Nickelodeon Studios Opening Day Celebration (partially found live broadcast; 1990)
|The special's title screen, taken from the surviving initial hour of footage.|
Nickelodeon Studios was a TV filming studio and family attraction based in Universal Studios Florida. It was operational from June 7th, 1990 to April 30th, 2005 after declining popularity and usefulness in the early 2000s. When it first opened, Nickelodeon aired a special for the event simply titled Nickelodeon Studios Opening Day Celebration. The event was hosted by several Nick personalities, such as Double Dare host Marc Summers.
The special was three hours long (5PM to 8PM) and showcased the studio's attractions (along with some of Universal's) and also featured several celebrity appearances from the likes of Bill Cosby, Steven Spielberg, and Will Wheaton. It also featured games, pre-recorded skits, and musical performances from acts such as teen R&B trio Perfect Gentlemen, girl group The Cover Girls, and hip-hop duo Kid 'n Play.
Despite efforts to find the whole special, only the first hour has ever resurfaced via an incomplete VHS recording made during the broadcast.
- Wikipedia article on Nickelodeon Studios. Last retrieved 11 Mar 2015.
- Scan of a press release for the special. Last retrieved 11 Mar 2015.
- "Quest to Find the Entire Nickelodeon Studios Opening Day Celebration" Facebook page. Last retrieved 11 Mar 2015.