Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast

Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast

infobox Universal ride
name=Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast
logo=Jn.jpg


caption=The entrance to Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast at Universal Studios Florida
park=Universal Studios Florida
land=Production Central
theme=Nicktoons
status=Open
opened=April 11, 2003
host="Pre-Show: Jimmy Neutron"
duration=10
height_requirement=40
custom_label_2=Previous Attractions
custom_value_2=The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera (1990-2002)

Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast is a simulator ride at Universal Studios Florida that replaced The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera. The story line is that the evil Ooblar, (brother to King Goobot who is an enemy of Jimmy's) from the Yolkian planet has stolen Jimmy's newest rocket creation, the Mark IV. Jimmy, along with his best friend Carl and robotic canine, Goddard, invite the audience to give chase in other rockets through the worlds and sound stages of the Nicktoons.

The attraction

ynopsis

In Spring 2003, Universal Studios Florida released this official synopsis:

ummary

The facility which used to house The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera is used for the same purpose as its predecessor. Enough changes were made to re-invent the ride as Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast, such as paint and a new movie, but it is essentially the same.

Queue

The outside queue area, where people wait in line, feature several television screens that show various Nicktoons on a loop. The guests are then taken into a preshow area where the storyline for the ride would be revealed.

Pre-show

Inside the building, there is a television screen with an atom and electrons revolving around it (Jimmy Neutron's insignia). When the demonstration starts, Jimmy introduces himself, Goddard, and Carl to the audience and then Jimmy instructs Goddard to give a layout of Nicktoon Studios. Shortly thereafter, the alarms go off and Jimmy's computer, the VOX-9000, alerts him that an intruder is on the premises. After a quick inspection of the lab, everything seems normal until a laser starts cutting the wall behind Jimmy, Carl, and Goddard. Ooblar shows up dressed as a tourist (notice that he's wearing a Universal cap). Jimmy asks what he's doing here and Ooblar responds that he came by to give Carl back his stuffed bear, Mr. Fluffkins. Jimmy is perplexed at this statement saying, "You came all this way to return Carl's bear?" Ooblar laughs and then plays a video that shows him and King Goobot arguing if Ooblar can enslave the Earth. King Goobot eventually gives in and requests that Ooblar bring the Mark IV rocket back to him so that he can duplicate it and then his armies can enslave the Earth. Ooblar then gets into the Mark IV and prepares to fly off but not before threatening Carl to hand over the remote control to pilot it. Ooblar then leaves through the hole in the wall that he caused and Jimmy asks the audience to follow them in some Mark I rockets that he will pilot by remote control, (the ride vehicles themselves), while he, Carl, and Goddard follow in the Mark II. Earlier, Carl had asked what happened to the Mark III rocket, and Jimmy replied, "Don't ask." At this point, the screen goes black, and the guests are ushered to the rockets.

Ride

Right in front of the audience is a giant metal door with a large letter "N" for Neutron on the front. All of a sudden, the door opens and the rockets follow Jimmy, Carl, and Goddard out through the hole in the wall and enter Nicktoon Studios. There are lots of Nicktoon cameos to spot throughout the aerial pursuit, but this part of the ride has the most. Jimmy then warns the audience to watch out for the giant Slime Tower as the rockets head into Arnold's neighborhood. Straight ahead is the Rugrats sound stage where the characters are enjoying a Reptar-themed birthday party at Tommy Pickles's house. As Jimmy's rocket swoops in to follow Ooblar through the house, Goddard activates his roboclaw on Jimmy's command and grabs Angelica who is then carried through the house and up the stairs. The rockets then crash through an upstairs bedroom window as Angelica is dumped on the bed, and enter The Fairly OddParents sound stage where Jimmy asks Cosmo and Wanda to help them get the Mark IV back. However, Cosmo's antics get in the way and Wanda asks him to give his wand to Carl to help stop Ooblar. Carl then makes Ooblar disappear to the Yolkian planet and Wanda grants Jimmy's wish to follow him. On the Yolkian planet, Jimmy, Carl, and Goddard meet up with King Goobot who introduces them to Poultra, a gigantic alien chicken from the . While trying to flee from Poultra, the Mark IV is destroyed by her breath while simultaneously causing Jimmy's rocket to lose power and Ooblar to be turned into a fried egg. Carl uses Cosmo's wand to return to Earth where they crash land into Bikini Bottom where SpongeBob and Patrick are jellyfishing in Jellyfish Fields. SpongeBob is excited to see a "rocket-powered jellyfish" (Jimmy's rocket) and immediately gives chase by diving off a cliff onto Jimmy and then being pulled along behind the rocket in water skiing fashion. Jimmy drags SpongeBob underwater to a large pipe that leads back to his rocket lab. As the water drains into the floor, a very angry King Goobot shows up and traps Jimmy and Goddard in a floating bubble while forcing the audience and Carl to listen to the Chicken Dance as the seats move and bounce to the song. Carl manages to break free of the hypnotic music and uses Cosmo's wand, (which he still has), to blast King Goobot's staff where he controls the music and the bubble. Jimmy and Goddard are freed and King Goobot is reduced to a quivering mass after his shell is broken. Carl then starts wishing up tons of llamas as Jimmy thanks the audience for saving the universe. The door with the large letter "N" closes and the ride attendants congratulate the guests on a job well done.

