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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://lostmediawiki.com/images/2/2a/Nickelodeon_studios_press_release.jpg Scan of a press release for the special.] Last retrieved 11 Mar 2015.</ref>
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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 popularity and usefulness in the early 2000s.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickelodeon_Studios Wikipedia article on Nickelodeon Studios.] Last retrieved 11 Mar 2015.</ref> On its opening day, however, 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 Scan of a press release for the special.] Last retrieved 11 Mar 2015.</ref>
  
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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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.
  
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.<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Quest-to-Find-the-Entire-Nickelodeon-Studios-Opening-Day-Celebration/207310666034549 "Quest to Find the Entire Nickelodeon Studios Opening Day Celebration" Facebook page.] Last retrieved 11 Mar 2015.</ref>
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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 "Quest to Find the Entire Nickelodeon Studios Opening Day Celebration" Facebook page.] Last retrieved 11 Mar 2015.</ref>, only the first hour has ever resurfaced via an incomplete VHS recording made during the broadcast.
  
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.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickelodeon_Studios Wikipedia article on Nickelodeon Studios.] Last retrieved 11 Mar 2015.</ref> The surviving hour of footage is available via YouTube and can be seen below.
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Revision as of 18:27, 7 January 2017

The special's title screen, taken from the surviving initial hour of footage.

Status: Partially Found


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.[1] On its opening day, however, 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.[2]

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.

Availability

Despite efforts to find the whole special[3], only the first hour has ever resurfaced via an incomplete VHS recording made during the broadcast.

Gallery

Hour one of the special.

References