Sunday, February 10, 2013

Vintage Video Of The Week : Universal Studios' Ghostbusters Spooktacular!

Beginning in June of 1990, Universal Studios Florida ran an attraction called Ghostbusters Spooktacular, a special effects show that gave park goers a front row seat to a live action battle between the Ghostbusters and their most iconic adversaries; Slimer, Gozer and of course, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
Unfortunately, the attraction reached its end in 1996, and was moved out to make room for a simulation experience based on the movie Twister, an extremely popular attraction which still to this day occupies that spot of the park.
Thankfully for all of us, a super cool father with a video camera saw the importance of preserving geek history, and on a visit to Universal way back in March of 1992, he decided to film the entire Ghostbusters Spooktacular experience. 
Thanks to that incredibly awesome father, we tonight head into the Freddy In Space time machine and travel back to 1992, to virtually experience the gone but never forgotten Ghostbusters Spooktacular.
So plop your ass in the seat next to mine and let's enjoy it together!!

As if that wasn't awesome enough (and I'm pretty damn sure it was!), I've got another special little bonus video for ya this week.  In conjunction with the Ghostbusters Spooktacular attraction, Universal also had a tie-in gift shop within the park, titled the Paranormal Merchandise Store.  Again, thankfully for us, that same father also had the foresight to film the inside of that store, forever preserving it for future generations of Ghostbusters fans.

So let's wrap things up with a quick virtual visit to the Paranormal Merchandise Store, shall we?!?!

I don't know what you grabbed from the shop, but I totally couldn't pass this up...


Now if you'll excuse me, I've got some ghosts to bust, and some streams to not cross!!

1 comment:

Brian Pitt said...

I was lucky enough to see the Ghostbusters Universal thing live as a kid along with a cool Beetlejuice thing they used to do!