“Roll the film”… “Rolling!”.. “Nickelodeon’s All That, scene 1 take 1”. “Ready?… Action!”
“Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger, may I take your order?” “CUT! And print!” Nickelodeon Studios Florida, opening in 1990, was the place where Nick was made! The studios were made up of sound stages 18 and 19, along with the center support building which was home to the Game Lab. Nickelodeon Studios had a gigantic slime geyser outside of the building, along with a time capsule that was buried in the early days of Nickelodeon Studios.
The building had a very unique paint job that screamed Nickelodeon, bright and crazy colors, along with the gigantic Nickelodeon splat sign that hung above the building. The main draw of Nick Studios was the production studio tour, which showed you how all of the most popular Nickelodeon shows were made. In the heyday of the tour, it was 40 minutes long, but towards the end of its run it was reduced to around 10 minutes long.
A Nickelodeon themed gift shop was located outside of the building, along with a slushy stand and other miscellaneous stands that rotated over the studio’s history.
The tour took guests into two sound stage viewing tubes, where the guests on the tour could watch productions being filmed below. The tour then showed the control rooms, and the wardrobe department. Towards the end of the tour guests were taken into the Gak Kitchen where they were showed how the iconic Nickelodeon Gak was made, and they even got the chance to eat some!
The Game Lab was the highlight of the tour for most guests. The premise of the Game Lab show is that you were “testing” new games for Nickelodeon game shows. Kids from the crowd were selected to participate, and one lucky kid would even get slimed!
Many of your favorite 90’s Nickelodeon shows were shot at the studios! And all of the game show contestants were Universal Orlando guests! Some of the shows were shot at Nickelodeon Studios!
All That (Season 1 and 2 Only)
Clarissa Explains It All (1991–1994)
Hi Honey, I’m Home! (ABC/Nick at Nite sitcom)
Kenan & Kel (Seasons 1 & 2 Only)
My Brother and Me (1994–1995)
Nickelodeon Launch Box (1991–1994)
Nickelodeon’s Total Panic
Noah Knows Best (2000)
Teacher to Teacher: With Mr. Wizard
The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo
The Nickelodeon Hit List
U to U
Double Dare 2000
Family Double Dare (1990-1993)
Super Sloppy Double Dare (1989 Nickelodeon run only)
Super Special Double Dare
Figure It Out (1997–1999)
Get the Picture
Legends of the Hidden Temple
Make the Grade (Season 3 Only)
Nickelodeon Arcade (1991–1992)
Nickelodeon All-Star Challenge (A three-part special)
Nickelodeon Guts (1992–1994)
Global Guts (1995)
Slime Time U Match U Win! (1995)
Think Fast! (Season 2 Only)
What Would You Do? (1991–1993)
Roundhouse (Season 1 Only)
Nick Jr. seriesEdit
Eureeka’s Castle (1990–1992)
Allegra’s Window (1994–1996)
Gullah Gullah Island (1994-1998)
Beat the Clock (2002, PAX TV)
Nickelodeon SPLAT! (2004)
Nick or Treat (block, 1992–1995, 1997)
Slime Time Live (2000–2003)
World Yo-Yo Competition (2000)
Rock Line on MTV (1991)
Nickelodeon Gets Real Mature(1991)
Nick Hit List (1991)
By the early 2000’s most production moved out of Orlando, and the number of employees at Nickelodeon Studios was very low. Due to the lack of production, the studio tour bypassed the whole studio portion of Nick Studios, and went straight to the Gak Kitchen and the Game Lab, the whole tour lasted around 15 minutes. The final show ever filmed at Nickelodeon Studios Florida was Nickelodeon Splat! On August 17th of 2004. Nick Studios closed its doors forever on April 30, 2005.