Okay, I double checked. It’s September 1st and not April 1st. The reason is that this rumor is kind of big and may be hard for some people to swallow, but it makes perfect sense if true. Screamscape sources tell us that a preliminary deal has been signed between Universal and Blue Man Group for a permanent show location within Citywalk. Well, technically it isn’t currently within Citywalk... the plan is to completely transform the old Nickelodeon Studios building into a new theater for the Blue Man Group and build a new entrance pathway for the show building somewhere between the Hard Rock Cafe and the USF exit plaza. Of course the new building will be completely blue and the outside will be completely renovated to give it more of a presence. The show itself may be a copy of the new Las Vegas show and obviously it’s clear to see that this is being done to compete with Disney’s Cirque Do Soleil offering at Downtown Disney. From the sound of things, the new show could open by next year so things should start to happen quickly if the final contracts are signed.
Sounds like the old Nickolodeon building *could* be turned into a permanent building for the Blue Man Group. I really don't understand why they would do this...They should gut the building out and put a ride in there. Universal needs a new thrill ride.
After seeing both shows, BMG and O by CDS in Las Vegas, I actually prefer the BMG. It was vey weird, cool, interesting, and amazing and I think UO would be making a GREAT descicion by putting this in. It would be much better than an empty lot and I think the BMG would fit perfectly in UO.
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