concept Division package, and corrected years of injustice! Prior to opening for the day, run the entire Concept Division Premiere showtape to ensure all characters are properly running and correct any last-minute issues. The Concept Division Premiere showtape is to be played for three weeks, at which point, the current show will be issued.

3-Stage (July 2019-November 2020 version)

Before installation begins, you'll need to contact an outside contractor to construct the rotating stage, as it will take approximately two weeks. Also, ensure that the wall between the show room and the gaming area is up, and that the curtains have either been installed or are working. It is absolutely imperative that the curtains be functioning and closed during operating hours, as the Concept Division process will require a lot of heavy and messy work, and any visible work could entice unattended children, which presents a liability risk on our part.

After work on the new stage is finished, it is time to install the new turntable mechanism. Place this mechanism under the new stage, before connecting it to the controller.

First, remove all props, such as: Munch Jr.'s vent, Pizzacam's speaker box, the Munch's Make-Believe Band sign, buildings, and planter boxes, and do what you will with them; we recommend giving them away to any collectors who show interest, as these items carry a certain historical value. Note that depending on maintenance or lack thereof since Concept Unification between 1990 and 1992, your location may not have all of the listed props. Next, unbolt and remove Mr. Munch's keyboard from Center Stage. This prop will be used again. Now find the main air lines that feed the characters, and disconnect the quick connectors from the oilers for all stages.

Now remove all cosmetics from the characters, starting with Pasqually. First his hat, then bandana, shirt and apron, pants, hands and drumsticks, holding on to the drumsticks as they will be used later, mask, feet, which need to be unbolted, and the front of the kick drum. Once again, your location may not have this swirl pattern if you chose to remove it or did not install it during Concept Unification.

Now Munch Jr., if your location still has him. First his mask, then take bolts out and remove bottom-half assembly.

Next, we will do Mr. Munch. Although this picture does not reflect it, if you remove the keyboard, it will make his cosmetics much easier to get off. First, do his cap, which may have been removed at a certain point to better match his puppet counterpart used in Cyberstar segments for Chuck E. Cheese's showtapes, hands, mask, body fur, and feet.

Now Jasper. Starting with his hat, which, again, may have been removed at a certain point to better match his puppet counterpart. Next, his guitar strap, shoes, overalls, shirt, and finally, his mask.

Now, Helen. Starting with her hands, feather pigtails, not the levers, as these will be needed, mask, blouse with fur sleeves, skirt, and finally, the foam leg pieces with shoes.

Next, Pizzacam, if your location still has him. Simply remove the mask and camera body.

Finally, remove the big screen next to Chuck E. Chances are, your location is using an obsolete bigscreen. The Concept Division package comes with a brand-new, top-of-the-line 72-inch flatscreen television, provided by Panasonic.

If you have enough help, you may want to start on all three stages at once. For the purpose of this video, we will start on Stage Left. First is Pasqually. Unbolt his MAC Valve quick-disconnect, and push up through the stage. Make sure to cover the quick-disconnect with a piece of plastic or plastic bag to keep dust from getting into the air lines. If you will bag and label all parts that come off in order, it will make your life a lot easier once it is time for reassembly. Unbolt Pasqually and remove from the stage.

Now, disconnect the computer line from Pasqually's MAC Valve. Remove Pasqually's MAC Valve and hold onto it, as we will be needing it later on. Follow the same procedure with Pizzacam by unbolting the MAC Valve quick-disconnect and pushing up through the stage, making sure to cover them with plastic. Then, unbolt the character mech, and remove from stage. And finally, there are several air lines that were plugged during Concept Unification. Unplug them, as these will be needed for Looney Bird's hands.

Although not reflected in this picture, your characters should now be off the stage. Measure all placement of props on Pasqually's platform, and remove all props. Then, thoroughly inspect the platform. If it is in a good condition, keep it and prepare it for relocation to Center Stage. If it is not in a good condition, or signs of wood rot are found, a detailed plan for constructing a brand-new platform are included with the Concept Division package. Your local Home Depot, Lowe's, or other store selling lumber should have all you need to construct a new platform if needed. You can either do this yourself, or hire a carpenter or woodworker to do so. If you do hire outside help, the cost will be covered by Johnson Industries.

After all work is done, recarpet the platform with fake grass. This platform will once again be Dook LaRue's platform. Move this platform to the backroom after normal operating hours, as we are not yet ready to reinstall it.

Now, pull off the brick wall and remove all staples, making sure to leave the 2x4 header in place. Remove all carpet from Stage Left and clean the stage. Don't be shocked by how grimy things may be. This is normal given Chuck E. Cheese's and their devil-may-care attitude towards such maintenance. Remove Pasqually's trap door and install the new one for Billy Bob. Find Pizzacam's old trap door if your location removed Pizzacam, remove it, and install the new one for Looney Bird. Install Billy Bob's MAC Valve quick-disconnect, and recarpet the stage. Make sure to carpet under the curtain motor, as well.

Next, using the specifications in the manual, you should find the centerline for Stage Left, and install the canvas backdrop. The mechs should not be on Stage Left at this point.

