Thursday, May 23, 2013

New entertainment at Nick Hotel - Bfast, 4D theater, Dora show

The Nick Hotel has recently debuted a trifecta of new entertainment (disclosure: I was part of a press event treated to a breakfast and private shows of the attractions), in the form of a revised character breakfast, a new 3D movie (plus effects, which make it "4D"), and a new live action character stage show. 

SpongeBob’s Bikini Bottom Breakfast
The all you can eat buffet at the Nick Hotel has long had characters wandering from table to table, but now they are just SpongeBob characters (Dora and Diego were also present until recently), which means they can do more show-specific songs every 20 minutes or so. Expect plenty of time to meet and take pictures with the likes of SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy. The buffet includes all typical breakfast foods, both hot and cold, and an omelet station where your food will be made to order.

SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D Movie: The Great Jelly Rescue
I've always loved 3D movies in themed environments, and this one goes a step further by including a laundry list of in-theater effects: bubbles, water mist, pumped in smell (of fondue), "snow" (actually soap bubbles), a rumble seat, and a tickle string from under the chair. It's a fun movie with lots of chase scenes - rather manic, actually, and ideal for young boys.

Dora’s Friendship Fiesta

Ideal for young girls, on the other hand, is the new show dedicated to Dora. You'll find the familiar songs and a few faces you know (Boots and Diego join Dora on stage), as well as songs and a few characters from other shows (confession: I didn't know them). The meet and greet afterward is an excellent way to take photos with these characters, since they aren't at the breakfast buffet anymore.

All in all, it's a good re-tooling of offerings at the Nick Hotel. They continue the slime show, the outdoor mass sliming, and the big water playground - really a hotel-based water park - that is the main draw for this hotel.

They are running a special - 15% off if you use the code BLOGGER521 when you book.

Kevin Yee is the author of numerous independent Disney books, including the popular Walt Disney World Earbook series and Walt Disney World Hidden History.