The Blue Man Group rolls out the blue carpet for the Blue Man Group VIP Experience at Universal Orlando Resort!
The Blue Man Group has been in Orlando since 2007 and sells out shows almost nightly at the Universal Orlando Resort. The show, which plays in the old Nickelodeon Studios sound stage, allows guests to escape their problems for an hour and a half. For those who have not seen the show, the Blue Man Group show showcases 3 different Blue Men with their own personalities and quarks. At first many ask themselves “what is going on” but by the end of the show see a bit of themselves in the men while letting loose and dancing! A few months ago, the Blue Man Group added an in depth look inside the show giving first time and long time fans of the show a glimpse behind the curtain to see what it takes to put on this amazing show! I was invited to come cover the new Blue Man Group VIP Experience and I wanted to share my thoughts of it with you!
First off, lets look at some of the details of what the Blue Man Group VIP Experience gets you. The ticket, which costs $199.00 a person gives you:
- A ticket to the show
- Priority entrance
- Backstage tour before and after the show
- Souvenir lanyard
- Popcorn and Soda delivered to your seat
- Show Program
- Discount on merchandise
- Private Meet and Greet with one of the members of the Blue Man Group
Now that we know what the Blue Man Group VIP Experience comes with I wanted to share my experience.
I arrived at the Blue Man Group soundstage an hour prior to show time and was met by a VIP Tour guide from Universal Orlando. Once checked in, we were escorted into the soundstage where the Blue Man Group performs on a nightly basis. We were given a tour of the front of the house, got some pictures on stage and were given some basic information about the Blue Man Group, their founders and about the show here in Orlando.
After the tour, we got to take a step backstage and see some of the history of the Blue Man Group thru photos and other memorabilia such as their gold record. We also learned how the Blue Man Group likes to make an impact on the community that they perform in by doing charity and philanthropy work.
Next we were given the opportunity to play one of the instruments that the Blue Man Group plays on stage which was amazing! We also were given special permission to paint our faces in special glow in the dark paint like the band members of the show!!! This is normally not allowed but since we were VIP then they allowed it!
After the tour, we were escorted to our seats by our guide and had our snacks delivered to our seats just in time for the show to start! We enjoyed the show from some of the best seats in the house! To check out my review of the show, then click here!
When the show ended, we were given some stats about the show like how many boxes of Captain Crunch are consumed, how many pounds of Jell-O are made, and how many gallons of blue paint is used each and every week in the production of the show. We also had the chance to see just how quickly the house was reset between performances! Just a mere 30 minutes is all that the crew needs to reset the entire show!
Once the house was clear, we were given permission to take a look backstage behind the curtains where the magic happens! We got to see the LED boards, props and lighting and sound equipment used and just how much work it takes to make the Blue Man Group show look flawless!
Lastly we were given a chance to actually speak with one of the guys who plays one of the members of the Blue Man Group! First off, to be able to speak to one of the Blue Man Group members was amazing since they never speak. The best part of the experience was the 5 or so minutes we got together to look inside at the roll of the Blue Man Group, what they have to go thru nightly, how they auditioned and more. I asked the gentleman that I interviewed to give me 3 words to describe what Blue Man Group was… his answer? IT’S A PARTY!
I absolutely loved the Blue Man Group VIP Experience! I have seen the show in Orlando a total now of 6 times and the VIP Experience not only gave me a new appreciation for the show, but for the whole franchise! If you are looking to experience the Blue Man Group for the first time or are coming back for more and want something new to experience then I suggest booking the Blue Man group VIP Experience!!! To book the experience make sure you check out the website here!