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|imagecaption=The special's title screen, taken from the surviving initial hour of footage.
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|imagecaption=The opening card for the special.  
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|datefound=19 Mar 2021
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|foundby=[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa7Zi1yqSoPi7H8vtuCVV3Q This Old Tape]
 
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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 in 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.<ref>[http://lostmediawiki.com/images/2/2a/Nickelodeon_studios_press_release.jpg A scan of a press release for the special.] Retrieved 11 Mar '15</ref>
  
Airing for the first and only time on the 7th of June, 1990, on Nickelodeon, was a special 3 hour live unveiling of Nickelodeon Studios (a then-new amusement park/recording studio) at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, aptly titled '''''Nickelodeon Studios Opening Day Celebration'''''; it was hosted by a collective of Nickelodeon personalities including ''Double Dare'' host Marc Summers.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickelodeon_Studios Wikipedia article on Nickelodeon Studios.] Last retrieved 11 Mar 2015.</ref>
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The special was three hours long (5 P.M. to 8 P.M.) 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.
  
From 5PM through 8PM, the special showcased the studio's attractions (including some from Universal Studios) and was interspersed with celebrity appearances from the likes of Bill Cosby, Steven Spielberg and Will Wheaton, as well as 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.
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==Availability==
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Despite efforts to find the whole special<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Quest-to-Find-the-Entire-Nickelodeon-Studios-Opening-Day-Celebration/207310666034549 Facebook post on finding the entire ''Nickelodeon Studios Opening Day Celebration'' recording.] Retrieved 11 Mar '15</ref>, for the longest time only the first hour ever resurfaced via an incomplete VHS recording made during the broadcast.
  
Of the 3 hours of footage, only the first hour has ever resurfaced, via an incomplete VHS recording made during the broadcast and subsequently posted online. A Facebook page has been set up with the express purpose of unearthing the remaining 2 hours, although sadly, their efforts remain unfulfilled; as of this writing, the bulk of the special remains unattainable.
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On December 3rd, 2017, YouTube user "Chris Graves" uploaded the final 48 minutes of the special (with commercials), leaving around 80 minutes still missing.
  
Nickelodeon Studios was officially closed in April of 2005 due to a decline in attendance, partly brought on by Nickelodeon's transition from game shows to sitcoms, the latter of which required a closed set (which Nickelodeon Studios did not cater to) in order to produce. The surviving hour of footage is available via YouTube and can be seen below.
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On March 19th, 2021, YouTube user [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa7Zi1yqSoPi7H8vtuCVV3Q This Old Tape] uploaded the full three-hour broadcast of the special, making it the first time in more than 30 years that the special has been seen in full.
  
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==Gallery==
 
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  |description1 =The full three hour broadcast of the special.
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==External Links==
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickelodeon_Studios Wikipedia article on Nickelodeon Studios.]
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*[https://archive.org/details/nickelodeon-studios-opening-day-celebration-all-3-hours Archive.org mirror of the full three hour special.]
  
== References ==
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== External links ==
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Revision as of 18:38, 20 March 2021

NickStudiosOpeningDay-TitleCard.jpg

The opening card for the special.

Status: Found

Date found: 19 Mar 2021

Found by: This Old Tape

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 in 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.[1]

The special was three hours long (5 P.M. to 8 P.M.) 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.

Availability

Despite efforts to find the whole special[2], for the longest time only the first hour ever resurfaced via an incomplete VHS recording made during the broadcast.

On December 3rd, 2017, YouTube user "Chris Graves" uploaded the final 48 minutes of the special (with commercials), leaving around 80 minutes still missing.

On March 19th, 2021, YouTube user This Old Tape uploaded the full three-hour broadcast of the special, making it the first time in more than 30 years that the special has been seen in full.

Gallery

The full three hour broadcast of the special.

External Links

References