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"universal studio" Discussed on The BOB & TOM Show Free Podcast
"Bouncing like they're in Baywatch. One kid drops his quarters. He's stop and pick him up. Leave me. Now here's something I don't get. I was a Universal Studios last week. Which was great. You've been there, right, Josh? Yes. Did you find a surprising, by the way, three of the major rides once you got to the head of the line you had to walk up three or four flights of stairs? Yeah, yes, you're right. They don't have Disney doesn't have stairs anywhere. They must have had and they're cool because they're part of the theme. They must have alternative entrance. There's elevators for the those that are need chairs, et cetera. But I saw something and this is a thing I've seen at the state fair and other places. And I just don't get it. My daughter Lucy did this at the state fair this year, which is getting one of those giant turkey legs. You're getting your hands all greasy and Henry VIII out there. Yeah, it just seems like a weird thing to have. It's not that portable. They do that at Disney World. Yeah. It's got its own handle. Yeah. You get the gear lips all greasy and sure. Can you give me a hot dog? They have to eat a hot dog and let these people be. I'm letting him be interesting. I don't get it. You forget how tendon Y a turkey leg is, though. There are some that's going to waste anyway. There's usually smoked to perfection. Okay, all right, okay, well. I got one of those at like an EDM festival at one time in Colorado. It was in this little mountain town, but it was like a music festival, but they got the regular fare food suppliers. They had turkey legs. So I'm like listening to a DJ. My buddies are dancing around their shirts off. And I was eating a turkey like a king watching my peons
"universal studio" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Of all COVID cases nationwide. There's still two playoff spots in the NFL's AFC and NFC after Kansas City's chiefs dominated the Vegas raiders 31 13 Saturday. Clinching top scene in the AFC while Jacksonville's Jaguars locked down the AFC south title after a nail biting win over the Titans. It's been a fail of sorts for those season pass holders at Universal Studios in Hollywood. Hoping for a sneak peek of the new Super Nintendo world set to open February 17th, a network outage at the Universal Studios Hollywood website has frustrated annual in season past members trying to reserve tickets for the preview officials at the universal city theme park said the problems were due to a temporary network outage. They plan to open up reservations again this coming week. I'm Scott Carr. And I'm Suzanne Palmer in the Bloomberg newsroom. China's long awaited border reopening is set to spark a homecoming rush for many in the country, although a full rebound in travel is likely to take a little longer. Starting today, China no longer requires quarantine for arrivals after authorities ditched the policy. While anyone wanting to enter China will still need a 48 hour negative COVID test result, the substantial easing in border controls just two weeks before the lunar new year holiday marks an end to Beijing's efforts to keep out COVID-19. Big tech is defending itself against the idea that it poisons young minds. Google whose parent is alphabet said in an email that we have invested heavily in creating safe experiences for children across our platforms and have introduced strong protections and dedicated features to prioritize their well-being. This as the Seattle city school district filed a lawsuit blaming alphabet meta platforms snap and
"universal studio" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"For something. Think Uh, no, thanks, dude. No, thanks, Jack. You are so full of it, though. My gosh. Are you kidding? No, I'm not. Dude, I live my life. I live my life how other people should live their lives. If I had little Children, and they were desperate to go to Disneyland. You know what I would do? I would get there at the crack of dawn right when they opened the gates run in getting his many rides as I can, and then we're done. There's no way I'm going to be there at three o'clock in the afternoon, waiting for four. 40 minutes to get on Splash Mountain. Are you out of your mind? Okay, well, then you do all the rights that belong lines at first and then you wait out the rest of day if you're going to buy a ticket For Disneyland. You're going there the entire day you get there at the crack of dawn, you get the right Is the gates open and you stay until they close wherever if it's 11 PM it's 11 PM But you get the entire day in and you get all the big rights done at the beginning or the very end when all the families done. That's what you do. And for you to say that you have an American. I can't wait for things. Oh, I mean, I totally get I am not a man of huge patients. I'm very much like I want something to happen now. Sometimes in life, you have to wait in lines. No. I mean don't we need to go to the Yes, Yes, yes. All right. I even if you don't like it, all right, there were a lot of people out there who like Disneyland who, like Universal studios who like getting free stuff at ball games going to other place like I wait. I wait like 45 minutes on the line to get a free jersey and Mariners game. Why? Because it's a free jersey. And you know what, Even if it's mesh material, and we're five bucks, it's still have a heck of cool. I feel terrible. I get it and it's worth it at the end, And you don't realize that, sir. No. Target. Okay. You just made a California reference. And you just said you wait at the DMV E. I will. I will meet you an example. And I will raise you an example at the DMV and California. You and I both know this is me being a former California and you being a current Californian. You can make an appointment, which means no waiting. Not a single moment of your life wasted. This is the way that we should be living to Oregon. Sorry if you are wasting your life to get the best breakfast burrito in town, you're a fool. If you are waiting to get the best cookies wherever it is, you are a fool and a Charlotte. You need to your time is so precious. It is so meaningful that to wait 45 minutes for a jersey that you can buy on eBay. The next day is insane Target. You have to get on my level. I get what you're saying. But when jerseys are looking from this way, I'm willing to wait it out and give the jerseys for free than pain like 50 60 bucks for the jersey on the low end online because I am poor and be there's something just kind of cool about it and also from a decent and perspective again. I want to go back to the first part. I mentioned where I totally get your angle on this. I totally get. I don't want to wait in lines. But I look at it this way. Do you see Land and Universal studios? The lines are going to get bigger and Victor after covid or towards the end of this coronavirus issue that we're having. Still, somehow, right now, the weight lines are actually lower than they've been in a long time, and they're never going to be the slow again unless we have another one of these terrible viruses come around. That's what I'm trying to say is like this is a stock. Maybe we should by now, even if it means waiting and kissing off. Jack's trying to know. And, Oh Hmm. Hmm. Well, I mean, you know, Tareq. More importantly, this is a problem that I will never have to worry about, Because I will never go to Disneyland or Universal Studios. I will never go And speaking of never going to Oregon. Sorry, you've got to get out of here because we have to do some good news right after so stick around. I got some good news coming up with sugar Shane Peterson. It's a good one tonight and you're going to want to hear it will be right back. After this Oh alright.
Universal Studios Sets Opening for First Theme Park in China
"Theme park in China will open in Beijing next month under construction. Since 2016. The theme park has received strong backing from Beijing authorities, including the extension of one of the city's main subway lines to the site. Universal also has parks in Japan and Singapore. I'm Ed Donahue. AP
The Mechanics of Marketing for a Destination Organization
"I want you to tell our audience if you would please a little bit about the mechanics of a destination marketing organization. It's different than a corporation in some cases. Talk a little bit about how your funded and and who. Your constituencies are just saw the social security kind of understand unique nature of that work. Yeah definitely so. We represent a pretty much more than eleven hundred businesses within or throughout the orlando area. We are funded by tourism development taxes. So basically if someone stays in orlando's hotel you get the bed tax on your folio Contributes to how we get funded We actually serve a board as well so there's a lot of decisions get. There's a lot of city and county inclusion in all of the decision making a for organization. If you are a restaurant and attraction in orlando are you automatically part of the visit orlando collective or do you have to sort of opt in or add some funds on your own. How does how does that part. Yeah you do have to become a member within visceral though so you know we as you can imagine where big city we've got tons and tons of businesses here and range from the very big theme parks that everyone knows laws to small mom and pop shop down the street in all of them need representation in services so they opted to become a member of israel. There's different tiers of membership. And based on that we we. We do our best to support and promote all the different venues and businesses that we have aired the destination. I always find that to be one of the most interesting and challenging elements of this kind of work atkins convert we service strategist for a number of destination marketing organizations in different cities and states around the us. And and you're right. The the small independent restaurant is a member and they have needs as does universal studios or anybody else in talk about two very different audiences. It's a real challenge and you think about most businesses having much tighter target audience or target constituents than you do so i know it's got to be exciting challenging at the same time absolutely i mean each one of them has a unique story to tell though so we focus on that theme park stories is very different In the story of lake local shops is very different. But there's a unique element in each of. We do our best to provide support to both to the right audience to help them get this
"universal studio" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"Son was gone. Answer me to start my boss myself Song. So be one. The business here as well. I still wonder Mhm. Leave injury. I'll see you walk into I'm thinking Go hat in my music. Forget the day and dream of the girl I used to know. Go back. Here's an idea. Put your smart speaker on your shoulder. This chicken pretend it's a boom box. Would you please put me down the greatest hits of the seventies eighties and nineties? Play on sunny one? Oh 79. Well comes in. It's a long time. Even wow. Just we will buy, you know best. Marriage while It's my own desire it. Smile. Oh, Into this song, Help me remain reading forever. By the time I was looking at that, right so glad leave baby. So Saturday to everybody There will never be that God wants to I am asking Everybody wants to rule the world. But I think everybody including us want to go to Universal Studios Orlando and we're trying to send you Isn't this sweet? We're giving you three chances to win it. Surprise package and you can include all both theme parks and the velocity coaster. Get all the details. Sunny, one of 79 dot com Sunny 179 traffic.
"universal studio" Discussed on 850 WFTL
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"universal studio" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"In the meantime, legal action into the deadly collapse continues. The whole world wants to know what happened here. I'm Shelley Antler. Two people are under arrest after a bank in Brockton has robbed at gunpoint. This happened at the Santander Bank. On Tory Street about 10 this morning. Police chased the suspects for several hours before finally catching them. Nobody hurt. A woman was taken to the hospital from the bank because she wasn't feeling well. 3 38 we head off to Wall Street, Andrew Oh, day is at Bloomberg, You turn around and all of a sudden the NASDAQ's in record territory. Yeah, The NASDAQ is It's gaining 20 points. Any game from the NASDAQ will mean a new record because all three of the main indexes finished at all time highs Friday. Most stocks, though still down right now, the Dow is losing 208 S and P 500 down. 10 points a hollow box office victory for Universal Studios. As each of the top three movies. Independence Day weekend were universal films. The latest fast and furious flick F nine was tops followed by two newbies, boss Baby Family business and the Forever purged Universal scored $66 million total over what officially was a three day weekend. But as people pivot to post pandemic life in fits and starts, the total box office take was less than the two day weekend. One week prior. Andrew wrote a Bloomberg business on WBZ Boston's news radio. There are all kinds of voice controlled gadgets in your house. Tell one of them to play WBZ NewsRadio on I Heart radio and see what happens. It's time to.
