Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby Hercules » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:59 am

I love your take on this attraction! If there was one thing I really enjoyed on our trip to Disney last year it was this.

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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby RoCo » Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:01 pm

Electerik wrote:Image

Not long ago, there was a man named Harry Osborn. He lived a happy life in a place called "Arkansas," until his dad went crazy and dropped some blond chick off a bridge...

So... is THIS what "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" is about?
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby BarryH » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:50 pm

I am anxiously awating "the ghetto festival of Christmas lights." Obviously, it's not at Disney.

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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby Electerik » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:56 pm

triggernel wrote:Erik did you find the Black Cat?

Sadly, no. Just my bad luck, I guess.

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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby senna » Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:43 am

I just got back from there and really enjoyed the lights, that part of the park I never bother with so this made it 100% better.

I just wish it had not been so cold, the car was frozen when we got out.

Great pictures, mine did not come out as well.

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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby Electerik » Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:05 am

I worked at Universal Orlando for four years--and even drove floats in the Mardi Gras parade--but, for some reason, I'd never seen the Macy's Holiday Parade at Universal Studios Florida before.

I enjoyed it. And, there was more going on than just the parade....
This picture has it all: a theme park, balloons, and a child falling on his face.
An elderly Shrek looks down on the streets of USF.
"Hello, I am flower-crotch bear. Will you be my friend?"
Smisty was excited to see Horton there.
Even Krusty has gotten into the Christmas spirit, and he's Jewish!
Yes, the park is filled with balloon displays and I'm already out of funny captions.
Either this balloon is not well placed, or the speaker isn't.
The Cat in the Hat looks appropriately gay.
Grover! Does SeaWorld know about this??
It's snowing on Delancey Street.
The Blues Brothers have a rather interesting tree set up on their stage.
So, so many candy cane jokes, and none of them appropriate for a family website.
"Holiday Village" consists of special (temporary) shops, food stands, and games.
This makes glass or grows pot or something. Anyway, it's a craft.
Well, who wouldn't want a Rasta Santa hat?
Yes, it's the soothing Christmastime melodies of Toxic Audio.
Intriguing food options...
...and Holiday-themed games of chance.
Garfield has taken up residence outside The Mummy. I'm sure the connection there is obvious.
There is an animatronic squirrel in the Christmas tree.
Oh crap, the man is here.
Ooh, time for the parade!
This balloon got tired of floating and decided to ride behind a truck instead.
I love that someone is trying to trip the marching band. [Lower right.]
Balloon handler is a glamorous job.
Uncle Sam approves of this sex parade.
66P1214625.JPG it's a truck carrying a float of a car towing a jukebox?
I think it's a rule that when you have a parade, you have to include any vehicles you just have lying around.
Crazy backwards weirdo taxi with headless driver and a monkey.
Hmmm, what's this?
Oh, it's the ice skating Central Park Shrek float!
This picture make balloon handing look really difficult. It was a bit windy this day, too.
I like pirates.
Hey, it's Scooby and his friend! (A joke that only people who've actually worked at Universal have any chance at all of getting. Sorry.)
Pirate butt.
Yeah, cheerleaders are hot, but you know what this parade really needs?
There we go.
Isn't that the villain from those Narnia books?
They accidentally filled this balloon with bricks. Oopsy.
Hey baby, I'm God's gift to you. Look for me under your tree. [That would probably have worked better if the Christmas tree chicks were in front, I admit.]
Best. Parade. Ever.
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby Jakizle » Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:47 am

Thanks for the pictures! I've been to the park a few times this Holiday season but never actually saw the parade.

Watch it with the ornaments though, the blue one is one of my best friend's roommates ;)

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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby gisco » Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:57 am

It seems kind of funny to see people bundled up in Florida!

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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby senna » Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:05 pm

I have tbh I thought the parade at Universal was rubbish and went on far too long. You could hear the people walking in front of the floats and people shouting at them etc.

Maybe it is because I did not really understand what it means to people, I do not know, but not many people in the park seemed to be that bothered with it.

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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby BeemerBoy » Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:07 am

Thank you, Indiana. I loved this report!
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