How to Make a Mega Movie Deal

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How to Make a Mega Movie Deal
Universal Studios Florida
AreaHollywood
StatusClosed
Opening dateSummer 1991
Closing date1993
Replaced byAT&T at the Movies
General statistics
Attraction typeWalk Through Exhibit
ThemeMotion Picture Industry
Sponsored byAT&T Wireless

How to Make a Mega Movie Deal was an attraction formerly located at Universal Studios Florida.[1] It opened in 1991, a year after the park opened,[2] and was closed in 1993 to make way for AT&T at the Movies. It was not much of a major attraction, though it was themed to Universal's and the rest of Hollywood's movie industry, and was similar to the park's Lucy: A Tribute attraction, also in the Hollywood area.

The attraction[edit]

Synopsis[edit]

In 1990, Universal Studios Florida released this official synopsis:

"Watch how a young man's career skyrockets when he wheels and deals his way from studio mailboy to movie mogul in this hilarious Hollywood farce! From the drawing board to the Silver Screen, you'll learn how to make all the right connections!"

Summary[edit]

The exterior facade of the building was themed to The Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, California and The Garden of Allah in Hollywood. The attraction was a small exhibit themed to the movie industry, and included many exhibits, games, and videos about the industry. It also featured a small storyline of a man progressing from a mail room employee to a studio executive in Hollywood.[3]

History[edit]

The attraction opened a year after the park, in Spring, 1991. It was closed in 1993, and was replaced by AT&T at the Movies, which opened in 1998 and was also removed, in 2001. The inside of the building was then turned into Cafe La Bamba, a seasonal restaurant, while the former entrance was converted into a Universal Express pass distribution area for the Woody Woodpecker's Kidzone area attractions, which was closed in 2007.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Universal Studios Florida 1991 Park Map". Universal Studios. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17.
  2. ^ "Travel Advisory, Universal Adds 3 Shows in Florida". New York Times. April 21, 1991.
  3. ^ Kolbar (December 27, 2007). "Other Former Attractions?". IOA Central.