"universal studio" Discussed on MouseChat.net Disney, Universal, Orlando FL News
"And there were cheerleaders everywhere. Of course there were wordless cheerleader. Season down there right now. they're everywhere you can't swing a dead cat without hitting one. And i think doing a competition there. Aren't they right now. There's a cover on disney. And there's a couple of universal. They were in full garb. Full hair makeup sparkle the good old days yeah And they would go through the parks in plain clothes but they keep their hair and makeup and he looked funny little place but anyway. That's what i've got to report. That's good so perfect countries down there for the summer and i hope the podcast ends up all right because i have not done this remotely without everyone else. We've done remote shows but i'm ramon you guys are normal. You sound good to me and you know what it's funny because i'm just lying on a bed talking to a computer and i feel so much more comfortable this way i am just chatting with you guys were gonna do all do our than future shows from a bed. Yeah i like it. Here's the problem. I'll be asleep in ten minutes. I've had and i'm a little worried because i'm lying on my stomach and so my back is gonna kill me when i get up. It's not going to be good. Wendy you come back tomorrow morning. Goodness us so dedicated to bring you the latest and greatest. You seriously are not have sureau. And i did not have anti ends and i did not have a normal pretzel. Didn't starbucks in the park. So i'm saving money and calories and nastiness I'm certainly missing out on the yummy. Nece Oh i almost gave in at cold stone creamery because i was passing by go into the parking lot and last time i was here a couple of months ago i really wanted just a good hot fudge sundae and they were closed by the time i got there and they were open and i could hear them calling me saying we're open. I kept walking. So yeah i was being very good. Oh and then. Cinnabon came up on my left. I'm like all gonna could smell it. What i said no and i do a little bit more news collie required. I know i'm sorry So you know when you walk from the parking lot and you turn right to go to universal studios versus left to go to islands of adventure. There's a bunch of little shops that we're on the right side in city. I'm talking about instead. You walk and you'll or the water is to the left because you're walking toward universal studios. Correct the shots on the right. And eventually you're going to come to the nba experience and it's probably the nfl are the no it's is maybe you're right and it's something is new at universal so you're probably right i forget yes okay so anyway. They were a bunch of little stores that used to be there I think one of them wasn't the pie. Was like an office shirt place and they had a p q a pick p a posture era exclamation. Point you for now. There may have been flip-flop store there. But this what had like cutesy stuff but anyway all those stores are gone and that entire strip is now the universal universal studios store. Yes so that's what they were building remember. We were were you there with us. We're we're like what are they building the assets. Yes and no new. No one would tell so. It is I did a video on this as well. I didn't post it. But i was just sharing with some of the agents so they would know what we have in the store but i winning on the far left. And there's just this huge room of harry potter stuff and then you go to another section and it's urine springfield with simpson's stuff and then they had generic cartoons and then they have It looks huge huge. It is huge. And so i wondered about the other universal store that they had that was further by big fire. What is still there but that one. They call legacy universal legacy jane. Yeah and. I don't know if it's a different store or if it's going to carry different merchant is like i'm thinking it might carry stuff like jaws and i love lucy and you know some of the retired type themes 'bout that makes sense for what else Twister i dunno Nap i did get to go through the store really upset that i never got a twister shot glass. See where i can see where you got. But but i do love retro. Now if it's retro. I like i like that Cabana bay vibe. Where it's got that irish sprint. Or what is it. Is it irish spring. I don't even remember anymore. Zest says so been. It's got that fifties look then. Got that really cool art work. I i like that kind of retro. Feel so hopefully it. Has that kind of stuff brady bunch type of Designs witness anyways so sounds good so if they wanted to get with sharpie and Your setup with that. I'm going to wrap up the show. I'd like to thank the vacations. Sponsoring the podcast. If you have comments or questions for us you can send those to us at comments at most chat dot net. Thanks so much for listening and please join us again. Next time on those show..
"universal studio" Discussed on MouseChat.net Disney, Universal, Orlando FL News
"So there's to me. Guess i would say or five well. So as far as i know is to boost coaster but i did not write it according to what i've read. Well okay. so it goes zero slower downers so they were speed reducers nine accelerators. The first takes you zero to fifty three seconds. The second one's goes about the next one is another one. That's a between maybe forty and seventy miles per hour and it's a little over two and a half seconds it gets to that speed. Yeah you feel it. So if i did my best. Comparison is all. This is probably a higher level than the hulk as far as speed and Aggressive roller coaster. It sets a proper way to describe Lot of inversions sideways stuff. A lot of speed and dips and has dropped. Okay so the big draw is pretty cool is it is scary as it looks I might even say that. The approach to the big drop is scarier. Because you you twist so that. You're not going upside down for the loop but you're on top of the loop and so when you're coming up to the loop. That's a little scary because now you're sitting on top and you don't see anything in. It's it's weird and then you drop and yes that is scary Screened the whole way but It's it's similar to hoc as far as a drop. But when you're you know riding a roller-coaster and stuff it's it's intense. I mean it's hard to compare if it's scarier than it looks or whatever Part of the scariness is being in the front. You're waiting for the entire coaster to push you over and so you're like hanging there staring straight down. Yeah which was okay on big thunder mountain but not not okay. So it's one hundred and forty feet is the drop and it's at an eighty degree. Eighty year down is the i guess the angle. So yeah so. I at sir and then i was going to mention when i got in the seat so as far as the seats there two by two so two people in the front in all the way back and you have a harness that comes down and i pulled it down from the top over my lap and over my shoulders and then they come by and they push it down to like put your hands up and then they push it down and it went down like another three inches off my god. I mean i let out home. It's kristie yeah. But i was secure so that was good. I'm glad they did that. Because obviously i had three inches of room. I couldn't pull it down. And i needed to so that was good. But there were accelerators. There were hills there on. Were these decelerating as well. But i guess that was the end and it was fast. I hate to use this term. It was a fast and furious reid. Even it in the family but it definitely was. It was not your mother's roller coaster. It is if they offered me to go again right away. I would say now. I had to recover. So it's it doesn't number on you and yes. I'm getting older this year of being fifty bud. It's up there with hulk and rebrand rocket and a lot of these big time. It's kind of next level. So we talked about hagrid being next level and i think hagrid was more of a story tallying next level next level with new features of a rollercoaster. Things that you'd never seen which. I'm not spoiling anything. But it's not as creative as hagrid but what it lacks in creativity. It makes up in speed and the loom. If i'm gonna be there next week. I really wish that i could have gotten into a preview. Keep trying on the ap preview. Are they doing next week. I don't now. They were doing them this week. I think and i. They were all gone so i couldn't even see what dates were there. I will try to get one you know. Just keep your eye out because you know what happens. I'm going to be in orlando. I'd love to ride at. Yeah get ready. All right robin else. I ask you a question. Yeah so how would you compare it to. Let's say our rocket With scarier lhasa coaster really yes scarier more in tense absolutely. Okay so that means. I'm gonna do velox coaster once and that'll be better. All hoke is actually a little smoother. You know that they redid it. And it's it's got a better flow to it. So i could probably i would sooner write hulk twice in a row than veloce coaster simply because of my old buddy. Okay all right. Because i can do hall. I love hawk. Rocket terrifies me Okay so i get off the rollercoaster and they're telling me to get my stuff and i'm looking around him like this isn't where i put my stuff in there like trust me just scan your car your your ticket because of course you have to keep your ticket in your back pocket. So don't leave that in your locker And so again my ticket. And i figured it out we were on the opposite side of the wall so wa but it on one side and take it out on the other side. Yes ma'am so it's so basic but so so so much better. It's amazing i'm like. How could they fix that problem. And then it's such a simple solution but you're like oh my god because romo all so many people are cramming and going in and going out. Oh my god. I wonder who the the smart intelligent person was thought of that because that is genius. It is absolute genius I put myself in. I had my backpack and my glasses and so my phone and my glasses. I just put on the edge so it did have to reach all the way into those because they were in the front which was now the back so you do have to make sure that you're clean out the whole locker but i Wow yeah so. It may not have had bells and whistles to the degree that habur did. But i'll take this bell and this whistle any day. It was beautiful while in that video you posted. The queue was amazing. Oh the raptor guy. Yeah even scarier. Can't look at our look at the mouse chat. Fan community page. Lisa posted a video of it. It's so cool. Yeah it's a little scare. Did you like my a little zoom. It looks real. That's the point crazy. Yeah it was. It was a great experience new road at the during the day right. Yes i wrote it around. Four o'clock be interesting to say that it was a little hard on my is coming over that big hill So as you're getting old. I now everything's if you're old. Yeah but it was Very bright but i mean you just so concerned on what curve is up ahead that you don't even care was so crazy that's those are. My thoughts.