Now, moving to Center Stage, remove the air lines from Munch Jr., if applicable, unbolt, and remove from the stage. If your location does not have a Munch Jr., steps for uncovering and replacing the trap door in preparation for installing a new Choo-Choo will come later in the video. Now Helen. Unbolt the MAC Valve quick-disconnect and push up through the stage. Unbolt the character, and remove from the stage. Disconnect the computer line from the MAC Valve, and remove Helen's MAC Valve. Unbolt Mr. Munch's MAC Valve quick-disconnect, then unbolt, and remove Munch from the stage.

Next is Jasper, and you will need three people to accomplish this. First, unbolt the bolts that connect the body half to the base, then lift the body half, remove the vent, install the new surfboard for later ease of reinstallation, then unbolt the MAC Valve quick-disconnect and push up through the stage, unbolt the character, and remove from the stage.

Now, back to Center Stage, unplug and remove all floor lights. Unbolt and remove the fiber-optic controller. Helen's mech should be gone by this point. Now, remove the Building mask, unbolt, and remove mech from stage. Then the same for the Moon, disconnect, unbolt, and remove from stage. Note that your location may have removed the Building and the Moon at some point after Concept Unification; new mechs have been provided in the Concept Division package.

Now, open up the ceiling. Install the new air lines, and then the Antioch mech. Remove the Wink and destroy it, as it will not be used again, and most likely lacks any historical value. Screw the clouds that came with the Concept Division package on the ceiling as per the instruction manual.

Finally, remove the fiber-optic curtain, remove all staples leaving the 2x4 header in place, remove carpet, and clean the stage. Again, the amount of grime may be shocking, but do not be alarmed. Use any methods necessary to give the stage a nice, deep cleaning. We recommend using Mr. Clean Magic Eraser for hard grime, and Scrubbing Bubbles for everything else. Recarpet the stage with green carpet once you are satisfied with your cleaning. Remember: clean every single inch of the stage; this applies to all stages. We want to present the Disney Parks standards in keeping everything spic-and-span.

While cleaning, measure and mark the centerline for Center Stage. Next, bolt Helen's trap door shut, as it will not be needed, and find Dook and Mitzi's old trap doors. After you have found them, uncover them, install the new doors, and fumigate them, as there's no telling what could have made its home down there all these years.

Next, install the canvas backdrop, as per the manual. Recarpet Center Stage with green carpet to simulate grass, making sure to cut the carpet around the existing trap doors so that they will open, leaving the carpet on top. Next, reinstall the Moon mech, as per the diagram in the manual. If your location did not have a Moon at the time of Concept Division, a new mech is provided in the Concept Division package. Next, install the treelines on both sides of Center Stage, and screw to the floor. Reinstall the sign, and remove the old Munch's Make-Believe Band sign face for the Rock-afire Explosion sign face, also plug power and computer lines in for sign. Reinstall or install the Building mech, and install the new Sun mask. Install all floor lights for Center Stage, and aim according to the manual.

We will now start putting characters back on Center Stage. If your mechs are still in good condition, reinstall them. If not, new mechs will be provided in your Concept Division package. Note that there may be a backlog of orders as Concept Division progresses and new ShowBiz Pizza Place locations are opened. Should you need new mechs, inspect the old mechs to see which parts are still usable, and hold these for spares. Any unusable parts should be destroyed.

Before putting characters back on Center Stage, install Dook's platform as per the manual. Install the grass, flowers, rocks, and an old friend, the Owl. Install the tree bark around Dook's platform. Now, we can begin the process of installing the animatronics in earnest, starting with Dook. If your Pasqually mech is still in good shape, install the new ear levers that came with the Concept Division package before proceeding. If not, new levers will be installed by Creative Engineering. After placing down the platform, begin the process of reinstalling the mech. Sit the mech down on the seat, and bolt it to the platform. Find the two-inch hole created during Concept Unification, push the quick-disconnect through it, and put the two-piece base together according to the manual. Next, Fatz Geronimo, positioning him according to the measurements in the manual, and bolt him down. Find the two-inch hole in the left foot, and push the quick-disconnect through it. Follow the same procedure for Mitzi Mozzarella Jr., position her according to measurements in the manual and bolt down. Find the two-inch hole behind her left foot, and push the quick-disconnect through it, and then put her MAC Valve back under the stage. And finally, the Choo-Choo mech, positioning as according to the diagram, and bolt down.

Now the keyboard, or as Fatz calls it, the Tune Machine. Position according to the diagram, and bolt down. Find the two-inch hole behind the left leg for power and computer lines.

Now moving to Stage Left, install Smitty's Super Service Station. Starting with the main building, fireplace, campfire, moonshine bottles, gas pump, flowers, various pieces of scrap, signs, clock, and the backdrop. Next, install the floor lights according to the manual.

