Jump to content
CrashOverRided

Nick Universe Remembered (photos)

Recommended Posts

I lol'd when I saw The Crypt.:lol:

I'm with ya!!! However, having an awesome coaster right above it makes the picture all the better!

I will miss Nick Universe....but I'm excited for the changes.....just looking at Nick U got bland for me....here's to hoping a great thing will happen when all will see Planet Snoopy!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I lol'd when I saw The Crypt.laugh.gif

I'm with ya!!! However, having an awesome coaster right above it makes the picture all the better!

I will miss Nick Universe....but I'm excited for the changes.....just looking at Nick U got bland for me....here's to hoping a great thing will happen when all will see Planet Snoopy!

actually i was taking the pic of the stuff in the net.....looks like a wallet, watch and so on. :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Now watch, in 3 years it will be a Dr. Seuss land.

No i dont, i dont like green eggs and ham. not on a boat, not on Diamond back. No , i dont like green eggs and ham.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm pretty sure Seuss is tied up at the moment... Not to mention it's a bit more whimsical and theme-heavy than our current owners would be likely to go.. Haha! :P

Though if your point was to say Universal should buy Kings Island? Join the club!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Back in 06 I had the pleasure to work with Creative Environs, even then with it being known that Cedar Fair just bought out the parks we joked about that in four years all our hard work will be taken out with Snoopy and the gang being the replacement. So I went along and listed the things that I installed in order that the pictures are in. Not every picture that CrashOverRided posted I worked on, the only rides that I didn't work on was Swipers, Azul, Go Diego Go and Scooby. So here I go!

The Backyardigans Swing-along: Installed the character panels around the fencing.

Atom Smashers: Installed Atom signs around fencing.

NickOround: Installed Characters around top and circles around fencing we had to stick with drawing profiles for both characters and circles for spacing.

Timmy's Airtours: I made the crown by cutting a plastic flower pot to look like a crown "clever huh :P " Also made fairy wings out of plastic sign board.

Dora and Boots: was first facing down midway but the Nick reps wanted it to look at Avatar.

Sponge Bob's House: Took six hours to install. I had to cut access panels inside tunnel to bolt it down then re-fiberglass and paint.

Phantom Flyers: Touch up work on Portal and installed Character panels around fencing.

Log Flume: Installed boards back in 03 to raise water level on splash down to create bigger splash and slow down logs before right hand turn.

Not pictured was the 8 foot tall flowers by water maze: Dug holes and installed poles. Installed bubbles and sea weed around Planktons plunge and Sponge bob statue.

Lazy Town Sportacopters: Ran Helicopters around and side tracked to help install Vinyl. I had special permission to run helicopters around and side track since I used to do maintenance on them back in 02 and 03. Plus they didn't want to pay their Maint. overtime to set there and side track cars for Vinyl ;)

Oh I also Installed Blue and Boots on the Nick cars.

The fencing was hard to drill threw since it's round stock, we had to tap it first so are bits wouldn't move around. On the NickOround on of the guys from Environs broke a bit into his arm! After returning from dropping him off at B North I finished the install.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for posting the pics. It made me think of a great plus to the whole Planet Snoopy change (yes, besides new paint jobs and theme).

The other day, I pointed to a strip mall and said to my kids, 'Hey, see over here where the Elder Beermans and bank is? Yep, that used to be all fields. Can you believe it? You could see all the way to those trees over there. No parking lots, no nothing.'

To which my kids replied something like 'You're old, mom.' and 'Mom, that must have been a long time ago...'

Now I'm looking forward to that golden moment in April where they point at Snoopy's snowy white head and go, 'That's where Runaway Reptar used to be!'

Guess what I'll say.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BUMP!!!! now is a good time to look at the changed since there has been so many photos released since i made this post ......all i have to say is "i like it more then i thought i would" cant wait till opening day to see it in real life.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To bad none of the names flow with the type of ride they are going with. They really need to hire some one with an imagination....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To bad none of the names flow with the type of ride they are going with. They really need to hire some one with an imagination....

jii_dreamfinder.jpg

CedarPointer, hoping someone understands this...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Who could forget Runaway Reptar it was one of my favorite rides growing up.rolleyes.gif

At least the ride itself is still there. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To bad none of the names flow with the type of ride they are going with. They really need to hire some one with an imagination....

jii_dreamfinder.jpg

CedarPointer, hoping someone understands this...

Ugh, I really hope that they will return JII into its clasic state

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ressurrecting an old thread. I can't believe that Nick's last year was almost 10 years ago. I still miss it. Nickelodeon Universe was my childhood! Don't get me wrong Diamondback, Banshee, Mystic Timbers etc are great, but my little kid memories were always Nick Universe!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I grew up with Hanna-Barbara/Nick Central, but I do remember Nickelodeon Universe (and even seeing construction pics on here) and that classic Nicklodeon logo. I do remember it being weird that some of the Hanna Barbara rides were re-themed to Nickelodoen (specificly, The Beastie). Flashing forward, I do like that Planet Snoopy has a unified theme (as in, everything is now under one theme, unlike when a ride started out as HB themed (with Nick Central already part of the park) and then became Nickelodeon themed). Hope this makes sense...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ahhhh wish i could put my daughter through Nick stuff besides Charlie brown dont get me wrong i like snoopy and all but Nickelodeon was cooler lol 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, thanks to OP for the photographs and to @Hawaiian Coasters 325 for bumping this topic. Total nostalgia trip. I grew up with HB/Nick Central, but Nick Universe rolled around when I first joined this site/was much more active and was still an area when I was a manager. I remember having to try and remember all those weird names when working in the area.

"Can you meet me at Backyardigans?"

"Sure. What the hell is that?"

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Man the things my 5 year old would do to run through that water maze.  I was trying to explain the area to him the other day and he was about in tears that they took it out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nick Universe construction photos were how I stumbled upon this site. Maybe around 2006? Good times. Doesn’t seem like it was all that long ago. Thanks for the topic bump. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...