Walt Disney World, Universal Studios to End Temperature Checks for Guests
"Altering their coronavirus safety measures as the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention evolves. Tell you Blake of member station W. M. Effie reports on Universal and Walt Disney World. Both Universal, Orlando and Disney World reopened last summer requiring temperature checks for guests. Universal. Orlando now says it no longer requires temperature checks as guests into the park. Disney will begin phasing out the checks for cast members beginning today, May 8th and for guests May 16th. Both companies say they're following guidance from health and government officials. Earlier this week, Republican Governor Rhonda Santis signed an executive order lifting local rules requiring mask wearing and social distancing. Universal has also dropped Social distancing to three FT. While Disney remains at six. FT. For NPR news. I'm Talia Blake, representatives,
"universal studio" Discussed on The Family Vacationer
"Or if you remember if you've listened to us for a while universal studios announced a new theme park called epic universe now. This part won't actually be connected to the other. Two that it'll be right behind the icon. Park in orlando familiar with the area. That kind of close to the convention center now. The pandemic put massive project on hold with the universal. Actually saying the project was paused indefinitely. However universals recently said the project is back on for those of you. That aren't familiar. Epic universe was originally introduces a park with multiple lands with each having their own section of intellectual properties think potter galaxy edge as supposed to have a hotel eaterie shopping district. Were all part of this new park. So no new information was presented to clarify if the scope of the project will remain the same. They'll be smaller bigger. We don't know a lot about that. They really haven't given an opening date yet as they've just started back into the project still. This is exciting news for the area and for theme park enthusiasts alike. No talking about harry potter. I don't know if you've ever seen this robert. I recently discovered your big harry potter fan. I recently discovered. There is actually a harry potter wand that you can buy that is a bluetooth device. Yes we purchased one. You did well. I purchased one for my son no way and how does it work. I was thinking how cool that would be. Just wait your one and your tv does something. So here's the thing with with universal studios. There is the park's islands of adventure universal studios. And then there's the harry potter world for both of them. It can be not so crowded in the parks. And the until you step foot in the harry potter walls like wall to wall so we by the wind and so there's certain areas where you perform some deal with the wind and something happens. Well the problem is really crowded. Is you have a difficult time as just another line to wait in so you not having a ton of patients. We did one or two. And he's like okay. Let's just let's just go on. So i mean it's a great souvenir and it's it's something that you can bring back to the park and then if if you're a really big harry potter fan. That's really cool. Yeah because we saw people in the robes and the scarves and the whole get up. So yeah i mean it's a cool area. Yeah all right. Well let's move over to walt disneyworld. Twenty twenty one is the fiftieth anniversary of both the magic kingdom and epcot now while some of the festivities have been changed due to the pandemic which affects everything. I think it's fair to say that the public can expect plenty of disney magic. Start with things that we know are still on more twenty twenty one where he got robbed..
"universal studio" Discussed on MouseChat.net Disney, Universal, Orlando FL News
"Royal pacific hard rock and if you know bay you get the express pass the a front of the line ride pass for staying at any of those three hotels well but the thing to point out about it a limited express pass so as for everybody in your family. Yeah so that's like you know like one hundred dollars a person is you know what now are ring break. I'm sure to fifty that easily to empty per person up to three hundred. You're looking at a minimum of one. Seventy five a night for express. Pass her person. So that's why yeah per day. So that's why you stay one night at world pacific hard rocker porno bay and you get that included for two days. That's why those hotels are the best deal and the nicest hotels then if you want one. That's less expensive. Sapphire falls is really nice. But it doesn't come with express pass and that's the reason but that is a fantastic property. It is the middle. Say i think it's the same level as royal pacific. As far as amenities and niceness goes. Let's go through the bar with a specialty. I i love that bar. Yeah so you've got that but you don't have expressed past pool the pool. There's really nice rooms are great. The lobby is great. Nice location yes. Everything just no express pass so if you're going in season when it's really busy then you're just you don't get that front of the line expressed and i personally will not go to universal unless i have expressed pass. That's the. I don't wait longer than twenty minutes for ride princess and though you get so you it's once you do it. It's so hard to not do it. It's like oh my gosh article back. I can't do not waiting an hour or whatever right so it's definitely nice. Oh my gosh. We all picker hotels. Yeah yeah it did. But i do like them all i have to say. Even the the new cheapie ones the the value resorts they've got the dockside and the summer was where you stayed there last time. Right nothing wrong with them. I mean it's not hard rock but they started like eighty nine dollars a night. Yeah so they're really really well it prestbury well and you can get a two bedroom or they call it. The two bedrooms got. Yeah you've got to queen size beds in one room and then one queen and the other you've got three queen beds that's comfort. That's not schlepping in my in half. I have to be honest sometimes. Staying at one of those hotels adding on express pass can work better it. It really depends on play with it. Although i am going to point out that when you do purchase and express pass it is for that day only but when you do a night at a premier hotel. It's going to be for the day of your check in and check out so you get days for the price of one night right or your entire party. Unlimited is almost four thirty. Do a split stay. Yeah you could and people do that and It's it's also worth it for those that are staying at disney and they wanna do universal for a day or two To get one of those. You've got a nice retreat. If you need to go back relax. Maybe you've got a toddler with you on the needs an app or a mom that he's an app And then you're gonna get the express pass or one nights day and if you play it right you can get one of those hotels for what four five hundred dollars a night. Yeah that fair and get two days and you get two days especially if you've got five people in your family it we suggest if you're doing at least two days to move to the hotel absolutely and those hotels they sold out for spring break completely sold out or a lot of dates. Actually they didn't show anything available and this was about a week ago so early april. They didn't have any premier resort space available until like middle early middle. May the fainter member with universal is the further in advance. You book the better. Your pricey is they. Don't mess around. Yeah it is. It is definitely last earlier laterally. And you're going to get what you want. It.
"universal studio" Discussed on MouseChat.net Disney, Universal, Orlando FL News
"You had stand in for on this little platform and watch like some little funnel cloud that they made with a fan. Go across win some someone would blow anew in a in a in a fake dairy cow it flies in the year. It was the dumbest thing. I write a minute. Wait a minute have you seen it. Sharpie have you not seen to. You have to see it. I'm sure it's on someone's figured it somewhere. So bad so many pre shows to you had to go through about the making of the movie and the blah blah blah. How difficult it was. I remember it was a. It was a blockbuster movie. I mean yes. It was like the movie attraction was horrible anyway okay so un-american tale theater and they would do little stage thing Beetlejuice rock and rock and roll graveyard revue love that remember no longer my friend. Those pretty good earthquake an earthquake was it was okay Time it was the first time it was. Yeah it was just. It was like a three minute ride. Yeah jaws wild wild wild west on show. You guys have to remember that maybe back to the future. The ride us Let's see the bates motel it. Just it was just a prop setup on a coin that you would say the mansion set and then you had the motels yes. Oh lucy attribute. I liked that and now it's hello kitty. Well i feel like hello. Kitty's like a thing of the past. Now she's making a common bound brook his all her. She's definitely making a comeback T to of course to you just got replaced by the border wall across time bourne identity That was a good show for its time. And then some of the lagoon spectaculars. They were not great. Although the boat show thing was cool when they had the boats explosion a stunt boat. I did like aunt. Don's e drug running bowed soon. All i i for nights unspectacular. Let's see Was an attraction that opened universal studios nineteen ninety. Attraction was a live stunt. Show themed to miami vice located in the lagoon in the center of the park. The show featured Pyrotechnics explosions mixed with live. Actors on jetskis. Twenty minutes show was always performed during the final hour of the park before it closed for the day and it closed in february. Two thousand twenty. After almost ten years of performance the props and sets in the show still remain in place until two thousand six and then it was replaced by the sinister spectacular. So when did it originally stop. It stopped in two thousand two thousand. Okay did i say two thousand should two thousand twenty. I thought all right so okay so twenty years ago. Wow okay so that covers our retired rides and then are we going to do favorite hotel. You'll pick a hotel okay. Hotel laurin europe. How easy peasy marred back to look the same the hallway lauren. You and i every single thing. Hard rock was my hotels awesome. Lauren y l. It's easy a express. Pass you get the express pass included Be it's the closest hotel. Tuesday the theme parks if you're going to the two main theme parks not volcano bay. If you're gonna akina bait and database your closest but It's your close like you can walk. It's like a five minute walk. it's right there. it's so easy. I don't have to wait for boots. You don't have to wait for anything you just walk over. It's also got lisa's favorite restaurant. The kitchen in it so you can't go wrong. They're great theme. You good whose great great hotel rooms are. Nice the teaming of the lobby just the music playing. They have Sometimes think once a month they have. Elvis sessions live concert Watching the time yes. It's an upbeat fun place. Especially like if you have teenagers and how it. S place to be pool is nice. All the palm tree surrounded pool. Nice little bar out there. Nice little beach area. You can like you said you can walk where you can take the boat the park and its lewis literally right though. It's just right there. So that's perfect. We stayed last. Time i went was nice. I like it. Okay so steve. You're in agreeance yes. And you stated your reasons. Okay sharpie royal pacific. I like graphic nothing wrong with real pacific. I love the lobby. I love the teaming. I do love the lobby it is. It is a beautiful. When i think of what a resort hotel is. I think royal pacific yet lobby lobby is stunning. Although orchids orchids my saying yes yep well and they just redid the lobby and it's got all are the clean lines and it's it's they did a really nice job on it. It's a beautiful property and the rumor that there aren't too old now. The one tower needs to be done again there enough I will piggyback with everyone else. Well majority are rock. Sorry sharpie i love. Hardrock now The convenience you hand beat it And the resort doesn't have that much as far as amenities. You've got the kitchen and you've got that little. Yeah nike ice cream narmak starbucks so little snack shop in not a real starbucks either though in the lobby we. We've there But i the convenience. It's a nice hotel. The express pass like lauren said You can't go wrong. You can't go wrong except you can get better deals at row. Pacific rolpa surfaced that. You don't get the expensive price difference Normally couple of hundred dollars. It's totally worth it. And i i just don't feel like that hard. Rock is like that much of a resort. I don't know i like i. I like the theme ing. I like like the formality of it. But it doesn't feel that different than like a a regular hotel to me. I don't know maybe time there any to spend more time there. It's got a resort phil. Real pacific lobby is prettier. It kind of gives you more like polynesian resort vibe. Us You you can't beat the convenience and the fun of hardrock. I like hard rock. Yeah so.
"universal studio" Discussed on MouseChat.net Disney, Universal, Orlando FL News
"Or attractions. So this is a hard one so for those who missed it get to make them feel bad about some writing. Get to back in my back in the day. They had these really cool rides. That are no longer there you lawrence you have yours. I do okay. Go for So my my number one it. My number one is jaws. As if there's a number two there is more but yeah jaws. I mean that. I mean it was according to ride but it was fantastic. I mean that. That is an understatement. It was it was like part of old universal. It was really you know it was corny but it was cute. But i like that one and back to the future what before it was simpson's and trivia. What was it before that. Oh i don't now anyone hannah bar yes bureau but it was only that for a brief moment right that or was it millions. It was hanna barbera. I thought it was thought it was in santa barbara. Oh it was Jimmy neutron vera was minions see jimmy neutron. I think jimmy neutron and hanna-barbera were the same ride. Now you're talking now. I think we've done this before. I'm gonna look it up. And then steve. So my jimmy. Neutron opened in two thousand and three the simulator later ride replaced hanna-barbera that makes sense quickest ride turnaround in park. Kissel so i never saw hanna barbera. I miss jimmy neutron and then it went to minions yeah early on. Yeah.
