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Blue Man Group is a MUST SEE for the Whole Family at Universal Orlando

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I’m notorious for over scheduling our family vacations and this spring break in Florida was no different. My husband would only be able to join us for 4 days and I wanted to make the most of it. So directly from picking him up at the airport we were headed to City Walk at Universal Studios, Orlando. Among other awesome attractions, it’s also home to the Blue Man Group!

We were double dating with his parents and none of us had seen the show before. Neither did we do any research before hand. We simply went in with an open mind. By the end of the show my mind was blown. I’m going to try very hard not to gush here but it was hilarious, entertaining, and surprising – in a word epic.

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Going into the show, just based on things I had heard, I fully expected a concert. Guys dressed in blue, creating music out of unexpected object. While there was definitely that aspect, I quickly learned that Blue Man Group is so many things. It was a concert, a parody, a comedy and yet it was not one of those specific things.

Co-Founder of Blue Man Group Christ Wink says it best when he says “Our show is not a play, it’s not a circus, it’s not performance art. To us, it’s just an attempt at creating a heightened experience at being alive. We really believe in the value of getting people excited and giving them access to what we call ‘life force.’ Which is the energy boost you get when you see something really cool or do something really fun. We believe that ever day we’re on this crazy planet is worth celebrating.” 

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I don’t want to give too much away because much of the hilarity lies in the unexpected. However, life force is something we definitely felt during the hour and a half we spent with BMG. We were on our feet, we were cheering, we were fist bumping and laughing until tears rolled down our cheeks. You could FEEL the energy in the air and there was not a single member of the audience who wasn’t into the show. The audience laughed as the antics of the group, the GiPad apple parody and audibly cringed as we saw ourselves play out in the texting parodies. At the same time we also quickly realized that there is a really interesting and meaningful story being told. 

We were on our feet, we were cheering, we were fist bumping and laughing until tears rolled down our cheeks.

And that my friends is what makes the show amazing. That this group of three people can amaze you with their musical talent, play out parodies that you have experienced in your daily life and at the same time tell this really great story – without saying one single word is just mind blowing. The show easily gets a full 5 stars in my book.

That being said, I do have a few tips to make your experience even more enjoyable.

  • When booking your tickets shoot for end seats in the middle sections  or anywhere in the front “splash” zone. These seats saw the most physical interaction with the members! 
  • Get there early and have dinner at City Walk. There are some really great restaurants and it’s always lively. Plus, they offer dinner & show deals. 
  • Pay close attention to the message on the main screen. It sets up the “story” played out in front of you. Photography and recording are not allowed so leave your cameras at home and put your phones away. Just enjoy the show.
  • Immediately after exiting the show hang a right towards the restrooms – the group comes out for pictures!

Thank you to Universal Orlando for providing tickets to the show. All opinions remain my own.

Ashley

Ashley

Ashley spends her days avoiding run-ons as she turns words from yellow to chartreuse and wearing out the M & N keys writing about Travel, DIY, and Tech. She hopes to inspire the masses to travel and LIVE happily one InstaTweetPin at a time.

5 Comments

  1. April 9, 2014 at 3:13 am — Reply

    You know, I’ve been to Universal Studios twice in the past five years and still haven’t managed to see them although I would love to! It’s on my to do list now, I’ve never read a review on them before. I love the look of all the energy there!

  2. April 9, 2014 at 4:15 am — Reply

    I have never seen them but have heard they’re lots of fun. I’ve always wondered how hard it is to get that blue off.

  3. Marysa
    April 9, 2014 at 4:22 am — Reply

    This looks like a lot of fun! I think this would be a great thing for the whole family to enjoy. I’ve never seen Blue Man Group but I’d love to!

  4. April 9, 2014 at 5:01 am — Reply

    Looks like a fun and entertaining show, very colorful!

  5. April 9, 2014 at 5:40 am — Reply

    I’ll have to be honest. This act has always sort of creeped me out but sharing how much your kids loved it gives me the strength to give this a chance.

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