There is a 40-inch height requirement for the simulator, requiring smaller children to sit in a non-motion seat. Expectant mothers, people with motion sickness, heart problems, back or neck problems, are all encouraged to sit in a non-motion seat. People occasionally panic during the ride due to the intense motion, and the ride is stopped by an operater.

Post Show

Like its predecessor, after the show, guests are escorted into an interactive area where they can interact with various technologies geared towards children. This area holds various logo signs and props from old Nickelodeon shows, including a pipe from Double Dare 2000 and a sign from All That. Cosmo and Wanda appear in different areas from time to time to talk about the thing they have poofed into, before disappearing.

Nick Stuff

Following this area, is a gift shop where Nicktoons merchandise can be purchased.

Cast and Crew

* Debi Derryberry - Jimmy Neutron
* Rob Paulsen - Carl Wheezer
* Frank Welker - Goddard
* S. Scott Bullock - King Goobot
* Paul Greenberg - Ooblar
* Tom Kenny- SpongeBob SquarePants
* Cheryl Chase- Angelica Pickles
* Daran Norris- Cosmo
* Susan Blakeslee- Wanda
* Bill Fagerbakke- Patrick Star
* Clancy Brown- Eugene Krabs
* Justin Shenkarow- Harold Berman
* Sam Gifaldi- Sid
* Jim Cummings- Cat
* Universal Studios Florida Employee- NickToon Studios Attendant

* Director- Mario Kamberg
* Producers- Joel Krasnove, Gaylee Reznik, Kevin Susman
* Music Composer- James S. Levine
* Art Director- Allen Battino
* Production Manager- Julie Peng
* Artists- Chris Darroca, Kenny Pittenger
* Sound Editor- Roy Brauerman
* Animator- Trey Stokes
* Sound Mixer- Roy Brauerman
* Visual Effects Designers- Heather Baker, Robert J. Baldwin, Christopher Lee Fowler, Ronn Harbin, Jason Meier, David Ridlen, John Sore, Donny Sorvala, Trey Stokes, Hanzhi Tang, Ride Trade
* Production Assistant- Trinity Murphy
* Distributor- Nickelodeon Animation Studios

Updated Queue

When the ride was first opened, the queue video showed clips from Hey Arnold, Invader Zim and Ren and Stimpy but now shows clips from new nicktoons such as Danny Phantom, and Catscratch.

Closing Rumors

In late-2007 or early-2008, one of the attraction's simulator vehicles on the second level of vehicles was taken out, possibly preparing the ride for a closing sometime in 2008 or 2009 due to the end of Universal's license agreement with Nickelodeon [citenews|url=http://www.themeparkinsider.com/news/response.cfmID3815|title=Theme Park Insider] .

Attraction has rumored to close in 2009, stated by an employee. But due to a new Nickelodeon show being recorded at Universal Studios, it was not going to close. It was just that the rockets were taken out all of the time temporarily for maintenance.

Trivia

*Right before Jimmy enters the underwater pipe in Bikini Bottom leading back to his lab, there is a half-submerged tugboat in the sand on the left. This tugboat is the "Thug Tug" from The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie that was released to theaters in November over a year after the ride debuted.

*As a joke, when Jimmy returns to Earth from the Yoikian Planet, a model of a Category 1 Hurricane heading to South Carolina is seen.

*During the pre-show, Ooblar is wearing a Universal Studios hat.

*When Jimmy blasts into Arnold's neighborhood, there is a poster for on a building.

*The Pre-Show includes many Universal Studios in-jokes. For instance, Jimmy states that you are actually standing in Nicktoon Studios, and that The New York section of the park is Arnold's Neighborhood and The Amity section of the park is Bikini Bottom.

*In tribute to the closing of The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera ride, Yogi Bear and George Jetson make 3-second cameos in the opening scene of the ride.

* A part of the ride featured Ooblar turned into Elvis thanks to Cosmo.

External links

* [http://www.universalorlando.com/usf_attr_jimmy_neutron.html Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast at Universal Orlando Resort]
* [http://www.orlandorocks.com/info.asp?location=usf&attraction=jimmyneutron&type=overview Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast at Orlando Rocks]
*imdb title|0360698
* [http://www.universalignited.com/video-gallery.html Universalignited.com]

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