Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Musical
Universal Studios Hollywood:
When will it open?
From rob bade
Posted March 11, 2009 at 2:06 PM
Does anyone know when ( specifically) the new
Creature from the Black Lagoon musical attraction at Universal Hollywood opens ?
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All Universal has announced was Spring of 2009. It is rumored that they want to have it open by Memorial Day.
From Gareth H
Posted March 11, 2009 at 6:18 PM
I noticed that over at Universal Orlando, the time board for Fear Factor has been removed.
Currently the show was closed as its quiet season and it was a good way to reduce operational costs.
Wondering if maybe this is a subtle way to end something that was awful in the first place! Remove stuff bit by bit until no one notices its actually gone, then bring in a new show.
I really hope so!
Anyone know if they'll replace Fear Factor in Orlando as well? A Black Lagoon musical sounds pretty campy, but I've seen Fear Factor once, and that was enough. Not a bad show, but bring on Creature in Orlando!
From Tony Duda
Posted March 14, 2009 at 7:39 PM
Universal Studios Orlando still has the Beetlejuice musical show which is getting on in years even though I like this live show. Maybe they will change that. I also saw Fear Factor once and that was more than enough. It even ended early when the hanging cars part had some kind of malfunction.
From Rob P
Posted March 17, 2009 at 4:11 AM
I'm with Tony and Sylvain on this.
Fear Factor didn't really impress me at all. As they say: once you've seen it then that's it. It isn't a show that makes me want to go time and again.
Beetlejuice is another matter. I know this show has drawn some bad reviews of late. But I still like it. Yes....it needs a tweak here and there to keep it fresh but whenever we visit ( and if it's running ) then we always go.
I'll never forget taking my shy sister-in-law to see it. When B-J came out into the audience and sat next to her and did the routine it was hilarious. I cried laughing at her embarrassment and it set us all up to enjoy the rest of our day at Universal. Now THAT's entertainment !
Rob. As for the Black Lagoon. I don't know anything about the proposed musical but the concept does appeal to me. I think , done properly, it could be a hoot.
The show opens on July 1. All this week there have been rehearsal shows open to guests. Usually two per day. The soft opening in the week of June 28.
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