Now, reconnect all computer lines, quick disconnects, and air lines for Center Stage and Stage Left. Billy Bob uses the old Pasqually computer line, and Dook will use the old Helen computer line. Next, hook up the air lines for the Antioch mech. Now, we will start putting the cosmetics back on the characters, starting on Stage Left with Billy Bob. Your new Billy Bob should have arrived around the same time as the Concept Division package. He should come with a brand-new MAC Valve and computer. On Stage Left, install the new MAC Valve. Next, bring Billy Bob to the stage and bolt him in place. Now it's time for cosmetics. Bolt Billy Bob's right foot into place, and then install the rest of the cosmetics, starting with his left foot and foam ankles, hands, body fur, mask, and finally, his signature overalls. Billy Bob's banjo should come pre-attached to the mech, and should have Birthday Bird attached to the bridge. Bolt the MAC Valve quick-disconnect after installing both it and the new computer. If your location did not have a Pizzacam, install the MAC Valve, then the mech, and connect the mech to the MAC Valve. Bolt the MAC Valve quick-disconnect after installing the mech and the new computer to the mech, install the new mouth clevice, and apply the cosmetics, these being his mask, plume, and fiberglass skull. Remember to also install the hands holding the papers that came with the Concept Division package, otherwise, there can be no Letters to Looney Bird. And finally, install Looney Bird's barrel.

Moving over to Center Stage, we will start with Dook. Start by removing the light in the bottom of the kick drum, and install the new front. If your location still has the old front, reuse it, as it will add some historical flair to your ShowBiz Pizza Place location. Now for Dook's cosmetics, starting with his feet, sleeves, ears and ear levers, mask, belt, collar, and vest, black vinyl torso, gloves, cuffs, and drumsticks, and space helmet. Next, Fatz, starting with his feet, leg fur, hands, mask, and finally, the jacket. Now, Mitzi Jr., who, as her name implies, is the daughter of the original Mitzi from the 1980s. Start with her leg fur, socks, shoes, skirt, hands, ponytail mount, dickey, sweater, mask, ears, and wig. Mitzi Jr.'s wig should be washed with rinse-free shampoo every night after closing.

Now, Beach Bear. Now, the first thing you want to do with Beach Bear is exchange the eyes that are in Chuck E. with the eyes that are in Beach Bear, so that Beach Bear will have blue eyes, and Rolfe DeWolfe will have brown eyes. If at any point your Jasper had the old Beach Bear guitar swapped out for the infamous Cheese Guitar used on the Cyberamic stages, a new Beach Bear guitar is included with the Concept Division package. If your Jasper still has Beach Bear's original guitar, keep it to add some historical value to your show. Now on to cosmetics, exchanging the mouth crevice for Beach Bear. Start with his feet, leg fur, upper body fur, hands, mask, wig, flower lei, and finally, the shorts, which will alternate every day, and guitar strap.

Now Choo-Choo, first installing his bottom half assembly, and then the mask, and finally, the stump.

Next, exchange the old keyboard front for the new Tune Machine front. Note that your location most likely still has the old front with the Rock-afire Explosion logo removed. If this is the case, a new Rock-afire Explosion decal is in the Concept Division package. Locate the centerline on the keyboard and install the new decal.

Moving to the Chuck E. Cheese stage, this should be the very last night of the installation process if you did not require new mechs. Prepare for this night, as it will be a long and arduous one, and everything should be up and operational by morning. Begin by removing the cosmetics on Chuck E. Be advised that instructions for this particular animatronic vary wildly depending on location, due to changes made over the years to keep up with Chuck E.'s ever-changing appearance. For this video, we will use the most-common configuration found at Chuck E. Cheese's locations with Creative Engineering animatronics. First start with his shirt, hands, mask, bottom half fur, base, and feet. Unbolt the MAC Valve quick-disconnect, and push up through the floor, then unbolt the character and remove from the stage. Next, remove all carpet from Stage Right, and give it the same thorough cleaning as the other stages. Leave nothing uncleaned. Make sure to mark the centerline for Stage Right, and paint the 2x4 header orange. Remove the star and its back-mounting bracket, black rain curtain, and all floor lights. Now, lay down green carpeting, and make sure to cut around the existing trap doors. Install the rainbow, rainbow curtain, cymbal, and applause sign. Next, remove the big screen TV, and install the new Panasonic flatscreen TV, laying it on its back and installing the casters, then position it according to the manual and bolt it down. Now, reinstall all floor lights, and prepare to reinstall Rolfe. Measure him according to the manual, and bolt down. Find the two-inch hole behind his left leg, push the quick-disconnect through the hole, and reconnect the MAC Valve quick-disconnect. Remove the old right arm assembly from Chuck E., and install the new right arm assembly for Rolfe. After all, he wouldn't be Rolfe DeWolfe without his sidekick, Earl Schmerle.

It is now time to start costuming Rolfe, starting with feet and left hand, bottom-half fur, shirt, vest, mask, and of course, Earl. Finally, ensure the television is working fine, and make necessary picture adjustments using the Looney Bird's Lab program as an aide. Remember, Rolfe would have to be replaced with a rotation of guest stars, as he and Earl are meant to be traveling characters, so if you want a guest star in your restaurant, remove him periodically and replace him with the guest star.