"universal studio" Discussed on MouseChat.net Disney, Universal, Orlando FL News
"Section of disneyland into like pleasure island and it was like projections on all the buildings and dj in a band. One section of flynn's arcade and like dancing with characters. Lauren loves dancing with characters. I'm like a small child. Get out of your kid. My my turn. Buzz me next me next stitch stretch. He's a he's a bad little boy. He's fine my i don't mean it that way. I just meet mr rock. Only i understand okay. So i'm next. Can we talk real quick about veloce coaster coming this going to be crazy. Who's gonna ride it. Oh gosh yes. I have to write it at once. Although i read i was right i was reading about it today again because i posted an article by the end of it. I know. I don't know. I have to get my strategy down like i need to probably eat something so i have something in my stomach and then i have to heavily drug myself or something to self. Don't be on the opposite side. Of where steve's gonna throw an according because i was reading it like it's like zero to seventy and two-point some odd seconds and then it's got Some like the steepest drop or let's like an eighty degree decline after a does like some type of role and i was like. Yeah so. I'll do it once other wants to just so i can experience it. I'll take one for the team for my clients And then based on my reaction to it will determine whether i can assure it's going to be awesome love the i love the thrill of the rise. I just don't like the throwing up of the rides part. It's my only thing. Because i'm getting a little old now. I don't know i'm the same way because i'm like. Oh this is awesome. And then i start to feel nauseous man. Why is this nausea thing to kick in. So i got to figure that out but right yeah definitely question. Mark definitely i. I love coasters. Oh it's going to be so awesome. All right multi favorite. I know everyone said hagrid sharp sharp. He didn't go yet. I looked at that sharpie mine's easy rip red rocket. Hate the god. That i just. I think it's just a really cool ride or you'll have no problem on really cool rise. I can't do it though i do. I still want to override Sharpie we lost you. Know sharpy lost u. s. o. Sharpies was talking about reprised ride rocket. Which is you get to pick your own song. There's a hidden soundtrack where you can pick songs that aren't listed. You have to type in a code. We talked about it on a previous show. Every or liz other you your back. Yeah he's dropping the. It's it's a bummer. So so what about replied rocket. I i just i. I love the music i love. Yeah i love the launch launches support. That hurts straight up. If if launch wasn't there i'd be fine with that ride own. See i love the low moving up straight up. i can't do. It is yeah it starts out horrible starts out scary and then goes straight down then amazing after that. If i could just bypass that whole beginning part i'd be fine. See i love that part. I do love that part. Bins is just. It's torture lisa g remember the time that you held everybody back waiting for me to get there Because you thought. I wanted to ride it women. I made you right at the time. I wrote it only the second time i wrote it. I only because i felt bad because he everybody waited. Well you do what you gotta do. Yeah you're vip guide. And i was like all right. I'm reid and then i at the end i was like oh that was bad. It's fun is definitely fun. It is that once you get past the front top yes. I'm good lisa. what's yours okay. So i do enjoy hagrid. I would pick hagrid over rip ride rocket but because rip ride is a little rougher me but if i had an opportunity to do a ride over and over it's going to be doctor. Dooms freefall really. Yeah interesting i owe. It makes me giddy. i love it. it so this is the right. It's kinda like It's the opposite of tower of terror. So if you know that where it drops you this one you start stationary at the bottom and whips you up the tower and then from there it drops you so that's where the the fearful comes in and when you go all the way up you swear you're gonna go touch the moon and it just i love it love at your feet dangling and then get this beautiful view of everything. It's cool at night. Nope everything about it. Love it. Except i don't like how it takes so long to to reset. Nope i'm afraid of heights. That wants not happened in for. I never been on that the tuna. Do you like things that launch up or do you like things that drop. i can take either Honestly you can put me on a combination of tower of terror and ear fall. And i'll be fine. Just romi up broken down through meet up and now i'm okay on tower because you go up and down inside. You don't see how high you are until the doors open. The doors are only open for a second screaming with your shot anyway or sometimes they're not open at all. Sometimes you launch up to the door. What you're sequences right so you don't have that like i could not do a where i'm looking out the whole time. No i'd be crying it's It does it tickles. My stomach and so. I mean being able to see it. It does frighten me but it's a good frighten You've got to have complete faith in the harnessed but Love that ride. Yeah my girls that wanted to also of the ho- coaster but oh that's good one alec the hawk we resorts no retired retired right aired rides.
"universal studio" Discussed on MouseChat.net Disney, Universal, Orlando FL News
"Good. Thanks dr foods my favorite topic so many good things to eat all the parks so we went through was. Who's up also. Did you do fish. Also lord i have catfish but i also have a second lowest you secondary else. Let's want to go. I gotta go ahead into hito agenda down table sidewalk. Yep see lauren. We're channeling each other same thing. I was antos mexican. it's at city. Walk the tableside guacamole. It's a big restaurant usually even. If there's a way we've been able to get in really quickly. And i think that if if you remember universal set up nicely it's kind of like disneyland california so if you're in the park and you're looking for dinner just walk out of the park and you're right inside city walk and then go to any he does or go to fish and have dinner women if you wanna go right back in if you if you still have time you don't. You're not stuck to having to eat in the park but for some reason that gate people feel like they need. That's part of my problem. Because i eat in city walk all the time like if universal nine hundred ten times i'm gonna eaten city walk. I love the as. I always do the table sidewalk and i go back and forth. I'll do fajitas. Sometimes and they're enchiladas are really good that appetizer that with the indie sausage hot cheese. So that's a meal in itself. It is very very very filling. And i always eat yours. You always get that night picket. You're too yeah yeah ok. Works out well from it. I'm like all lisa. you're getting case. Oh can i now. Now know sharpy Sharp you lost your internet again which you sound like a robot chirpy okay. I don't think i went. What are you have nope. Okay so i'm going with the kitchen eaten any kitchen. Shin is located in the hard rock hotel so resort property. And i i stick with my my steaks. And i've had both new york strip and the fillet mignon both are served and prepared similarly with a red wine reduction Or odu and then they've got the finger lean roasted potatoes and they have the grill broccoli. Any i mean it's right up my alley. This is perfect for me and with the dipping juice. You can order an extra side and this is. It's so good and it's like thirty eight dollars which is not terrible honestly. It's not terrible. And they have good brewed iced tea and they actually have a great chef and they have great service service ever had bad certain ceremony service. Yeah and i traditionally get either the burger or the filet mignon there. It's good it's good. They're very accommodating. I remember we had an issue with Allergies allergies and the chef warren. With us until it was figured out while member he actually went upbringing. Two entrees yeah Whenever really good yeah. They brought what was ordered as well as hey. Why don't you try this. It's my own special recipe is nice. Yeah and everything was great highly. Recommend i agree. That's a good pack. Yep kitchen and you know. I always think of anti he does But i i guess. I'm more into the appetizers. As i couldn't think of an entree that i really liked as i like the glock and i like the caso and and i don't remember what i get when i when i eat. I i don't know if i get angela's i don't know i really don't know so that's didn't pick that one. We need to split something next time so we can app up or maybe a couple of. Something's yeah this is why traveling with you is good yup and down all right. Did we retrieve sharpie that he managed to get back on a dirt. We thought we lost to the dark side. Yeah for some reason. I skype keeps dropping me. I don't know why but we'll deal with it all right okay. So did we hit. Everyone's restaurant i lost. Track has went out of order. Yes okay and were moving onto attractions current attractions. What's your favorite artist. Most wonderful attraction at universal orlando resort zoran hissy an aggregates man. Aggregates magical motor whatever fastened ride in all of orlando magic and motorbike adventure. Notice that one amazing absolutely literally my favorite favorite favorite ride in the theme parks in the orlando area. That's big worth statement. There is nothing like it out there at this moment. Yes she has spoken steve. Yeah lauren liar in saint channel and get like so haggard magical creature motorbike adventure. I've only been on one time. I've only been once And it was during it was during the day. So i still wanna read it at night and it was amazing was so good and i i feel like because the whole thing with just the right but then the the extra special thing that you don't wanna know about is the extra special thing is like icing on the cake. That just takes it over the top so awesome. It's just amazing. Yeah so that right is amazing. I love it. I'm looking forward to toronto over at magic kingdom. Yeah i actually think that's the thing that's gonna come closest to type a lot of the technology the way that feels and the way that's gonna trans gonna look at night and then i like the music. Disneyland had a big tron event and they did all the projections on one of the back streets and they had the music and like a big party at night and that was still legal dance party man typically not one for dance parties but i think that was the dance party. Sharpy the so the party fan. You've never gone but disney dance party with me then but this is your wreck. I've not the disneyland. Like turned in like this whole.
"universal studio" Discussed on That’s Wild Podcast
"Hey let me ask everybody on here. How do you feel about theme parks. Because i just came from a universal studios park. I liked that. I feel that anybody else get one hundred percent. We stopped going broke because my kids couldn't make it from the parking lot to the goddamn theme park but it's how we go from the parking lots of the retired. They're fucking light. Are we gonna stand in line for our which is walked thirty minutes in the park. Gotta stand in line for an hour off. Dude is a done dude. They're like now. Let's get the fuck outta. I'd rather go to pizza hut. Let's go to pizza. They got games. Let's go mister gatti's or made a bit. Yeah yeah yeah. Yeah yeah i. I don't understand the whole way. Way law for an hour and a half for maybe sixty seconds of a ride. I ride is cool but it was not worth that. It was not what the hour and a half exactly. Yeah roller coasters dote. But like the amount of people that go there and the amount of bullshit you have to deal with bucket and then kids when your kids are in line with you. They are flipping out because they're bored out of their mind. I'm not gonna live right. Just gonna see the asks doug against not. Vs the ash budi thought.
