Yesterday, 4/30, marked ten years of when Nickelodeon Studios closed to the public. Though we know it was a combination of the network moving on from game shows to more animation, not convincing enough to fly to Orlando to film, or just the studio losing money from a decrease in the audience we don’t know whether to believe one way or another. One thing that is for sure nothing will ever be able to replicate the success and legacy of the building during that time period. And Nickelodeon could never be able to relive that period but if they insist to they need to take a chance and see that Florida is even bigger and better than ever and more stuff could be produced down there. I wrote on my Facebook fan page on my thoughts of the closing and accomplishments for the project:
Well we’ve reached it here. Can you believe that today has been 10 years when Nickelodeon Studios closed its doors to the public? Some may think that this place was just another ordinary TV studio. But there was much more to it than that. It held a quality fun wholesome entertainment that combined genuine people and crafts of working TV production during a time when the children’s cable channel, Nickelodeon, was at its peak. Where else could you get slimed, see a taping of your favorite show, get a tour of the set, see all types of props, and learn about the inner makings of how TV was made at the same time?! Like the same question last year what do you miss most about this place?
Ten years could be a long time since its been gone and renovated almost, but to us this place will always be known as a landmark and could still make us smile or strike up emotions if you were to ever go to Universal Orlando Resort and know that this was the place where Nickelodeon called home for a long time for its game shows, sitcoms, dramas, and whatever type of promos or programs. Hopefully this project will open up new eyes to the public and see how different it was for anyone who ever worked there or visited the place during the years it was opened. Some may think what I’m doing is not worthy or stupid in a way but there are others who feel the same way about the studio being a cherished place and those opinions are the ones I listen to. There needs to be a balance of kids entertainment I feel like in this day and age and the building knew how to cater to that. I’m so glad to be doing this documentary and my goal is to persuade the audience that this was a great place to build a children’s factory and the future needs it. I will keep making this goal come alive and still get excited when hearing its history from those who lived it. Though Nick Studios Florida is not here anymore it will still be there in its physical form when you’re just walking through the park or scrolling the Internet and thinking, “Hey this is where Double Dare, GUTS, Kenan & Kel, All That, Clarissa Explains it All, Figure It Out, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Welcome Freshmen, etc filmed at!” So here’s to a good lasting and continued legacy of Nickelodeon Studios Orlando,Florida!!#nickstudios #nickelodeon #90snick #orlando #gonebutnotforgotten