In separate rooms, install the Mitzi Sr. and Uncle Klunk animatronics, along with their respective backgrounds and spotlights. For Klunk, install his rainbow-colored rain curtain, his painting, "On the Air" sign, seat, table, phone, and assorted fruit. For Mitzi Sr., install her rug, wall, fake window, fireplace, portraits of Michael Jackson and the Rock-afire Explosion, her framed cheerleading uniform, floor lamp, and chair. Now place the animatronics. Both should be in seated positions. For Mitzi Sr., you will need to install her shoes, leg fur, skirt, sweater, choker necklace, pigtail mount, mask, wig, which will also need to be washed with rinse-free shampoo daily, and ears. Now, Uncle Klunk. Install his shoes, pants, shirt, bowtie, jacket, mask, and wig. Bolt them to the ground, so they have the ability to stand up. Finally, install the cameras and other equipment. They will be displayed live on Cyberstar monitors when they participate.

Next, rotate Center Stage to Side B to prepare for installation of Ho-kago Tea Time. Begin by measuring the centerline of the stage, and install the canvas backdrop. Next, install the props, including the Blackboard, Desk, Chairs, Tea Set, Ritsu's seat, and Chalk in the holder under the blackboard. Position all spots for Center Stage according to the manual.

Character installation compared to other stages is relatively simple. All characters for Center Stage come with cosmetics pre-applied, and must be positioned over contact points to recharge the onboard lithium batteries used for Walk Mode. There is no extra installation necessary, as the contact points and understage charging station was installed during construction, and a trap door is located under the blackboard should maintenance be necessary.

Characters should be installed from left to right in this order: Ritsu, Mugi, Yui, Azusa, and Mio. Using the Looney Bird's Lab program on the computer, set the characters to Placement Mode, and position the characters according to the measurements in the manual. Confirm that they are correctly placed by checking if the onboard batteries are charging. If not, reposition the characters or check that the charger is working properly, such as cleaning contact points and ensuring there are no crimped wires. Once all characters are properly positioned, resize and readjust all spots for Center Stage, and secure the characters from Placement Mode. If Ritsu's seat is not on the stage at this time, install it and position it according to the measurements in the manual. Now, set Ritsu to Sit Mode to ensure that the mech can properly sit without falling over. Install her drum set, making sure that her left foot is on the pedal for the hi-hat, and her right foot is on pedal for the kick drum. This should be her default position during normal operations. Now, position the keyboard in front of Mugi according to the measurements in the manual, and ensure that she can play it. Set Yui, Azusa, and Mio to Guitar Mode, and simply sling their respective guitars over their shoulders.

Finally, install all floor lights for Center Stage and adjust as necessary.

Install Spotlight No. 7 in the spotlight bar. Reposition Spots 5 and 6 according to the manual. If your location still has a helicopter light, remove it and hold it for spares, as it will not be used again.

Now, in the control room, ensure that the computer is powered down, remove the entire computer, and install and configure the new computer. Ensure that the new computer is working properly, and connected to ethernet, not wi-fi, in order to receive new showtapes and firmware updates. Hook up the video line to the flat-screen, and hook up your computer cables between characters and gray box, according to the manual. Re-aim and resize all spots for the new positions of the characters, making sure to use the Wink's old spot for Mitzi Jr., and the old Munch Jr. spot, if applicable, for Antioch. All spots will automatically adjust when Center Stage Side B is in operation. Remove the DVD player, as all future shows will be run using the new computer. The player should be disposed of at your local electronics recycling program, as it will not be used again. If there is no electronics recycling program in your area, send the player directly to your regional branch office for proper disposal.

Adjust the high-end of the dual-pressure regulator up to 95 pounds. And finally, use the Looney Bird's Lab program to adjust the show to get correct character movement. This program should come preinstalled with the new computer, and is very user-friendly. This is the program used by Creative Engineering to program new shows. If the ShowBiz Pizza Place signs have not been installed, the building's interior and exterior have not been repainted, and the wall between the show room and game room has not been installed, they will need to be done at this point; all ShowBiz decorations are included in the package as well. Finally, install the three Rock-afire Explosion banners, one above each stage, and install two additional, 50-inch flatscreen televisions between the banners.

The overall positions and look of your stages should resemble these freeze frames.

Congratulations! You have just completed installation of the Concept Division package, and corrected years of injustice! Prior to opening for the day, run the entire Concept Division Premiere showtape to ensure all characters are properly running and correct any last-minute issues. The Concept Division Premiere showtape is to be played for three weeks, at which point, the current show will be issued.

Studio C

If you have received this particular video, it means your location has a Studio C stage. This is one of the stages earmarked for systemwide removal. If your Concept Division package came with a red manual, your location will remain a Chuck E. Cheese's, and receive the new Rockstar Stage. If your package came with a blue manual, your location will become a ShowBiz Pizza Place and receive a 3-Stage with the Rock-afire Explosion.

Begin by removing all props from the stage. All of them. Leave nothing untouched. Then, destroy these props, as they will not be used again. Next, remove the cosmetics from Chuck E., starting with his hat, if applicable, shirt, hands, shorts, or jeans, depending on whether the animatronic was updated, legs, and shoes. Unbolt the MAC Valve quick-disconnect. Unbolt the character mech, and remove it from the stage. Your manual will list the parts on the mech that are compatible with the new Rockstar animatronics. Hold these for spares, and destroy everything else, as they will not be used again.

There are two sections of this video: one for red manual holders, and one for blue manual holders. Remember, no matter which manual you were given, this will be a long process taking weeks or even months. Be patient, and remember, no respectable manager would be caught dead with a Studio C in their restaurant.