Disneyland and other California theme parks could reopen as soon as April
"Los angeles and orange county's might be able to enter a more lenient tier of california's cove nineteen safety restrictions soon paving the way for disneyland and other southern california theme parks to reopen disneyland universal studios knott's berry farm and six flags magic mountain have been closed for almost a year. The state updated its reopening rules last week and under the new rules theme parks in red tier counties are allowed to reopen as early as april first for parks and counties in the red tier to pass it he will be limited to fifteen percent. The cap rises to twenty five percent. Once a county progresses to orange and thirty five percent upon reaching the most lenient tear yellow
Super Nintendo World opening in Universal Japan on March 18
"Nintendo world as an opening date and japan. This maria della sandra over at games industry is universal studios. Japan announced that its nintendo theme parks. Super nintendo world will finally be opening on thursday march eighteenth. Super nintendo world is based in osaka. And it's opening was delayed several times due to the covid nineteen pandemic. Meanwhile we talked about last week the. Us is super nintendo world set to open universal's upcoming epic universe park in orlando florida has been delayed to two thousand twenty five the orlando sentinel reported. Construction was delayed due to covid nineteen and has only just resumed. Universal said it was initially scheduled to open in twenty twenty
"universal studio" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Weekend edition. If it's important to you, it's on and probably being mocked by the news junkie Johnson would somebody broke and needed only dead and gone looking marching song When I go, Just put death by rock and roll. Sure, 55 And I was wondering how many times you think they run through that halftime show. You know, Like how many times you think they practiced the halftime show with all the stuff that they have going on, I feel like a decent amount and probably not on site. You need one time on site, but they have like a practice facility or something Lot for sure. No. One Beyonce did hers a few years ago. They had like a behind the scenes thing, and it was like in a warehouse and everyone was You know, Practicing was probably even little sections to that was for marching band where you have a band in the band's about to go on tour, and they just run out like this big place, and they they like walk through everything that they're going to do before, and I'm pretty sure because they have to rent a big space to put the show on him and set up the stage and do the whole thing especially With tours that are heavy on like dance numbers, stuff like that. So I remember. I saw Britney Spears at Starbucks wants because she was in Orlando, and I'm pretty sure she was rehearsing her tour at one of the sound stages of Universal studio has got the big Area for that. There's also like convention halls or probably could do it, too. So there's not winging going on here. They probably dozens and dozens of times are doing front to back this entire performance. So they really minimize any kind of things that could go wrong. I mean, that's why I always think when I When I watched the Olympics and I see the opening ceremonies, and you see, like the huge groups of people playing music and all choreographed together, I could mean they must have spent months trying to work this out. And the weekend. I'm sure has been working on this for an incredibly long time because it's such a big production. And when I saw the photo was a weird photo for a couple of reasons it was J. Lo Behind the scenes last year. She was a performer right for last year's support from the block and Chiquita. So she and secure I believe are are in the tunnels underneath the stadium, and they're about to come out and they're surrounded by the whole crew. And the first thing you think it's like, Whoa, look at all these people without mass on and you realize that this was before all this nonsense really broke loose. And you look at them and you go. Can you even imagine the stress of that moment? We're about to go out and perform. And if we screw up, there's no net man. You're you're going to make a fool of yourself in front of hundreds of millions of people, not to mention if you screw up something bad, then that's gonna go doubly triply Viral Afterwards, a lot of the Super Bowl halftime performances have been They use a lot of backup. You know, they use a lot of I wanna wants a lip sinking but tracks the track so that in case anything goes down, you have producer DJ in the background. Just put that channel up a little bit more. One of those many people they've gone too. And they said, Hey, we would love do you love to have you performed at the Super Bowl and they go No, It's like too much stress. I wouldn't want to take that on that. Or maybe they want to take the high road and say, like, No, You know, we we would never fake a performance like this. Like, Remember, the Chili Peppers did like a guest spot. None of them even plugged in their guitars just to show everybody plays. Guitar has no record going into it. I remember one that always stuck out to me was when Michael Jackson did, and he did it incredible halftime show. Uh, at the time, it seemed like now it just seems weird and creepy, but because he did, like, heal the world and there was there was a card stunt in the stands where they showed, like Children holding hands all around the bowl, and he had Completely fake or completely turned off headset microphone on much like Britney Spears or Garth Brooks, would you sure? And then, when he went to address the crowd, actually, like using a live microphone, they handed him a microphone. I handed him a microphone. And he said, I love you Children is beautiful thing. Everything is great. And then he hands off to party at my hands. Many hands off the microphone in somebody like why use the one attached to your head and continues to lip sync into the fake microphone? Yeah, there's a lot of pressure that I wouldn't really blame somebody for lip sinking honestly, normally, I would like if I go pay to see you live. You're putting on a concert live, whether it's a stadium or arm or intimate show. I want to see you play it live, even if it's not exactly as it it sounded on the recording. But if I'm watching or from playing the Super Bowl, if I was in a band playing basketball, I would absolutely consider Not having to risk as many things. I didn't have to rip all the Ashlee Simpson is sure. Yeah, whatever I could rely on to make sure I didn't look like a fool. So lots of pressure as that momentum builds. Speaking of Ashley Simpson, did you see What? Her sister Jessica Simpson tweeted. When the whole subway thing came out, I saw that there was something other, but I didn't get the story. The subway lawsuit that's saying, you know, this is definitely not tuna or whatever. And Jessica Simpson said something like I get it at subway. It's confusing because she said, chicken of the sea and, uh, she may have been a Trailblazer on that. Just a trendsetter. The White House is making some moves. Friends. They've got a plan in there. Wanna tell us about this Plan B. Biden administration. Is hoping to resurrect a proposal that was surprisingly from the Trump administration.
Hollywood Monsters with Mallory OMeara
"History is written by the winners by men early editors of science fiction anthologies choice to exclude by women and in doing so made many believe that women did not write science fiction in the genres earliest years. This is just one example. And by no. Means the only one mallory mira self-confessed monster lava and film. Ned discovered a similar story in one of her favourite monsters. Millicent patrick was one of disney's earliest female animators and went on to design one of the greatest film monsters of the creature from the black lagoon but a jealous smell. Coworker ensured that there was no prestigious career. A rating millicent. Mallory decided to set the record straight in her book. The lady from the black lagoon. Hollywood monsters and the lost legacy of millicent. Patrick and reestablish. Millicent of monster design mallory. Thank you for joining us. But before we get stuck into things would you please introduce yourself to our listeners. high Yeah thank you so much for having the ottoman cited to to talk about this with you. Three i m author of lady from the black lagoon an fulltime author. And i'm also fellow podcasters. I host the show reading glasses every week with my friend. brea grant. what did you hope to achieve by. Unearthing the story of million patrick and setting the record straight about her contribution to monster design. Well a few things honestly the impetus behind me working on in in writing from the black lagoon was just i wanted to know. Millicent has been my hero. Since i was a teenager and i wanted to satisfy my own personal curiosity i found out about her when i was seventeen and it just seemed creature from the black lagoon like nobody even knew if she was still alive. She didn't have a website. She didn't have a wikipedia entry. Nothing about her online. So i personally just really really wanted to know at as i started digging into her life and her work and in this book i i also just. I wanted people to know that we've always been here. You know i. I actually started working on this book before the metoo movement happened and while i think it's amazing that there's such a huge push right now to get more women in front of the camera behind the camera writing doing everything women everywhere in cosigned for me but i also think it's really important to have people know that women have always been here. We have a legacy here and millicent. Patrick is proof. That and if i could only unearth her story and bring it to the world than i could could prove it is funny. You say that. Because i remember i was a massive star trek fan still but i remember in high school being completely obsessed with original series star trek and then discovering that d c fontana was a woman and i was like women have been there from the beginning. We right star trek. Yeah so i. I definitely can get on board with excitement. It changes everything. I mean finding out that a woman who designed this incredible monster that i became completely obsessed with it changed my life. It made me realize up until that point all of my heroes in the monster world. Where met you know tom. Savini rick baker. Dick smith jack pierce. It never even occurred to me that women did those things and seeing just one single photo of seeing a woman working on the creature from the black lagoon. It broke my brain open. It was like being struck by lightning. And it you can. You can make a direct line from that moment in time in front of my computer. Seven seventeen to me becoming a filmmaker later on up reading a bit about medicine on. You mentioned that you back. Then she didn't have a wikipedia entry. She does have one now on your on it as well. Yes i mean we're competing is basically all from the bottom up until that point there was no there was really no biographical information about her and the stuff that was out there was largely false Sometimes because of Militants own she liked to fabricate biographical information about which was very fun for me to deal with as biographer But it's now now actually people who she is and she has a wikipedia. Entry people You google tons of stuff comes up. It's really it makes me really really happy. So how did she become raised from history in the first ice so the her boss at the universal studios monster shop and she worked there in the early nineteen fifties was a man named bud west more and he was part of a very very famous big family of makeup artist. The west morris His father actually. George west was the man who invented the idea of a makeup department so they were huge. Deal in hollywood at the time he had a massive amount of power and influence not just at universal but in the film world is a whole unfortunately he was also known for taking people's credit being very jealous of the other artists that worked with him if they were more successful or more talented than he was which wasn't hard to do And she designed creature and they shot the movie and it became very clear that the movie was going to be a huge hit. They the universal studios publicity department wanted to send millicent on a press tour to promote it and up until that point in history know in the fifties. There was no twitter. There was no. Imdb there is no way for people to really look into the details of of credits on films. You know back then. There was no like ten minutes end. Crawl at the end of a movie like we get now. There was only like these cards that gave the heads of department Credit for the things that they did so no matter. What but didn't design at on a movie increase in the credits creature. It says makeup. Bud west more So he never was challenged. People always just assume that he designed everything that came out of his shop
