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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby boweryboy » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:10 pm

They did this same show when they were in Seattle last year.

I loved the giant iPhone skit and the finale was mindblowing. I was enthralled by the giant glowing balls. The people on the mainfloor kept bouncing them up to us in the balcony. For a brief moment my partner and I felt like giddy little kids. When it was over we were all "Boy...I'd hate to be the guy who has to clean up that mess everynight."
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby boweryboy » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:15 pm

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Is....Is that somebodys esophagus? :|


Yes. They go into the audience with one of those fiber optic cameras and pick a person at random (I think).

Since I was up in the balcony (not at this particular venue but in Seattle) I don't know if they actually crammed it down his throat but it was pretty...umm... gross yet funny at the same time.

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby MrJazzHands » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:18 pm

Oh damn, that's freaking sweet. Now I completely regret not seeing that Seattle show last year. haha, I guess it's time to make a trip to Orlando. xD

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:59 pm

Blue Man Group has posted a time lapse video of the complete rebuild of the Sharp Aquos Theatre's stage in preparation for the revamped show's upcoming debut.

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby eddytheviper » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:08 am

boweryboy wrote:Since I was up in the balcony (not at this particular venue but in Seattle) I don't know if they actually crammed it down his throat but it was pretty...umm... gross yet funny at the same time.


If I recall correctly, they don't actually stick it down their necks...

I remember watching a 'behind the scenes' type thing where they said they agree with an audience member before the show to be a part of the show but, they cut into video where a scope being used in a medical experiment, it's rather seamless as it goes dark on the screen when the audience member closes their mouth and that's the point where the video plays.

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:58 am

I caught the Blue Man Group in NYC years ago, and the theatre was filled with talk tubes--each seat in the audience had one. That's how they asked if people wanted to particiapate in that version of the show.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby omgitsmatt93 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:11 pm

Does anyone know a specific opening date for hollywood drive in golf? Since it is supposed to open this month and this month only has 3 days left I figured they may have announced something.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:24 pm

http://www.facebook.com/hollywoodgolf

We will not sell alcohol, but it is allowed. However, there is no smoking while on the course. We will have a discount for AP holders. We have a tournament idea in the works, but it is a long way down the road. We are focused on getting the course ready for all of you!

2/29 is not an opening date. That is the latest date that we will open. We could open earlier. We will set a tee time in person, but not over the phone.

We have two holes left to finish, but that should be completed tomorrow. There are also numerous special effects to be completed and fine tuned, as well as lots of small details and touch ups.

Hopefully, the group in front of you has finished the hole before you are ready to play. When that doesn't happen, we have a staff member on the course to encourage slower groups to allow faster groups to play through and diffuse any problems. Also, there is no dull moment out there. It isn't like waiting in line for a coaster, you are already on the attraction!
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby XYZ » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:26 pm

I could see this golf course being a success as there are tons of golf courses in the Orlando vicinity. Having the golf course on Universal property will put a much higher chance of success. Also, the low maitenance fees should give Universal a good amount of profit.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:48 pm

For anyone that hasn't gotten to see this mini golf course, it's going to be INSANE. I can't wait to play on it!
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