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Why dosent Universal orlando make easy changes?

Universal Orlando: Im going to Universal in a week, last went in september 2007. A lot of the rides you cant change quickly. But the horror make up show, the same, beatle juice, the same. Why cant they change the stuff that wouldnt take that much effort and money?

From Shannon Nelson
Posted May 4, 2012 at 5:40 PM
Had a question about Universal Orlando's smaller attractions. Why dont they change up some things, unlike some attractions which take a few years to plan like Harry Potter. Universal could change some things up like a new script for the horror make up show with little effort.


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From Shannon Nelson
Posted May 4, 2012 at 12:33 AM
the last time I saw the horror make up show was in september 2007. Mark James, and Alex Ross. First time I saw it I thought Mark James was a real make up artist, the next day, Mark James was playing Alex Ross. Ok they were actors. It was the same show the whole week. The funniest thing was the last show I saw before I left the one guy who looks like Richard Branson was ad libbing in the routine and accidentally said v***na for reasons I still cant figure out. But other than that odd moment the same. When I knew i was going back this May, I was looking on Youtube at some videos of the new rides. While doing that I found a video of the makeup show from august 2010, 3 years after I had been. THE EXACT SAME ROUTINE. You cant go changing stuff the size of Harry Potter and the Hulk once a month. But the make up show needs a new script, or a novel idea, actully show people some horror make up instead of a 20 minute comedy routine. Wouldnt take a lot of effort to make changes to that show and stuff like beatle juice review. The space for the twister ride could be changed fairly easy. So why dosent Universal, which I still really like or I wouldnt be going, make very reasonable changes that could freshen things up without making serious overhauls?

From Albino Pygmy
Posted May 4, 2012 at 7:20 PM
As far as I know, Beetlejuice has been through 3 different versions, I've seen all 3, and kinda like the current one, however I can do without hip and hop. Horror Makeup show had several minor updates to the shows as they released more horror movies and then explained how they did it. The biggest change was when they removed the fly pods which used to be the ending, but now it's scooby doo on steroids, which is still a good gag but didn't have the cool factor as the fly pods did. I personally like the show as it is, with minor updates being added every now and then. If they do need to overhaul it, I hope they don't change the comedic feel, which makes this show one of Universal's hidden gems. What Universal should be updating or changing is Fear Factor and Animal Actors, and figure out something do with the old Murder She Wrote/Herc & Xena building, Terminator could go, even Shrek is getting dated. Despicable Me is coming soon, and looks like it'll breathe some new life into that area of the park again, and they're changing the store near ET to all things Spongebob, which makes me wonder if Spongebob is getting a whole store devoted to him . . . will we see more of him in the form of a show or attraction?

From N B
Posted May 5, 2012 at 1:23 AM
In all our visits, I can't bring myself to see Beetlejuice.... the makeup show has changed a few times, but nothing major. Shrek 4D is nice to knock off the list as soon as you head down the main drag, but we rarely see it twice in an 8 day stay.

I told my wife I want to sign up to be in the Fear Factor show this time around, but that is another one time only visit as well.

I would love to see MIB get some upgrades, especially with MIB III coming out soon.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted May 5, 2012 at 3:27 AM
Shannon, what's wrong with saying "v***na?"

Verona is just a city here in New Jersey :)

From Dominick D
Posted May 5, 2012 at 5:42 AM
You can always muffle in your hand if you wanna say v****a.

From Joseph Catlett
Posted May 5, 2012 at 7:10 AM
Since we are going slightly off topic. Vagina is a perfectly acceptable medical term. Say it with me...vagina, buttocks, breast, patella, cartoid artery. These are NOT dirty words. Let's grow up people.

From James Trexen
Posted May 5, 2012 at 8:27 AM
Albino, Spongebob is in fact getting his own store/meet and greet area. However, since Jimmy Neutron has closed and Spongebob has become paler than what it used to be, I can't see another ride. However, if the merchandise continues to sell well and the second movie proves well at the box office, which I'm a little skeptical of, something new may be done.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted May 5, 2012 at 8:28 AM
^ "Slightly?"

I'm still trying to figure out why a guy in a horror make-up show would need to use the word in the first place...

From Joseph Catlett
Posted May 5, 2012 at 9:03 AM
Mike, the only reason I brought it up was because people were treating it as if it was a dirty word.
I agree with you, and am trying to figure out in what context vagina was used in the show.

Wouldn't that be a fun topic for discussion....HOW TO INCORPORATE THE WORD VAGINA INTO YOUR FAVORITE THEME PARK ATTRACTION.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted May 5, 2012 at 9:18 AM
^^Oooohh...my mind is working in very dark ways after reading that, Joseph. Tunnel Of Love, anyone?

From Shannon Nelson
Posted May 5, 2012 at 10:32 AM
I know vagina isnt a dirty word, it just seemed odd when there were kids in the audience, and it was almost 5 years ago, I cant remember why it was said, but for some weird reason the guy went off script and when he said it you could tell he didnt mean to. It was just funny and suprising at the time, just cant remember the context. He was making a joke, just cant remember the joke, just remember that he said that.

From Albino Pygmy
Posted May 6, 2012 at 5:03 PM
UVULA! There, glad to get that out of my system :)

From Dominick D
Posted May 6, 2012 at 6:50 PM
If Spongebob can say uvula then it's appropriate.

From Anita Norman
Posted May 24, 2012 at 6:30 AM
IMHO if it works don't fix it! We saw both Beetlejuice and Horror Makeup Show last August and thoroughly loved them both. My 9 year old daughter can't wait to get back and see Beetlejuice again.....it is the only attraction that she actually mentions that she wants to do again!

p.s. here is my contribution to the side discussion....penis! :)

From Manny Rodriguez
Posted May 24, 2012 at 8:46 AM
WHAAT Why that conversation is far gone leave it be!!!!!

From Anita Norman
Posted May 25, 2012 at 3:59 AM
Just didn't want the boys to be feeling left out ;)

From Mike Gallagher
Posted May 25, 2012 at 4:00 AM
Thank you, Anita.

From Manny Rodriguez
Posted May 25, 2012 at 12:30 PM
True So True

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