Disneyland Kills Its Annual Pass Program to Lure in Tourists
"The happiest place on earth shared a bit of sad news for disneyland devotees. Anyway if you have an annual pass to the park or ever wanted to buy one well. You're out of luck in early. January disneyland abruptly announced that its annual pass program was over well. The company said it was sunsetting annual passes which is so disney right. The program let guests pay anywhere from around four hundred fourteen hundred a year for access to both disneyland and nearby disney california adventure park. Both parks in southern california have been closed since last march because of the corona virus pandemic so folks eagerly waiting for the park to reopen. And the chance to buy an annual pass for next year. We're doubly sorry disney said anyone who's passes extended beyond the shutdown date would be automatically refunded in pass holders will get discounts on food and merchandise from disney's retail outfits. Through the end of february. Now disneyland doesn't publicly release sales numbers but it's believed that they sell around one of those passes a year that means. There are a lot of disappointed disney fans out there wondering why well it all comes down to the numbers and money. Of course both disneyland and california adventure around twenty eight million visitors a year according to estimates spine engineering firm. That's a whole lot of foot traffic on main street. Usa and that traffic is good. News for disney. If those millions of visitors are spending a lot on food and souvenirs while they're at the park and people who spend the most in the park. Well they tend to be tourists from out of town which visitors spend less money in the park residents of southern california who also make up the bulk of annual pass holders according to the la times. So while you'd think that selling a million annual passes might be profitable for disney the program is actually clogging the park with people who are spending less on food and stuffed animals hence the annual pass programme has gone the way of mu fossa. Sorry that was that meanwhile at disney world in orlando the annual pass program was closed to new buyers last summer. Theme park experts. Say it's for the same reason. The park is crowded with folks who live nearby and spend less in the parks. But anyone who already has a pass in hand for this year can still use it. Because disney world is currently open disney's move has made another theme park come out and assure visitors that won't be axing its annual pass programme universal studios with parks in. You guessed it orlando in southern california after disney made their announcement universal studios hollywood tweeted. Hey pass members we heart you. That may have been a good marketing. Move on their part but for diehard disney fans and there are a lot of you out there universal studios just can't replace that disney experience disney executives say they will be rolling out alternatives to the annual pass. Soon in the meantime visitors will have to settle regular old day passes
"universal studio" Discussed on KFI AM 640
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Universal sued by actor Faizon Love for cutting Black stars out of ‘Couples Retreat’ publicity posters
"Universal sued for cutting black couple from posters actor phase on loves so when universal for cutting him out of the poster for the two thousand nine comedy couples retreat and his accusingly demand. Vince vaughn of also trying to help silence him according to reports. Yeah so the fifty two year old actor set a lawsuit wednesday that he was a gas when he saw that he and his co star. Kelly hawk they were chopped from the publicity posters overseas couples. Retreat was very successful. First place is opening weekend and it went onto a spectacular. Run that grossed over one hundred seventy one million dollars worldwide but universal studios place. Mr love in the backseat of the right enjoyed by his six. White co stars. The lawsuit alleges. Now that's a clear. Rosa parks reference mocatta. Yes universal did apologize. When the edited poster i was exposed and love says that he was then promised future. Lucrative career making film roles. That never materialized so the movies. Lead actor vince vaughn. Who's fifty years old. He's also accused of helping. The film bosses try to placate phase on with the lawsuit claiming that he went so far as to tell love that you know making a big deal about this removal from the poster might not be a good career move so that sounds a little bit like a threat of blacklisting.
California's Theme Parks Won't Reopen Anytime Soon
"Knew a trade group that represents theme parks in California, says legal action is being considered to get the governor to allow the re opening of Park sooner. Erin Guerrero with California attractions in Parks Association, says all options are open right now. Our number one goal. Is to be allowed to reopen responsibly. Obviously, we we love to keep that conversation going and come up with a reasonable timeline for reopening. State officials announced yesterday that large theme parks would have to wait until the state is in its least restrictive Yellow Cove in 19 tier city officials in Anaheim say that could be another 6 to 12 months or longer. Executives with Disneyland Universal Studios, Knott's Berry Farm, Magic Mountain and other parks say the state guidelines are arbitrary and have no scientific
California theme parks could seek legal action to speed up reopening
"Sell Its assets. Theme parks like Disneyland, A universal studios are not happy with the state's new guidance for reopening both L A and orange counties are nowhere near the yellow or minimal risk tear. The state says they have to be in for a large theme park to reopen Park say they've been able to safely reopen in other states like Florida By following their own protocols. Hugo Martine covers the travel industry for the Times. He says that while the state sent representatives to Florida to check out reopening protocols, it didn't lead to any changes. Apparently, that didn't really sway the state much because they came back. Pretty much with the same protocols that they were considering about two weeks ago. The theme parks say they aren't ruling out legal action. Erin Guerrero is the executive director of Kappa. The California Attractions and Parks Association is our number one goal is to be allowed to reopen responsibly. Obviously, we love to keep that conversation going and come up with a reasonable timeline for re openings. But at this point Any options There are viable industry associations say that the shuttering of US theme parks has led to
Disneyland and Los Angeles' Universal Studios will remain closed
"Universal Studios and most other big theme parks in Southern California will remain closed for the time being under new state guidelines. Major theme parks will only be allowed to reopen if their counties are in the least restrictive or yellow tier of the state's reopening roadmap. And even then, with only 25% capacity. Currently, Los Angeles and Orange counties are nowhere near the yellow tear. Kevin TRIP KNBC News
Interview with Daniel Shoeman
"I'm sitting here with a gentleman named Daniel Schuman pronounce that crackling corrector, Daniel Shuman and actually Ganal reached out to me several months ago after hearing the plan strong podcast. Because he had a friend who was suffering from I believe it was some krones or else right of colitis and you were wondering if I if I had any advice or recommendations and I and I sent you a a whole protocol. It was based on a woman out of Columbus Ohio doctor Dr Pam Popper and did anything ever come of that. So you know one thing I've learned in this whole journey of mine is that I can't change people I could try my best I try to present as much information as I can. It's much. That's backed up by science. Ultimately. It was up to my friends who make decision I think. Obviously. He's in his own journey and he's going to have to figure things out and unfortunately I haven't been too successful within thus far. But I, believe in laying the groundwork at least and hopefully giving him some of the tools to come to his own decision one day and maybe See, some relief that he can get because he really is suffering a tremendous amount and the and you. You mentioned a little earlier that. So you you've had some phenomenal success and we'll get into kind of your story and your journey. But when you had that kind of success, you WANNA scream it from the mountaintops eight and. Because it seems so obvious that Oh my gosh I mean this is going to cure everything that ails you. And yet, people tend to push back a little bit right and so what have you found is kind of the smartest tactic as far as with friends, family co workers, and trying to impress US lifestyle upon them. So I think the biggest thing that is an individual canoe is to lead by example to show, and it's pretty obvious anyone who's seen me who's followed me the last couple of years has seen a tremendous improvement in my life in every aspect of it and if they can see. Especially, someone who knew me well, beforehand, they knew I was not a fitness guy I was not someone who Generally worked very hard on himself. especially when it came to nutrition health fitness and if they can see that someone like me can do something like this and the positive impact, it's had on every aspect of my life. Medically. Socially emotionally, my relationship, my children, my relationship with my wife, my intimacy it's really an unbelievable. Thing to see and. I think was a little bit guilty in the beginning of being a little bit maybe to gung-ho and trying to because as you said, it does seem so obvious it seems that there's so much science. This. Isn't just a fad this the way I see it. Hopefully learning throughout my whole life and I not I'm not a scientist. I'm not a doctor. I'm not gonNA pretend that I have all the answers to everything. But it seems pretty clear to me that this is something real and I know you've seen it. I've seen it so many times with people who have. Not, only prevented diseases but reversed it and have regained their lives and have become empowered to do something and to really change their lives in the people's lives around them. So. Yeah. Just being that example showing people this is something to do you know when people talk to you about protein and you know that's a sure you get that all the time where's your protein come from when you're eating a plant based? Diet. And if I could lead by example, say, Hey, look protein deficient you're not could show the my numbers from when I get blood work at the doctor's office. And that's that's where I'm at right now I was just trying to be that example China show hey, this is an alternative I'm not going to. Have the Hubris to tell you, I know all the answers to everything but this is at least an alternative if you WANNA go down. So many of the popular roots these days. This is a way to do it mindful way to do it. Really. Isn't I don't think it's not difficult honestly at the end of the day and. Just, it's possible as an alternative. So let's let's talk about that for a SEC. So you said you don't think it's that difficult what? Let's. Let's discuss your journey a little bit show. Where were you not mistaken? You started this journey into how April two thousand seventeen is that right? That makes it able to thousand seventeen I was twenty nine years old what inspired it? So I mean. It's a good question I. I was obese most of my life morbidly obese most of my life and every day was really a struggle was there's a lot of discomfort when that big you know my my biggest I was about three hundred and fifty five pounds. Not Comfortable way to live. So right off the bat, just being that big I don't believe I was ever complacent with a something that let me ask you this. So you say it wasn't comfortable being that big. What are some of the things that somebody that is? Three fifty and what are you? Like six, one, a non five ten okay. Okay. So three fifty, five, five, ten, what are some of the things that are uncomfortable almost everything just being in public being taking the train in on a normal day squeezing next to people you know at its most extreme I went on a family vacation to universal studios in the in Florida and I was very excited to go in this Harry Potter I. They have their this isn't in big castle. We waited online and get to the ride and we go to sit down and the harness won't close on me substitute big to fit in the.
