The Blog Flume Filter for August 29, 2013
Written by Jeff Elliott
Universal Studios Hollywood – Axe day is coming very soon — in fact it is next Monday, September 2. Axe day is the day that many attractions are getting the axe and will close down permanently at the end of the day. Among the attractions looking at the Axe are: The Curious George play area, Flintstones games area, Nickelodeon store, and the Mummy's Tomb on the studio tour. The Gibson Amphitheater is going to make it to Friday, but probably not much further than that. The replacement? Harry Potter and the Goblet of Cash, of course.Tweet
Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights – Those of us who could never get a date during high school turned to hobbies that would ensure that we never felt the soft, warm embrace of a companion. And these people have quite the hobby. On the second video, I think I would be more scared if I knew more than about three words of Spanish.
Islands of Adventure – One of the people in our spy network just came across a permit to put in a construction trailer in the Jurassic Park area for 18 months. The little games area that I have heard about in the Jurassic Park area is certainly not an 18-month project, and I have heard nothing about a refurbishment of the existing Jurassic Park River Adventure. I wonder what they are up to?
Disneyland – As the assistant director of the University of Denver Pep Band, I just want you all to know that the conductor is the person that stands out in front of all of the really talented people, waves a stick, and kisses babies. The real workhorse in any band is the assistant director. Just saying…
Disney's Magic Kingdom – I really really really like the remote control fire hydrant. I can only imagine how frustrated my dog would get if he lifted his leg and the hydrant took off on him. He would proba- SQUIRREL!
Disney's Animal Kingdom – There is some work going on out in the middle of the pond. What the spy network tells us (read as wild speculation) is that they are looking into a nighttime show similar to but not an exact copy of World of Color. Although it could also be them clearing an area for the branches of the tree to carefully fall, who knows?
Action Park - Until we get the next installment of Lost Parks here is a good part one of a documentary on a completely crazy amusement park. This water park sounds like a heck of a lot of fun, assuming you took all of your limbs home with you at the end of the day. FYI, for those of you with a gentle disposition, there are a couple of lightly objectionable words, so put your headphones on.
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