Throwback Thursday: Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Mash-Up

DSCN7820The moderately popular Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Mash-Up at Universal Studios Florida closed just over a month ago.  Let’s take a look back at it.

The original version of the show, Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue, opened at Universal Studios Florida in 1992.  The show went through multiple revamps since 2002, most notably in 2006 when more adult themes were added to it and making it more of a PG-13 type show.

At the end of January 2014, the show was revamped once again to be more family friendly and opened only days later with the new name, Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Mash-Up, with a new opening and song numbers, many being mash-ups, of course.

During the show, the singers would come down into the audience and sing to them and interact, adding a very fun quality to the show you might not find elsewhere. Check out some video of the show below.

The show closed in  January, 2016, to make room for Universal Orlando’s new attraction, Fast & Furious: Supercharged, which also replaced Disaster.  Opening mid-2017, Fast and Furious: Supercharged will be an ‘original’ ride, meaning more than just a standard Fast-and-Furious-supercharged-ride-universalsimulation ride, and will most likely hold similar elements to the portion of the tram tour in Universal Hollywood of the same name.

On the ride, “you’ll feel like part of the ‘Fast family’ as you embark on a thrilling new Fast & Furious adventure that will put you right in the middle of the action. This ride is going to fuse everything you love about the films with an original story line and incredible ride technology. Inside the queue, you’ll get to see some of the high-speed, supercharged cars seen on the big screen. You’ll be immersed in the underground racing world made famous in the films and explore the headquarters of Toretto and his team. Then, you’ll board specially-designed vehicles for an adrenaline-pumping ride with your favorite stars from the films. The new attraction at fast-furious-rendering-750xx1174-658-99-0Universal Orlando will feature an all new ride vehicle and ride experience.”   So it sounds like it’ll be a track based ride system and most likely be heavily 3D screen based. The amount of land it will be taking up is a good indication that it’ll be more than just a Transformers type ride. Fingers crossed for something completely new and different!

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About Chris DiPaula

Creator of DiPaula on Disney: entertainment website dedicated to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, other Florida parks and activities, and other adventures. Co-creator and producer of Parks, Brews, and Geek News: an entertainment website dedicated to the Florida theme parks including Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando, movie & geek news, and food and brews. Chris DiPaula has been an avid theme park and amusement park goer since childhood and a die hard Disney fan for as long as he can remember. He is currently an active concierge Cast Member at Walt Disney World Resort and has worked for The Walt Disney Company since 2011. Previously, he worked for Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld Orlando in the entertainment technician field as well.

Posted on February 25, 2016, in Universal Orlando and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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