Latest Nintendo News
"Get excited. Choo Choo Train. ooh, you. Pay Pipe that leads us to the end of our news segment and for funds. As we thought, it'd be cool to just kind of wrap up with a couple of quick hit news items that happened to be all Nintendo related in. So, if you guys missed it earlier this week a drop for the Super Mario lying on black milk went live and we talked about this one they announced it and you're into. Fashion of the FEM variety I like the starter s let's they have a lot of stop you can check out, but they also announced the animal crossing Collab-, which is going to be happening. So this is Super Fun as well. So if you guys want to showcase your love for either animal crossing or Super Mario Brothers, you may want to check out the black milk line secure and there was also to more announcing Super Nintendo world is going to be happening in twenty twenty one. So this is an old trailer Super Nintendo world. Obviously, this is going. To be in Japan, there's one supposed to be happening universal studios in Orlando but because of the covid nineteen pandemic, it has been delayed worldwide. What they did today was confirmed that they're like come hell or high water. We're going to open in two thousand and twenty one, and they revealed some of the food items that you're going to be able to try when you go to Super Nintendo world. So let me show you think tool dress. Suggest I mean they sold that dress in a shop in their blackmail trout by so much stuff is capped already like. The the two things I got are already kept the presale. But. You can still or you can still order those things in select sizes. But the food goes I don't know those UK. Those are those are pancake sandwiches what What. So we're looking at. Ladies and gentlemen of some of the themed cafes and other sources they're going to be having some of the they're showcasing our these Mario and Luigi Pancake sandwiches in the pancakes are like tacos but filled with whipped cream. Are Their hats won as an m one as an L. One's read one's green who would have said and Mario doesn't want these photos to be bigger. I apologize everybody watching Mario's pancakes. Sandwich has strawberries and cream and it says who's come. That's a cap joke says Oak Dokey and they're some looking green fruit and cream I'm not sure what exactly is going on yeah I don't know what those fruits are. There's apple or lime I'm. A super mushroom drink and a tropical bottle and a mess moustached fruit creams soda because a little. Alcoholic? Be grateful was bring your own. To. Chat. Hopefully. It just looks really cute and the store is obviously look all Mario we on the inside, all the chairs, little toadstools and I now this is GonNa. Be My happy place. I'm ready. We're definitely going to do what's good games field trip to Super Nintendo World Orlando when it finally opened. Hundred percent. Rona. No likes he rona. And your the worst get out of here. Okay Only Rona would take a hint. All right. Our last piece of Nintendo news was this little news blurb that dropped this week about Nintendo treehouse spotlighting Jairo Warriors, age of calamity, and then a little bit more info about. Three Pittman three, the deluxe version, Jairo Warriors. So age of calamity is this an expansion it and actually get a chance to watch this this is the. Way tecmo warriors spin off. So it's like real warriors, but it's called age, of course, because it takes place one hundred years before breath of the wild. Yes. So what's GonNa be really interesting about this game it's GonNa show in deep dive into some of the characters and we're GonNa see like personal interactions and here a little bit more about their backstory. Narrative perspective. This is cool but the showcase today the Nintendo. treehouse showed her Bosa style fighting. Zelda showed link fighting a little bit young EMPA-. That is going to be hitting co rocks and the weapons won't break. They. Also, the weapons work in this game. And I showed a little bit about of the map in the weapon upgrades system and it actually looks really good. I mean I did not like the first Jairo warriors primarily because the multiplayer was really bad someone had a play on the way you gain pat and someone could play on. TV. was like the way they designed it why they did that I don't know Nintendo Intendo, but it's really fun and the game play it looks great and some of the places that they visited. To see loan ranch, you could see all the locations essentially from breath wild before the the fan. So most of these villages are intact. The buildings aren't all destroyed. You get to see some of Aksu Games like an ochre enough time Linlin ranch, for example, AC, the same buildings and the little sheds. If it looks good. It looks like all the kicking, ass. Zelda out here. Making her keep and look at that. So she is primarily her Sheikha Asleep abilities which every character has access to you. But hers are a little bit more epic like her bomb for example, is like A. Bomb that spits out many bombs and it's pretty global. Yeah. Yeah. I think this is going to be fun. This actually comes out November twentieth and pick me comes out October thirtieth. So these are two. I mean, I think this game's much bigger than pigment three personally. But yeah, and it's an awesome set up their sleeve, which is nice. It's interesting that they're choosing to focus on this game. Because I think a lot of people were hoping for an update on what's happening with breath of the wild to not to say that we need like a full game play reveal or anything like that. Clearly, this game isn't going to be happening until two thousand, twenty one at the earliest but it would have been nice to get like a teaser or something in conjunction with this Jairo. Warriors announcement, and this is a little bit of A. Guy When this game was announced. Feel like those were a month ago a few weeks ago. was they said, yeah. Sorry. We know. We know what you really want. Just please be patient you really really want. Yeah, they. Yeah but. We can't give out to you yet. The thing. Thanks bye. Yeah I. Think it'll be good. It'll be a little guitar over. It also face. This is an appetizer main course exactly at Obama's or Bros a kick ass you. She got a hack and slash the lightning, their little shield she's like mosquito. been and kill you. If you want to see the game play that we're referring to, of course, youtube dot com slash what's good games or you can go to the Nintendo YouTube account as well. But did you spend a lot of time with hydro warriors doesn't Feel like your style of game and please tell me if I'm inaccurate, you're not wrong. No I played like I said, a little bit of the I went back. When was on we you but the problem with you is this is kind of Game I. Think I could only played multiplayer because it's just more entertaining play someone but someone had a play on the you game had an some could play on the TV and so as you can imagine that didn't work very well Jason was playing on the way you gamepad because of course, he was and I had the Nice Big Shiny TV. His game, he knows his role absolutely his game play on the game pad was really laggy. It didn't look very good I mean it was the Game Pad Right? So I played it. It was fun. But the reason I'm more interested in this one is because of again, it's going expand on the story. Breath of the While we're GONNA get a deeper dive into characters like are both saw relationship she had with Zelda and Zelda's relationship with these folks and that's I. Think we're the the excitement comes from for me.
Breaking Through as a Challenger Brand in a Dominating Industry with Michael Landa
"Michael say what's up to fire nation and share something interesting about yourself that most people don't know probably feared asked people my office they would not know was trying to think earlier is one thing that they definitely would not know about me and that is that up until about I'd say probably a couple of years ago I could still do a standing backflip in my office. So Yeah. I kinda grew up as a competitive gymnast when I was in high school and then I was non-american swimmer. So I mean swimming was really my main sport. But I competed a lot on the floor exercises in gymnastics as well, which is something people most people don't know about me. I've just always had this feeling that if I ever tried a standing backflip immediately tear my MC l. that's just a thought that I I don't know why I had that thought that's why I said for years ago try. Not Going to happen. So fire nation as I shared the talking all about teaching an old dog new tricks and my guest today has launched a company called New Loewe, which is a combination of the words nutrition and love. So that Super Cool New Loewe and why Michael I mean, you went to business school why did you decide to start a pet food company before the PETRIE company? Kind of the Genesis of the Food Company was a company I started? Before new I, I'd spent the early part of my corporate career working for big companies. I used to work for is your oxen in General Electric, and then most recently with universal studios in. Two thousand one that I was in L. A. and I was taking a quick break and. I found I. Don't know how many of you have been through the experience of trying to find a pet sitter for your pet. I went through an experience, sperry the detail, but basically led me to leave universal and start what became the nation's largest at home pet sitting dog-walking training business. Is based in Los Angeles and we. I spent about a decade running that company and was it was in and of itself was a really cool business about one, hundred, eighty five. Pet Sitters dog walkers doing roughly eleven thousand a month all over Greater La, and you know the significance of that was I was you know we're on the front lines of feeding a large population of dogs and cats whether parents were traveling and over the course of the decade I really started to see a huge demand for pet sitters who could administer at home insulin shots, and this is for diabetic dogs and cats, and we eventually it started to stress the business where I couldn't hire that tax and and trained my sitters to give shots fast enough and you know one thing I was trained academically as a biomedical engineer. So I I can be annoying and in my ability to kind of. Dig for root causes and that's exactly what I did in this case is you know I started asking myself like what what's happening why are so many pets getting sick why are so many dogs and cats getting diabetes and? I went out and talking to vet schools and scientists around the country and you know what I learned wasn't I'm GonNa say it wasn't really rocket science but it was you know essentially that are pets are living in in their own version of fast food nation we have you know we we have a country where four. A large large conglomerates control over eighty percent of the pet food sales in the United States and you know these are the very companies that make candy, chocolate, Jelly and cereal right. These are these are the four that control eighty percent of our pet food distribution the US. So you know. Really. The majorities are really low in meet their high in carbohydrates, these high glycemic ingredients. They're marketed very well but unfortunately, dogs and cats can't use the food for themselves otherwise, they choose products that are high in meat. That's one of the reasons you know I. Before I even gave it much thought I was leading Los Angeles moving to Austin Texas and I started new Loewe with the objective of creating a food platform. That's more species Pacific for dogs and cats at high in meet low in carbs and look like
No trick-or-treating this Halloween in Los Angeles County due to COVID-19
"Have some news that involves Children here in Los Angeles County. Where Randy the county government, the Board of Supervisors and fake doctor Barbara Ferrer have officially canceled Halloween. That's right. There will be no Halloween. There will be no trick or treating. There will be no West Hollywood Carnaval. There will be no Halloween horror nights at Universal Studios. It's all being canceled because of the cove it what's not permitted this Halloween, which is less than two months away. No door to door trick or treating because it's very difficult to maintain proper social distancing on porches and it front doors, especially in neighborhoods that have lots of trick or treaters. Also not permitted is something called trucker Trading where Children go from car to car instead of door to door Now, I've never heard of trunk or treating, but that sounds like some stranger danger right there. Gatherings or parties with non household members. That's not permitted, even if they're conducted outdoors, no carnivals, no festivals, no live entertainment and, of course, no haunted house attractions. In fact, the haunted hayride in Griffith Park is gonna be a drive through this year. So what is allowed You can have an online party in a contest like online zoom costume contest. You could be in. Ah, following car Parade, Khun even have Ah, dress up your car in a costume and have judges Judge it. You can have a Halloween movie night at the drive in theater. Maybe they go see earnest, scared, stupid Halloween theme meals at outdoor restaurants that that's something you can do as long as that restaurant is operating with the protocols that they operate outdoors. Even when it's windy out. Following themed art installations and outdoor museums that's going to be allowed. You're allowed to dress up your home with Halloween decorations, but you can't actually enjoy Any Halloween. Now It doesn't say anywhere that you can't eat candy. But imagine eating the amount of candy that the average person eats during Halloween, and you're not walking off those calories by trick or treating.
