Published: June 3, 2006 at 6:23 PMshudder...
Published: June 3, 2006 at 9:21 PMWow, they really love their job, and they have way too much time on their hands!
Published: June 3, 2006 at 10:32 PMI think that is pretty cool, like one of the previous respondants to make a comment yes they do have to much time on their hands, if only more light hearted films were made and collected and put to a DVD as I am sure people would buy it. As gives a whole new dimension to attraction presenters they are real afterall.
Published: June 3, 2006 at 11:10 PMThis is just... brilliant.
First, if Universal's PR department wasn't at least tangentially involved with this, it should have been, because this is the most convincing piece of video marketing for a theme park attraction I've ever seen. Forget Disney's made-for-cable Everest special. This piece made me what to get on a plane for Orlando... to go ride Jaws with this crew, before they find other gigs or Universal foolishly closes it again.
The piece exudes love and pride for this attraction and the employees' role in it, while maintaining an irreverent attitude throughout. That's a tough balance. The director did an outstanding job, and everyone involved deserves congratulations.
Seriously, Universal, you've got to show these folks some love here.
One other issue: The piece illuminates the rivalry between attraction crews that makes working in a theme park so much fun. If I were still working Tom Sawyer Island or Pirates (my two main locations back in the day at the MK), I'd be *dying* to match this effort with a video of our own. But I cannot imagine that Disney, with its, um, information control issues, would ever allow it.
Published: June 5, 2006 at 12:06 PMIt was there Robert, I replied to Chris's original thread on it. Think it was under his Universal Studios Update thread which has now been Archived!
Published: June 5, 2006 at 7:32 PMSorry Chris. I hadn't seen your post before submitting the video.
That said, I find the whole thing brilliant. Universal would be smart to take advantage of this.
Published: June 5, 2006 at 8:24 PMIt's cool Jason, I posted the following a day prior to your post...
Published: June 5, 2006 at 8:29 PMI'm amazed at how much this has caught on over the past few days.