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Special Effects Show

JS610

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Apr 9, 2022
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Orange County CA
Saw this today. Great fun as always, performers were fantastic. The end sequence with the astronaut on wires was cut, but that fire burn makes for a spectacular final sequence. The theater was filled to the brim, but some stragglers were entering about 5 minutes before and got seats. I imagine this will be quite popular in its limited run
 

Wesker69

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Mar 17, 2015
2,378
Burbank, CA
Just need to remind everyone that the Creature Musical debuted 13 years ago (as of this past friday). He's still hung... hung.. hungry.

Really? I have a childhood memory of seeing it at USH in the early 2000s. Am I totally making that up?
USH had a Marvel meet-n-greet long ago. They also had a restaurant. And of course, the very short-lived Spiderman Rocks show.
 

Paulio

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Apr 28, 2016
1,393
Northern California
Really? I have a childhood memory of seeing it at USH in the early 2000s. Am I totally making that up?
Unfortunately yes. USH had Marvel appearances, but by 2007, it decided to get rid of them as it wasn't doing anything meaningful in the park (no Marvel attraction in the park) and thereby costing them money. Spider-Man was rumored to be in the building where the Mummy ride is now, but Universal elected to use the Mummy roller coaster as a replacement for E.T. instead. In hindsight, if they ever foresee the MCU being so popular later on or expand the park by tearing down a few soundstages under Comcast, I'm sure USH would have kept the Marvel rights on the West Coast.
 
Aug 1, 2018
1,479
Los Angeles
Just need to remind everyone that the Creature Musical debuted 13 years ago (as of this past friday). He's still hung... hung.. hungry.


USH had a Marvel meet-n-greet long ago. They also had a restaurant. And of course, the very short-lived Spiderman Rocks show.
Marvel mania was short lived. it replaced my favorite restaurant Victoria Station. Food: Marvel Mania - theStudioTour.com
 

BatCom

Newcomer
May 8, 2018
70
Unfortunately yes. USH had Marvel appearances, but by 2007, it decided to get rid of them as it wasn't doing anything meaningful in the park (no Marvel attraction in the park) and thereby costing them money. Spider-Man was rumored to be in the building where the Mummy ride is now, but Universal elected to use the Mummy roller coaster as a replacement for E.T. instead. In hindsight, if they ever foresee the MCU being so popular later on or expand the park by tearing down a few soundstages under Comcast, I'm sure USH would have kept the Marvel rights on the West Coast.
I might actually be thinking of "Tarzan Rocks" from Animal Kingdom, haha.
 

TheUniC6

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Oct 10, 2021
201
In what might be the start of the end, Special Effects Stage is effectively going seasonal for the rest of 2022, playing mostly on Weekends

A sign the F&F rumors could be legit and SES is going to go the way of the dodo bird once SNW opens in early 2023.
 

Freak

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Jan 10, 2013
5,782
No man's land: SoCal
In what might be the start of the end, Special Effects Stage is effectively going seasonal for the rest of 2022, playing mostly on Weekends

Even during the peak Holiday rush? Yeah it sounds like those F&F coaster rumors sound more likely.

I’m worried about next year’s HHN. Hopefully they’ll have a show in the plaza or it will be a linepocolypse from 2014 all over again.
 
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Jerroddragon

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Jun 27, 2017
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Well going to have to see both at least once more

Was about to say......dam its going to be hard without these two shows...then I remembered Mario is around the corner
 
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