I figured it out, I still think it is a very annoying feature to be set on by default. I actually went to the set up menu before watching the movie in case Disney pulled an "OZ the Great and Powerful" and defaulted to DD 2.0 for the soundtrack. I didn't even notice the intermission option.
Well I got confused by that too...because I completely forgot the Muppet Movie doesn't switch to stereo until the rainbow shows up in the opening titles!
I also wish they'd have added the deleted scenes...I never realized the movie had deleted scenes until I read the other thread. I wonder if those were added for a tv version? Or just existed on European home video???