Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #61 – HHN and Universal Singapore

Written by MiceChat Staff. Posted in Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood, Podcasts, Universal Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Orlando, Universal Studios

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Published on August 01, 2013 at 12:01 am with 5 Comments

It’s time for another UUOP.  On this one, as well as the news, we have the second of Darren’s “Dead Man’s Die-Gest” segments and an interview with Brent Young, whose company worked on the Madagascar ride at Universal Studios Singapore.

More of the houses have been announced for this years Halloween Horror Nights at both Universal Studios Florida and Universal Hollywood and you can join us as Darren delves deeper in to these announcements.

For our main segment we take the focus off the American parks and over to Singapore to talk about the Madagscar : A Crate Adventure. We invite Brent Young on to the show, his company, Super 78, was one of the creative teams behind the attraction. As part of our interview, we discuss some of the disasters that happened in the construction of the attraction as well as some of the innovations that were used to create a great ride.

We’d love for you to join us on another great episode. So click on the link below and immerse yourself in some Universal goodness.

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GIVE KIDS THE WORLD

The Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast will be hosting our very first podcast meet at Universal Orlando on August 23rd. While we are happily getting to know some of our lovely listeners we are also planning some fun events whilst raising money for a very worthwhile cause. Let me explain how …

Give Kids The World is a very special charity. If you don’t know of them, please allow me to introduce you. Give Kids The World is an organisation that allows children with life-threatening illnesses to live out their dreams; whether it is visiting a theme park and meeting their favourite character or eating their fill of ice-cream for breakfast, the guys here ensure that no wish goes unfulfilled. We are working with the Give Kids The World village in Kissimmee, which is a 70-acre, non-profit, storybook resort for these brave children and their families. Village activities include Happy Harbor Fishing Pond, a sheltered area to fish that has been specially adapted so that wheelchair users can get close enough to be able to see; Matthew’s Boundless Playground, the world’s largest and only life-sized version of the popular board game ‘Candy Land’; Keaton’s Korral, which is horseback riding at a wheelchair accessible venue and so much more! To learn and see more (and I urge you to do so) visit www.gktw.org.

The Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast gang will meet listeners at 4pm for fun and high-jinks before making our way to the Hard Rock Hotel’s Kitchen restaurant at 5.30pm for some talks, fun and fundraising before being seated to dine… And dine a group of us shall – on the Kitchen Sink Challenge! There will be at least one guest speaker, an auction at the venue and an online silent auction for a Spiderman Baseball: send your bid to [email protected]. We will also be asking for donations on the night. For anyone not attending the meet who would still like to make a contribution to this wonderful charity, you can help us reach our $500 goal by donating here: http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/Event/Events?team_id=1112&pg=team&fr_id=1040

We are holding a silent auction for a Universal Orlando “Amazing Adventures of Spiderman” baseball. 100% of the money raised from the auction will go to Give Kids the World.

Spiderman Baseball

You can email your bids to us at [email protected], the auction ends at 11:59pm EST on Wednesday August 7th.

Thanks and good luck.

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  • Bcl1973

    The Brent Young interview was brilliant, I really didn’t want it to end, I enjoyed it so much I listened twice. I’m also loving Darren’s segment as its took on a whole new meaning for me as I’ll be flying in mid October for a once in a lifetime trip to HHN23. Keep doing what you doing guys & that baseball is mine

  • Lee Mallaby

    Thanks Craig, we thought we’d bring our listeners something different on this show than our usual Orlando and Hollywood stuff. Brent is a great guy and The Madagascar attraction sounds great.
    We’re glad you like Darren’s new HHN segment, it is definitely his forte.
    Thanks again.

  • http://micechat.com Dusty Sage

    Fantastic show team UUOP. And I’m so thankful to you for your support of Give Kids the World. One of the most amazing charities out there!!!

  • TheMackMachine

    I gotta say the Brent Young interview was one of the best on this podcast. Fantastic listen! And like I said on twitter, I think USF needs a water ride in that park. The Coke robot guy isn’t enough to cool down guests on a hot Florida day (although they can always go next door to IOA). I would entertain the idea of that property at Universal when it becomes available if it does. I heard that the Madagascar-Sea World/Busch Gardens agreement is for a year, but it can be a long time as well.

    I also have to wonder why the podcast posts are always late? I want to talk about these episodes as soon as they come out! Though it could be worse I suppose…

  • Lee Mallaby

    They are put out on days where Micechat is the most viewed. You can always join us in the forums. :-)