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|title=<center>Nickelodeon Studios Opening Day Celebration</center>
 
|title=<center>Nickelodeon Studios Opening Day Celebration</center>
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|image=NickStudiosOpeningDay-TitleCard.jpg
|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.  
|status=<span style="color:orange;">'''Partially Found'''</span>
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|status=<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
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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>
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> 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 Scan of a press release for the special.] Last retrieved 11 Mar 2015.</ref>
 
  
 
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.
 
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==
 
==Availability==
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.
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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.
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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.
  
On December 3, 2017 YouTube user "Chris Graves" uploaded the final 48 minutes of the special, leaving around 80 minutes still missing.
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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.
  
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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   |description1 =The restored version of the full three hour broadcast of the special.
 
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   |description2 =The full three hour broadcast of the special.
 
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===Images===
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Nsgo press release.jpeg|A press release for the presentation.
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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==
 
==References==
 
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Latest revision as of 23:25, 23 May 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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

The restored version of the full three hour broadcast of the special.
The full three hour broadcast of the special.

Images[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]