Red Manual (2015-June 2016 version)

The red manual is for locations with the Alpha, Cappa, and Alpha Beta Mix configurations.

After removing the props and character mech, the entire show room should be closed, and seating moved to a different area of the store, preferably near the food counter. Ensure that construction does not encroach on the arcade area.

We will start with stage removal. There is no method to the madness of this task. Gut EVERYTHING and destroy any and all remaining props. Actual delicate work starts above the stage with the spotlights. Reposition or replace all spots according to the manual.

Now, for stage construction. This will be handled by outside contractors overseen by the regional branch manager. Sit back and worry about the food, arcade games, and live shows. Ensure that the Ticket Blaster is in a visible location. If your location still has the trappings of previous Phases, these should be removed in favor of the new Phase 6 interior furnishing.

Upon the completion of stage construction and interior renovation, it is now time to install the Rockstar Stage in earnest. The Concept Division package should have come with: five character mechs manufactured by Garner-Holt in tandem with Creative Engineering, Inc. and Walt Disney Imagineering, cosmetics and props for all characters, stage props and lights, canvas backdrop, LED Munch's Make-Believe Band sign and poles, new flatscreen televisions for Cyberstar on the curtain valences and on the stage itself, MAC Valves and computer lines for all characters, and the new control computer. By now, the DVD player should have been disposed of at an electronics recycling program, or sent to the regional branch office for proper disposal.

We will start with prop and background installation on the stage. First, begin by measuring the centerline of the stage, if it was not done so during initial construction, and install the canvas backdrop. Install the wooden floor panels, which will be easier to clean than carpet. Do not install boards over the trap doors for the animatronics' MAC Valves. Next, install the props, including the buildings, which will have LED lights on the windows, planter boxes, Left Speakerbox, Center Speakerbox, Right Speakerbox, Left Wall Amp, Right Wall Amp, Overhead Microphones, and Mirror Ball, as well as installing Jasper and Pasqually's chairs.

We can now begin installing the character mechs, starting from the center, looking off the stage out to the audience. Before installing the characters, all MAC Valves should be installed under the trap doors. It will make your life a lot easier if they are. First, Pasqually. He should be in a seated position. Position him according to the measurements in the manual, and bolt to the stage. There should already be a two-inch hole in all animatronics. Push the quick-disconnect through the hole behind Pasqually's left leg, and connect the MAC Valve quick-disconnect. Next, Helen. Position her according to the measurements in the manual, bolt her to the stage, push the quick-disconnect through the hole behind her left leg, and connect the MAC Valve quick-disconnect. Repeat this process for Mr. Munch and Jasper, positioning them according to the measurements in the manual. Finally, on the left side, Chuck E. Position him according to the measurements in the manual, bolt him to the stage, push the quick-disconnect through the hole behind his left leg, and connect the MAC Valve quick-disconnect. The right side is to feature a rotation of guest characters.

It is now time to begin costuming the mechs, starting with Pasqually. Begin with his pants, then his shoes, shirt and apron, hands, mask, and tongue. Next, Helen. First her leggings, then shoes, dress, mask, and wig. Now Chuck E., starting with his ear levers, shoes, jeans, tail, shirt, hands and arm fur, mask, and ears and guitar strap. Next we will do Mr. Munch. First his shoes, pants, shirt, hands and arm fur, and mask. Finally, Jasper, starting with his shoes, jeans, shirt and bandana, mask, and guitar strap.

Next is character props, including Pasqually's drum set, Helen's microphone, Chuck E.'s Gibson guitar, Mr. Munch's Casio electronic keyboard, and Jasper's Fender guitar.

If you have not installed the floor lights, they should be installed at this time. Re-aim and resize all spots for all character positions, and ensure that the new Cyberstar flatscreens are installed and working.

Now, in the control room, ensure that the computer is powered down, remove the entire computer, and install and configure the new computer. Ensure that the new computer is working properly, and connected to ethernet, not wi-fi, in order to receive new showtapes and firmware updates. Hook up the video line to the flat-screen, and hook up your computer cables between characters and gray box, according to the manual. Adjust the high-end of the dual-pressure regulator up to 95 pounds. And finally, use the Looney Bird's Lab program to adjust the show to get correct character movement. This program should come preinstalled with the new computer, and is very user-friendly.

Red Manual (June 2016-2020 version)

The red manual is for locations with the Alpha, Cappa, and Alpha Beta Mix configurations.

After removing the props and character mech, the entire show room should be closed, and seating moved to a different area of the store, preferably near the food counter. Ensure that construction does not encroach on the arcade area.

We will start with stage removal. There is no method to the madness of this task. Gut EVERYTHING and destroy any and all remaining props. Actual delicate work starts above the stage with the spotlights. Reposition or replace all spots according to the manual.

Now, for stage construction. This will be handled by outside contractors overseen by the regional branch manager. Sit back and worry about the food, arcade games, and live shows. Ensure that the Ticket Blaster is in a visible location. If your location still has the trappings of previous Phases, these should be removed in favor of the new Phase 6 interior furnishing.

