Monday, May 30, 2016
The last of the slime
The Nickelodeon Suites Hotel in Orlando, FL will switch to the plain old Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites and Waterpark on June 1. Which means an end to all those Nickelodeon show stunts, like the green slime - see the screenshot - from Double Dare and other old-time Nick efforts. It's hard to believe the slime could ever go away, but all things (even slimy ones) must pass.
The reporter in the linked story couldn't resist getting slimed herself, in one of the last mass slimings the hotel will ever stage. She came out of it a little wet but not too gross. The live performances of Double Dare will also soon be history, though the show will live forever - or at least as long as the Internet endures - on YouTube.
Fans of old Nick shows are packing the hotel this weekend, as it prepares to transition to just another boring tourist trap. Already the color schemes have been changed and the Nick heritage mostly expunged. Bye-bye, slime.