No Going Back to Normal with Guillermo del Toro, Zack Arnold and Laine Trzinski"
"Welcome to our podcast. It's where we asked some of the entertainment industry's brightest minds how Hollywood might reinvent itself as it comes out of the pandemic coming up filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. But first, we ask our guests in every episode, what they would do to fix Hollywood and we've talked with actors, directors, executives, and writers. But, what about the people on the frontlines the below the line workers as they're called in the business, they do vital work behind the scenes and they have a lot to say about what needs to change Hollywood is going to thrive after the pandemic members of the gig economy people that are creative professional's in. Hollywood, we're essentially chewed up and we are spit out. We are treated like we are widgets we are commodities that can be replaced. That's Zach Arnold he's a film and TV editor. He's worked on shows like empire burn notice and glee he got a lot of attention for a blog post he wrote about what could happen when production resumes the title Dear, Hollywood? We don't WANNA go back. To normal normal wasn't working. It had come from me having hundreds of conversations with people that all said the same thing because of the pandemic I had this immense amount of self awareness of how much I hated my life before all this started. Now that I'm not driving I realized how much I hated my commute now that I'm not working eighteen hours, I realized how much time I lost with my children and I received hundreds upon hundreds of responses I'm still getting them, and I still can't sift through all of them. Arnold's blog is called optimize yourself and gives advice about work life balance, which is really important in an industry that is notorious for grueling hours with no guarantee of steady employment. Arnold shares a story that he heard from film editor Walter Merch, he worked on the Godfather and apocalypse. Now, it was a famous story back in the mid to late seventies about a film that was vastly over budget and had very tight deadlines and everybody was just getting pushed to the limit with twenty hour days and they went to one of the heads of post production at Universal Studios and said, we have to do something about these demands. Everybody is dropping like flies and the response was get more flies. Nothing has changed in the last forty years. It's all about everybody having to create a miracle such that today's Miracle Dust becomes tomorrow's expectation and whatever it takes however many people it takes to figure this out they throw people at the problem and as soon as somebody can't deliver anymore they find somebody else that will and I think this is a systemic issue that needs to change, and if ever there was a time to figure it out I think it's right now the most immediate problem with that get more flies solution is that if someone on test positive for coronavirus, it isn't simply a matter of replacing that person one infected crew member could shut down an entire production. And the safety protocols that you need to prevent that that requires time and attention and money. So what we can't do a separate, the conversation of safety from the conversation of ours because the two are inextricably linked. If you're going to have a safer set, you need to have people that are healthy that have strong immune systems that are not sleep deprived. That are working regular hours. I don't know why it has gotten to a point where. We do work such long hours when honestly to have any sort of life, we shouldn't Laney trubisky is one of the many industry gig workers who read Zak's blog post she's a hairstylist and she's been in the business since nineteen ninety-three. But back in March when the pandemic hit her work stopped Gosh, it's just been ups and downs my feelings change every single day I'm not sure if I even willing to remain in the film business. Because the film business, we had before very stressful and was very hard on a lot of families and people and things have to change their for sure the hours for her makeup teams some of the longest onset they have to be there before the actors arrive and can't leave until the actors are done. Laney says the norm are fourteen or sixteen hour days, and she has worked for twenty four hour days in her career, but she's hopeful. Things will get better. There's so much time entailed in getting our disinfecting right before we even get to work and get to working on the actors that the film business is going to have to slow down I. Don't think it has a choice anymore, and I, think it will be beneficial for all of us. Laney's work requires her to be on set but people like Editors Zach? Arnold. Well, they can do a lot of their work from home. As long as their bosses sign off, just had the conversation this week with an assistant editor who was told that in order for them to be able to keep their job, they have to work in the office and they have to go into a screening room with ten or fifteen directors and producer. They can take notes because that's just the way that it is in its quote unquote impossible to. Work from home we've now learned that's not the case and people are just making these excuses number one because they don't want to put in the effort or number two because they don't Wanna spend the money but guess what disruption is uncomfortable, it is painful but this is the point where we're going to have to fix these issues because you can't just say to somebody sorry informed the standards or we're. Going to hire somebody else while it might have been possible in the past for the people doing the hiring to point to a pile of resumes and say, if you don't do this job, someone else will arnold says that's changing. Now there's nobody on that stack because nobody's willing to go in under these circumstances and that is why I think Cova such an inflection point for post for Hollywood generals that. Before whenever we've thought about what are the consequences? Well, it's going to be really long days and I'm going to be really sleep deprived and something might happen. But what are the chances now we're literally talking about losing our lives if we do this wrong and I think that is the big change that we're seeing just emotionally the groundswell is people saying your entertainment is not worth me giving my life.
Tiffany Haddish Interview
"Tiffany Haddish is winning so big great. Now, she got three movies coming out this fall in September night school with Kevin Hart in October, the oath of political comedy in November Tyler. Perry's next one nobody's fool and next year she's already got the lego movie to secret life of pets to the kitchen with Melissa McCarthy and Elizabeth Moss Tiffany. So hot right now, there's not enough water in La to put out the fire. She's a Hollywood allaster and she built all this after being homeless for years. She built all this on the strength of her comedy and the strength of her spirit. She made this happen by thinking it into existence. What do I mean? That the last black Unicord tell you, it's Tiffany Haddish on Tori show. You see like overnight and I know you're not I know you've been grinding for a long time. We'll see that was all part of my plan and my manifestation I wanted everyone to think, oh, that's brand new where that come from and then. We'll be long time. What was was keeping you going when you were just grinding sleep in the car coming up no promise of that. It was going to work out like. What was keeping you going? Knowing that I that I am going to do it having the I knew is like. Like. A little girl knows periods gonNA come at some point. You don't know when it's going. But you know it's going to happen or like I know. I'M GONNA pay taxes when they win I, have to do my tax return. From my job to do but I know one Davis GonNa Happen. As just knew. How did you know? You believe in yourself you believed in the universe like I didn't know nothing about no university university global at that time was universal studios. and. I was a kid I just knew you just how you just you just like. You know you're going to have a job. You know you're going to have your own play like this is you know I didn't know how no win. Know like. In what capacity I just wanted to be a entertainment I knew I wanted to bring joy. So. Like every job that I've ever had is been it has been basically that I've been that in that job when I worked at the catering company I, was my job was to meal prep. Well, I'll be singing and dancing as everybody that was in the kitchen pair with me like you. So I was bringing joy you know when I worked at. Bar mitzvahs. Full blown entertainment right there. Energy produced wine thick. I'm in the and I'm cracking jokes on kids on the dance floor getting the old man on the killing people by accident I was. I was winning then I got a job at the airlines and I was like, well, they're give me a microphone they let me make announcements and I'm doing stand up comedy at the same time like every thing I've ever done is led to that when I worked at the Youth Center, I taught you know Improv. Classes dance. We had a I had a comedy class going we served we taught them how to Crochet seen the game banks crocheting it was slumped in something else but like always had some sort of you know artistic at. going. Somewhere. Good for me and good for whoever's around me.
Are Movie Theaters Screwed?
"I'm Sean. Fantasy and Amanda Events, and this is the big picture. A conversation show about movies. There is a lot of news about movies in the world right now, but not so many movies, it is officially August which means three things one, it is hot as hell outside. To its Amandus, birthday happy, birthday Amanda. Thank you shot three a very bad time for movies and this year. Of course, it's unusually bad. Thanks to covid nineteen. So man, we have a lot to talk about today's episode a lot about the state of the movie business and more specifically about where you didn't spend your birthday, which is in a movie theater. Because movie theaters are not open and it's sort of feels like movie theaters are screwed. We're going to talk a little bit about some of the decisions that Mc made last week and the ramifications of that, and maybe some of the financial decisions that AMC made earlier today, and what that means for the future of movies. It's a very complicated time. Can you help us understand just a little bit of what transpired last week between? AMC and Universal Studios. Yes. So we got the ultimate resolution of the great trolls world tour fight of twenty twenty, which is that after much public negotiating and wild statements made on both sides, AMC theaters and universal came to an agreement and universal movies. Now will be shown in AMC theaters with a new theatrical window of seventeen days, which is notably shorter than the previous window that most that all studios and movies operated under in the United States. That window used to be in the neighborhood of between two and three months, and that meant films has a plan theaters for nearly a quarter of the year and sometimes more than that before you could find them at home and that's changing I sort of I. You know it's clearly changing for the purposes of universal movies. No other studio has come to this agreement and universal. Universal has only come to this agreement with one theater chain. Am See. So this is not a cataclysmic event, but it certainly seems presidential. It certainly seems as if it's something that is going to send shockwaves throughout the industry for the future. You know. Obviously, we spent so much time on this show talking about the slow atrophying of the theatrical experience. This feels as significant. A story has happened in that respect I was just doing some doing some Napkin math last night about box office receipts, and so over the past ten years, the annual domestic box office has averaged about eleven eleven, billion dollars in the United, states, and right now, it sits at about one point, eight, billion dollars with just about two plus months of true box office. So. These are really desperate times for movie theaters and so am see I. I'm trying to understand what specifically is motivating AMC's whiplash decision making because as you said, Adam Erin who is the CEO of AMC had some very strong words for universal's decision about trolls world tour about four or five months ago, and now they've made nice and in fact it it sort of feels like AMC took a hit here in this negotiation, what do you think is animating their their decision making deep financial desperation just this absolute total. What else can we do to keep the lights on? which I am not a do not have an MBA. Okay, and I'm not an economist, but there has a lot has been written. You know in deadline and in the Wall Street, Journal and the trades about the extremely precarious financial situation of AMC in particular, and obviously all of this is heightened by the fact that movie theaters have not been open for months now and they don't have a business model because of covid nineteen but I think you know covid nineteen has really exacerbated. What was. A A tricky situation for all movie theaters. But especially, it seems AMC just because of how it's business it structured and you mentioned today there assume news about AMC's restructuring in order to. Reallocate some of its debt, but it just all seems under the guise of we have to keep the lights on because we do not have cash on hand and movie theaters aren't open and we don't know when they're going to be able to be open most places, and if we don't have cash coming in, then our business no longer exists. So AMC it even it seems within the realm of the theater chains who are all obviously impacted by covid nineteen seems to be really motivated to figure out any income stream that it can right