Upon the completion of stage construction and interior renovation, it is now time to install the Rockstar Stage in earnest. The Concept Division package should have come with: six character mechs manufactured by Garner-Holt in tandem with Creative Engineering, Inc. and Walt Disney Imagineering, cosmetics and props for all characters, stage props and lights, canvas backdrop, LED Munch's Make-Believe Band sign and poles, new flatscreen televisions for Cyberstar on the curtain valences and on the stage itself, MAC Valves and computer lines for all characters, and the new control computer. By now, the DVD player should have been disposed of at an electronics recycling program, or sent to the regional branch office for proper disposal.

We will start with prop and background installation on the stage. First, begin by measuring the centerline of the stage, if it was not done so during initial construction, and install the canvas backdrop. Install the wooden floor panels, which will be easier to clean than carpet. Do not install boards over the trap doors for the animatronics' MAC Valves. Next, install the props, including the buildings, which will have LED lights on the windows, planter boxes, Left Speakerbox, Center Speakerbox, Right Speakerbox, Left Wall Amp, Right Wall Amp, Overhead Microphones, and Mirror Ball, as well as installing Jasper, Pasqually, and Harmony's chairs.

We can now begin installing the character mechs, starting from the center, looking off the stage out to the audience. Before installing the characters, all MAC Valves should be installed under the trap doors. It will make your life a lot easier if they are. First, Pasqually. He should be in a seated position. Position him according to the measurements in the manual, and bolt to the stage. There should already be a two-inch hole in all animatronics. Push the quick-disconnect through the hole behind Pasqually's left leg, and connect the MAC Valve quick-disconnect. Next, Helen. Position her according to the measurements in the manual, bolt her to the stage, push the quick-disconnect through the hole behind her left leg, and connect the MAC Valve quick-disconnect. Next is Harmony. Position her according to the measurements in the manual, bolt her to the stage, push the quick-disconnect through the hole behind her left leg, and connect the MAC Valve quick-disconnect. Repeat this process for Mr. Munch and Jasper, positioning them according to the measurements in the manual. Finally, on the left side, Chuck E. Position him according to the measurements in the manual, bolt him to the stage, push the quick-disconnect through the hole behind his left leg, and connect the MAC Valve quick-disconnect. The right side is to feature a rotation of guest characters.

It is now time to begin costuming the mechs, starting with Pasqually. Begin with his pants, then his shoes, shirt and apron, hands, mask, and tongue. Next, Helen. First her leggings, then shoes, dress, mask, and wig. Then, Harmony. Begin with her ear levers, then leg fur, skirt, tail, boots, belt, shirt, gloves, vest, bandana, mask, wig, braid mount, ears, and hat. Now Chuck E., starting with his ear levers, shoes, jeans, tail, shirt, hands and arm fur, mask, and ears and guitar strap. From time to time, replace his outfit with the "Pizza Time Redux" version, starting with his pants, shoes, shirt, vest, bowtie, derby hat, and guitar strap. Next we will do Mr. Munch. First his shoes, pants, shirt, hands and arm fur, and mask. Finally, Jasper, starting with his shoes, jeans, shirt and bandana, mask, and guitar strap.

Next is character props, including Pasqually's drum set, Helen's microphone, Chuck E.'s Gibson guitar, Harmony's tambourine, Mr. Munch's Casio electronic keyboard, and Jasper's Fender guitar.

If you have not installed the floor lights, they should be installed at this time. Re-aim and resize all spots for all character positions, and ensure that the new Cyberstar flatscreens are installed and working.

Now, in the control room, ensure that the computer is powered down, remove the entire computer, and install and configure the new computer. Ensure that the new computer is working properly, and connected to ethernet, not wi-fi, in order to receive new showtapes and firmware updates. Hook up the video line to the flat-screen, and hook up your computer cables between characters and gray box, according to the manual. Adjust the high-end of the dual-pressure regulator up to 95 pounds. And finally, use the Looney Bird's Lab program to adjust the show to get correct character movement. This program should come preinstalled with the new computer, and is very user-friendly.

Blue Manual

The blue manual is for locations with the Beta and Beta Cappa Mix configurations.

We will start with stage removal. There is no method to the madness of this task. Gut everything and destroy any and all remaining props. Remove all spotlights, as well, as they will be replaced with a new configuration.

Now, for stage construction. This will be handled by outside contractors overseen by the regional branch manager. Sit back and worry about the food, arcade games, and live shows. Ensure that the Ticket Blaster is in a visible location. If your location still has the trappings of previous Phases, these should be removed in favor of the new ShowBiz Pizza Place interior furnishings.

Upon the completion of stage construction and interior renovation, refer back to the video on installing the Concept Division package at existing 3-Stage locations.

Circles of Light

If you have received this particular video, this means your location has a Circles of Light stage. Like Studio C, this is earmarked for systemwide removal. First, remove the Cyberstar monitors. Next, remove the light backdrop. Then remove the entire lighting system. A new backdrop will be installed later on. Now, Chuck E., if your location has him. Start with his hat, if applicable, shirt, hands, shorts, legs, and shoes. Unbolt the MAC Valve quick-disconnect. Unbolt the character mech, and remove it from the stage. Your manual will list the parts on the mech that are compatible with the new Rockstar animatronics. Hold these for spares, and destroy everything else, as they will not be used again. Finally, remove Chuck E.'s platform. Now, it is time to install the new show. If your Circles of Light was a 3-Stage, install The Rock-afire Explosion. We understand that several Circles of Light locations simply walled off the old 3-Stages. If this is the case, take down the wall, and refer back to the video on 3-Stage installation.

