Blue Man Group close up shop in Orlando after 14 years
click image Photo courtesy Blue Man Group/FacebookWhile this is the end of our run at Universal Orlando, we hope our fans will visit when we safely reopen in Las Vegas, New York, Chicago and Boston. 💙 pic.twitter.com/09Votg0zuu — Blue Man Group (@bluemangroup) February 1, 2021With a tweet — perhaps ironic for a group notable for their stoic silence during performances — posted on Monday , the Blue Man Group's 14-year run in Orlando officially came to an end. Amid growing rumors that the Blue Man Group production at Universal Orlando's CityWalk would not reopen — shows were halted back in March and never restarted — the brief announcement both confirmed "the end of [their] run at Universal Orlando" and hyped eventual reopenings in Las Vegas, New York, Chicago and Boston.Since opening in 2006, the Blue Man Group's Universal outpost has put on more more than 6,000 shows, but in recent years has been plagued with shrinking audiences and financial troubles on the part of parent company Cirque du Soleil (Cirque bought the BMG in 2017). Not to mention, it almost goes without saying, the body blows that COVID-19 has inflicted on Central Florida's tourism industry.Universal Orlando has so far done their best Blue Man Group impression and remained silent as to what will replace the theater and attraction.orlandoweekly.com
Blue Man Group is leaving Universal Orlando Resort
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Blue Man Group is bidding farewell to Universal Orlando Resort. While this is the end of our run at Universal Orlando, we hope our fans will visit when we safely reopen in Las Vegas, New York, Chicago and Boston. 💙 pic.twitter.com/09Votg0zuu — Blue Man Group (@bluemangroup) February 1, 2021Before the coronavirus pandemic forced all the theme parks and shows to close, the Blue Man Group was entertaining audiences nightly at the resort. “Blue Man Group will not be returning to Universal Orlando as we move to adjust our entertainment for the future,” Universal officials said in a statement. AdThe Blue Man Group first began at Universal Orlando back in 2007 and has been operating in a building located in between Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.
Blue Man Group may leave Orlando for good — has Universal outgrown them?
click to enlarge Image via Universal OrlandoBlue Man Group at Universal Orlandoclick to enlarge Image via Universal OrlandoBlue Man Group at Universal OrlandoGuy Laliberte, once a struggling street artist, was now a billionaire. The empty studios allowed Universal to bring in its answer to Cirque du Soleil.The Blue Man Group opened in the space, rebranded as the Sharp Aquos Theater, in 2007. Six days before Blue Man Group's debut, Universal announced it would be opening a new land dedicated to the Harry Potter film franchise. “Blue Man Group was seen as a way for Cirque to diversify, as they knew their core business had hit a plateau. The Blue Man Group theater, rarely filled to capacity, could now be better used as expanded space in the crowd theme parks.orlandoweekly.com
Here's why there will be a giant volcano in downtown Orlando this weekend
ORLANDO, Fla. - The Orlando Science Center introduced an explosive addition to this year's Immerse event: a 10-foot tall volcano. Immerse is a yearly arts and culture festival held in downtown Orlando to bring attention to the city's innovation and creativity. The volcano will be grounded at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Church Street on Friday only. Starting at 5 p.m., real flames that will make visitors erupt with joy will shoot from the volcano every 15 minutes. Since more than 1,000 artists and musicians will be taking their craft to the streets, many of downtown Orlando's road will be closed.
Florida residents offered discount for Blue Man Group performance at Universal
ORLANDO, Fla. - If you are looking for a family-friendly event for this season, Universal has an affordable answer. Florida residents can get a limited time, exclusive offer on tickets to Blue Man Group and Universal CityWalk. Adult tickets are $54 plus tax and $29 plus tax for children. The Blue Man Group offers an experience with a mix of comedy, theater and a concert suitable for guests of all ages. The Blue Man Group tickets also include free admission to select Universal CityWalk clubs, valid on the date you attend the performance.