A Day in the Park with Barney reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for A Day in the Park with Barney, a live show in Woody Woodpecker's Kidzone at Universal Studios Florida.
Written by Jorge Arnoldson
The queue empties into a covered pre-show area that looks upon an odd-looking house facade, covered in pipes, knobs and doors. It's home to a unique character, Mr. (or Mrs.) Peek-A-Boo (whose nickname just happens to be the same as his/her favorite game). There's a small song and some cute gags before we're led into the main show building.
Inside? It's a fake park, but it's done in a very convincing manner and it's also air conditioned! A lot of special effects have been added to the room to change the setting from a sunny day to a starry night, and leaves and snow fall from the ceiling at certain points of the show. There's an elevated, circular stage in the center where Barney, Baby-Bop and B.J. sing and dance.
Barney marches to the ever-popular "Barney Theme Song", dances to a number of different popular tunes, some old and some new, before wrapping up with the traditional "I Love You" song. After the show, guests exit out into Barney's Backyard, an indoor activity center for the little tykes, where they can also get their picture taken, if but briefly, with Barney himself.
After the show, the theater empties into Barney's Backyard, a highly themed indoor play area.
why is this attraction still open? - Javi Badillo
For those with kids these is a solid attraction and well done, the post show play area is also a nice distraction - robert morris
I went into this one during a thunderstorm. I fell asleep during it. Another great waste of space in the WoodyWoodPecker zone! Barney isn't even shown on TV any more. 3/10 - D H
Can someone please explain to me why an attraction targeted toward the littlest kids would not allow strollers? It's absolutely ridiculous. We tried to bring our girls in and were kicked out because of the strollers, and told to carry the kids in if they were too small to walk. My husband and I tried explaining that we have triplets and between the two of us we can't carry three babies at once, but the employees refused to allow the strollers. They were very rude about it, too; they didn't even take the trouble to be polite. Not allowing strollers at the Barney show is like not allowing people in cowboy hats into a Garth Brooks concert. Insane. - Heather Olson
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