Rocker Stage

This video is specifically for the Rocker Stage in Rockford, Illinois, which will go to the ShowBiz Pizza Time Museum. For this video, a replica will be used. First, remove all props

Japanese States Locations (2015-2016 version)

If you have received this particular video, it means you are about to open a new location in the Japanese States. Show installation requires a different procedure than the shows on the American Mainland.

Before you begin installing the show, there are a couple of things you should be made aware of. First off, Center Stage at locations in the Japanese States do not have trap doors. All animatronics, or AnimeTronics in this case, on Center Stage run on electronics and use their own onboard computers. They are also meant to be able to walk, and therefore should not be bolted to the stage. Should you bolt the AnimeTronics to the stage, you're gonna have a bad time. Characters on Stage Left and Stage Right still require dedicated MAC Valve quick-disconnects and computer lines, and thus, these stages have their own trap doors, dedicated MAC Valve quick-disconnects, and must be connected to an external computer.

This video will focus on installation for Center Stage. Refer to the video on installing the Concept Division package at existing 3-Stage locations in the contiguous states for instructions on Stage Left and Stage Right.

Begin by measuring the centerline of the stage, and install the canvas backdrop. Next, install the props, including the Blackboard, Desk, Chairs, Tea Set, Ritsu's seat, and Chalk in the holder under the blackboard. Position all spots for Center Stage according to the manual.

Character installation compared to other stages is relatively simple. All characters for Center Stage come with cosmetics pre-applied, and must be positioned over contact points to recharge the onboard lithium batteries used for Walk Mode. There is no extra installation necessary, as the contact points and understage charging station was installed during construction, and a trap door is located under the blackboard should maintenance be necessary. Note that there is a fifth contact point. This is for future expansion with Azusa some time around November of 2016. Contact points are also present on Stage Right, as Rolfe is not meant to be a permanent fixture, and Stage Left, for showtapes featuring Nodoka as a guest character; instructions for swapping Nodoka and Billy Bob will be in a future video.

Characters should be installed from left to right in this order: Ritsu, Mugi, Yui, and Mio. Using the Looney Bird's Lab program on the computer, set the characters to Placement Mode, and position the characters according to the measurements in the manual. Confirm that they are correctly placed by checking if the onboard batteries are charging. If not, reposition the characters or check that the charger is working properly, such as cleaning contact points and ensuring there are no crimped wires. Once all characters are properly positioned, resize and readjust all spots for Center Stage, and secure the characters from Placement Mode. If Ritsu's seat is not on the stage at this time, install it and position it according to the measurements in the manual. Now, set Ritsu to Sit Mode to ensure that the mech can properly sit without falling over. Install her drum set, making sure that her left foot is on the pedal for the hi-hat, and her right foot is on pedal for the kick drum. This should be her default position during normal operations. These pedals double as contact points, so make sure they are positioned over the floor-mounted contact points to keep Ritsu charged. Now, position the keyboard in front of Mugi according to the measurements in the manual, and ensure that she can play it. Set Yui and Mio to Guitar Mode, and simply sling their respective guitars over their shoulders.

Install all floor lights for Center Stage and adjust as necessary.

Finally, readjust and resize all spots as necessary, and run the Looney Bird's Lab program to correct any issues with the characters.

The overall positions and look of your stages should resemble these freeze frames.

Japanese States Locations (November 2016-onward version)

If you have received this particular video, it means you are about to open a new location in the Japanese States. Show installation requires a different procedure than the shows on the American Mainland.

Before you begin installing the show, there are a couple of things you should be made aware of. First off, all animatronics, or AnimeTronics in this case, on Center Stage and Stage Right run on electronics and use their own onboard computers. They are also meant to be able to walk, and therefore should not be bolted to the stage. Should you bolt the AnimeTronics to the stage, you're gonna have a bad time. Characters on Stage Left and Stage Right still require dedicated MAC Valve quick-disconnects and computer lines, and thus, these stages have their own trap doors, dedicated MAC Valve quick-disconnects, and must be connected to an external computer.

This video will focus on installation for Center Stage and Stage Right. Refer to the video on installing the Concept Division package at existing 3-Stage locations in the contiguous states for instructions on installing Billy Bob, Looney Bird, and the Smitty's Super Service Station props on Stage Left.

We will start on Center Stage. Begin by measuring the centerline of the stage, and install the canvas backdrop. Next, install the props, including the Blackboard, Desk, Chairs, Tea Set, Ritsu's seat, and Chalk in the holder under the blackboard. Position all spots for Center Stage according to the manual.

Character installation compared to other stages is relatively simple. All characters for Center Stage come with cosmetics pre-applied, and must be positioned over contact points to recharge the onboard lithium batteries used for Walk Mode. There is no extra installation necessary, as the contact points and understage charging station was installed during construction, and a trap door is located under the blackboard should maintenance be necessary. Contact points are also present Stage Left on for showtapes featuring Nodoka as a guest character. Instructions for swapping Nodoka and Billy Bob will be in a future video.

