Saturday, September 13, 2014

TRAVEL REVIEW: Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando CityWalk - AWESOME!!! #FamilyForward

The Family Forward Blogger Retreat at Universal Orlando provides bloggers and their families with hotel, food, park passes, and unique experiences at a significantly reduced price. All opinions are my own.

Seeing the Blue Man Group was the highlight of my son's trip to Orlando
Blue Man Group Orlando is Fun, Exciting, and Great for all Ages...

When I found out that as part of attending the Family Forward Bloggers Retreat over the long Labor Day weekend at Universal Orlando that my son and I would be seeing the Blue Man Group show, I was very excited. I had never seen the Blue Man Group perform live before but I had heard of their high energy show that is part comedy, part music, and part outrageous.

But I did wonder how my 14 year old son (who has a short attention span) would fare during the almost 2 hour show.  Well I should not have worried because he L-O-V-E-D the show as much if not more than I did. I can honestly say that the show is awesome and I could not believe how fast the time went by. And how people of all ages were loving The Blue Man Group.

If you have never been to a Blue Man Group performance then all I can say is you don't know the fun you are missing.  The show started out with hilarious messages flashing across the monitors, one of which reminded us that we would be embarrassed if cell phones and cameras were used during the show, so all my photos that you see in this post were taken during the show's over the top finale which involves lots of toilet paper and 6 foot bouncing balls.

And speaking of embarrassment, don't show up late to a Blue Man Group performance because they have a surprise waiting for an unlucky latecomer that will make you the butt of many jokes.

The show was highly entertaining and was kind of an all out assault on the senses.  The music was loud, the colors were brilliant, the comedy was off the charts, and there was tons of flying paint. My son laughed so hard that I thought he was going to fall out of his seat. And the 3 year old and 5 year old boys sitting behind me were laughing so uncontrollably at times that they actually did fall out of their seats.

It's all about Family...
The Blue Man Group Orlando show likes to make fun of how we tend to use technology to connect online with people instead of connecting with friends and family in real life.  So the overall message of the show is that we get more "happiness hormones" by being in a group together and by sharing group experiences.

Since the Family Forward conference was all about families connecting through shared experiences, this show fit right in to the overall theme that families can bond better by communicating less through smartphones and more through human connections.

For families who come to the show, the Blue Man Group website has added a special page for parents with FAQ's to explain who the show is appropriate for and how to prepare your kids for the show. The website also has links for activities that are inspired by the show's content that families can do after the show. And there are also lesson labs for educators that go into the science and technology that is used during the show.

Can you tell that my son enjoyed meeting the Blue Man Group?
After the show was over, we all were given the special opportunity to meet the Blue Man Group and take photos with them.  I think you can tell by the photo above that meeting the Blue Man Group was one of the highlights of my son's trip to Orlando, so much so that I had to get him a Blue Man Group t-shirt as a souvenir of the evening.

If you will be vacationing in Orlando I highly recommend checking out the Blue Man Group show at Universal Orlando CityWalk -  It will be an experience that you will not forget.


Follow FREEISMYLIFE on Facebook
blog comments powered by Disqus