Characters should be installed from left to right in this order: Ritsu, Mugi, Yui, Azusa, and Mio. Using the Looney Bird's Lab program on the computer, set the characters to Placement Mode, and position the characters according to the measurements in the manual. Confirm that they are correctly placed by checking if the onboard batteries are charging. If not, reposition the characters or check that the charger is working properly, such as cleaning contact points and ensuring there are no crimped wires. Once all characters are properly positioned, resize and readjust all spots for Center Stage, and secure the characters from Placement Mode. If Ritsu's seat is not on the stage at this time, install it and position it according to the measurements in the manual. Now, set Ritsu to Sit Mode to ensure that the mech can properly sit without falling over. Install her drum set, making sure that her left foot is on the pedal for the hi-hat, and her right foot is on pedal for the kick drum. This should be her default position during normal operations. Now, position the keyboard in front of Mugi according to the measurements in the manual, and ensure that she can play it. Set Yui, Azusa, and Mio to Guitar Mode, and simply sling their respective guitars over their shoulders.

Finally, install all floor lights for Center Stage and adjust as necessary.

Now Stage Left. Measure the centerline of the stage, and install the canvas backdrop. Next, install the props, including the Bed, Desk, Chair, Lamp, Dresser, Nightstand, Guitar Stand, Guitar, and Window. Your manual may call for stuffed animals, as well, but these are not provided in the package. You are encouraged to go out and purchase stuffed animals from nearby stores, and arrange them however you wish. All costs will be covered by ShowBiz Pizza Time corporate. This is to make each location unique from the other. Now, it is time to install Ui. Like with the other AnimeTronics, the mech comes with cosmetics pre-applied. Unlike with Rolfe, Earl comes separate, and has his own onboard battery so he can move independently of Ui when the showtape calls for it. Position Ui according to the measurements in the manual, and ensure that her onboard battery is charging. Set her right arm to Ventriloquist Mode, and install Earl. He should slip smoothly on.

Finally, readjust and resize all spots as necessary, and run the Looney Bird's Lab program to correct any issues with the characters.

The overall positions and look of your stages should resemble these freeze frames.

Super ShowBiz Pizza

This video is for Super ShowBiz Pizza locations, which are much larger than regular ShowBiz Pizza locations, and feature not only The Rock-afire Explosion, but Ho-kago Tea Time and Munch's Make-Believe Band as well.

New Rock-afire Explosion

If you have received this tape, it means you have a New Rock-afire Explosion in your restaurant. These will be kept for historical flair, as these are critically endangered. Simply install two Cyberstar monitors (one for Mitzi Sr., who will be moved to a separate room, and one for Uncle Klunk), as the third will be used for Rolfe and Earl. Now, remove the Mitzi animatronic, and again, move it to her own room. Install the new Mitzi Jr. animatronic in her place. Retain Mitzi Sr.'s old outfit, as Mitzi Jr. will wear it. Next, it is time to start decorating Mitzi Sr., Uncle Klunk, and Rolfe and Earl's rooms, and installing cameras and other necessary equipment, as they will be displayed live on screen. Now, it is time to start costuming the animatronics. We will start with Mitzi Sr. First, her shoes, then her leg fur, skirt, sweater, and choker necklace. If you have a Looney Bird's,

If you want a New Rock-afire Explosion in your restaurant, then install the stage,

Billy Bob's Wonderland

This video is specifically for the Billy Bob's Wonderland in Barboursville, West Virginia, as part of its conversion into a ShowBiz Pizza Place. As its Rock-afire Explosion is in even worse condition than even the worst 3-Stage Munch's Make-Believe Bands, this will take longer than other videos. Like, seriously, a walkaround Beach Bear head? That's just embarrassing. For this video, a spare Rock-afire Explosion show, which has been altered to resemble the one used in the restaurant, will be used.

First, close all curtains, and install a large 70-inch flatscreen TV provided by Panasonic. This will keep the audience entertained while the band is being restored. Now, remove all props. Next, remove all cosmetics. For the purposes of this video, we'll start on Left Stage, but all three stages will be done at the same time. Start with Billy Bob. First, his mask, then overalls, hand fur, leg fur, and feet, which will need to be unbolted. Next, Looney Bird, who was placed in the wrong area; he is placed to Billy Bob's right instead of his left, resulting in Billy Bob looking away when he's talking to Looney. Remove his barrel, plume, and mask. Now, remove the Smitty's Super Service station background, so it will be reinstalled once the stage is reconstructed, along with all moonshine bottles and pieces of scrap.

It's time to

Hard Luck Bears Jamboree

This video is for the three retrofitted Rock-afire Explosions, which have recently been acquired from Gulliver's Kingdom, Gulliver's Land, and Gulliver's World in Matlock Bath, Warrington, and Milton Keynes, respectively, as part of ShowBiz Pizza Time's expansion into the UK. For this video, a spare Rock-afire Explosion show will be used, retrofitted to resemble the one from Gulliver’s World.

First, remove all props, such as: Choo-Choo's stump

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