Blue Man Group Bluephoria Lounge: Experience VIP treatment and a best-kept secret at Universal

Blue Man Group Bluephoria Lounge: Experience VIP treatment and a best-kept secret at Universal

Blue Man Group Bluephoria Lounge: Experience VIP treatment and a best-kept secret at Universal

Blue Man Group has been a beloved part of Universal Orlando since 2006, when the former Nickelodeon Studios was revamped into a theater for the immersive experience. Commonly referred to simply as BMG, the show combines music, unconventional instruments, toilet paper, and comedy creating an unparalleled experience, and one of the most unique in Orlando.

When you purchase tickets to Blue Man Group, you will be offered an additional opportunity to participate in a VIP experience entitled the Bluephoria Lounge.

Bluephoria Lounge at Blue Man Group - Universal Orlando.
Bluephoria Lounge at Blue Man Group – Universal Orlando.

This experience is not very well known to many guests, but is an amazing experience that should not be missed when attending a BMG show. For just an additional $20 per person (in addition to show admission), you gain access to the Bluephoria Lounge 45 minutes before the doors open for the general audience. You meet with a Bluephoria member at the bottom of the stairs on the outside of the Blue Man performance center, provide your tickets and in exchange get a wristband.

The wristband entitles you to two drinks in the Lounge (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), which is an incredibly relaxing environment. Alcoholic drink options include mixed drinks with vodka, tequila, and rum, and a selection of beers and wines. The Bluephoria Lounge also offers non-alcoholic options such as juice, soda, and water.

When you enter Bluephoria you immediately see the neon colored pipes on the ceiling, the entire room is tinted blue, and you are welcomed by a bartender (the drinks are delicious!).

Bluephoria Lounge at Blue Man Group - Universal Orlando.
Bluephoria Lounge at Blue Man Group – Universal Orlando.

While relaxing in the Lounge, you can either stay inside and watch a behind-the-scenes video detailing the original Blue Man Group, how they were formed, what their original intentions were, or you can choose to go outside to a makeshift patio that provides a great view of Universal Studios Florida, the Hard Rock Café, and the back of Islands of Adventure (where you can see some awesome props that are not in use).

Most people opt to have one drink while in the Bluephoria Lounge and then head into the show with their other drink.

Bluephoria Lounge at Blue Man Group - Universal Orlando.
Bluephoria Lounge at Blue Man Group – Universal Orlando.

While some who purchase the Bluephoria Experience think that those are the only benefits they receive, there’s even more. After the show is over, while flocks of people are rushing to the lobby in an attempt to meet a Blue Man, with your Bluephoria wristband you get to head right back up to the Lounge where you will get a Blue Man all to yourself. Within ten minutes after the show ends, one of the Blue Man comes up the elevator into the Lounge to ‘sign’ autographs and take photos. You also get a free Blue Man photo, which the Blue Man will stick some of his own blue paint on.

I was lucky enough to receive a one-of-a-kind painting from the Blue Men during their show, which was kissed by the Blue Man who came up to the Lounge after the show. They will hang around for a good period of time to take photos, providing an unforgettable experience. Drinks are available for purchase before the show (in addition to your two free drinks), but limited after the show. We stayed in the Bluephoria Lounge for about fifteen minutes after the show without any problems, and when we left, there were still a good number of people heading in, leading me to believe that the Lounge will be open for at least thirty minutes after each show.

Bluephoria Lounge at Blue Man Group - Universal Orlando.
Bluephoria Lounge at Blue Man Group – Universal Orlando.

Drink prices ranged from $6-10 per drink (for alcoholic options) in the Bluephoria Lounge, so the ticket nearly pays for itself just in the two drinks. But In addition to the free drinks, you are provided with early access, a souvenir, and a one-on-one meet and greet opportunity with a Blue Man that generally would not happen otherwise!

This experience is one I will not be forgetting anytime soon, and it is one that guests should not skip to get a full Blue Man experience.

The Bluephoria Lounge VIP pass can be purchased by visiting the BMG Box Office or calling (800) BLUE MAN. To learn more about CityWalk, check out our OI Blog archive, or discuss with friends in the OI Forums.


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OrlandoInformer

Thanks for a great post, Ally! I haven’t been to Blue Man Group in quit a while, so I think a re-visit is in order, and this will be the way I experience it in 2013 🙂

Ally Pfeiffer
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Ally Pfeiffer

OrlandoInformer Thanks Dan!
Yes you should definitely attend a Blue Man show, it changes so often that I’m sure it’ll be a completely different experience than last time you saw it. The Bluephoria is definitely the way to go!

Jon Ransom
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Jon Ransom

I miss workin there

julie y
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julie y

Ooohhh!!! Thanks for the review,we have our tickts already for October-booked in the UK.Do they let you upgrade after you have your tickets???We would love the Bluephoria Lounge,and it sounds like a really good deal!!!

Ally Pfeiffer
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Ally Pfeiffer

julie y Julie,
Yes you can definitely upgrade after you purchase your tickets, as I did that also! Contact the Blue Men guest relations/ticket booth and they will be able to assist you. I do not think you can purchase the VIP upgrade for Bluephoria online yet.

julie y
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julie y

Thank you-that news has just made my day!!!!!It sounds like it is going to be a fab night!!

KarlCarpenter
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KarlCarpenter

When I visited all VIP guests were those chosen for interactions in the show. Not sure if this is  a regular thing but the fact that you were chosen for the painting suggests so.

OrlandoInformer
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OrlandoInformer

KarlCarpenter Cool. Thanks for the tip!

Ally Pfeiffer
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Ally Pfeiffer

KarlCarpenter I don’t believe that that is always the case. The only marking that gives away you are a VIP when you are in the theater is your bracelet, but it’s dark and you’re covered in paint and toilet paper at times, so the Blue Men can’t always see that from the stage. I was in the front row center for the show, which is generally where the first painting is given away. The second painting was given to a girl who was not VIP and who did not purchase the Bluephoria experience. Along with that, two other on-stage interactions with… Read more »

Emma Sanderson
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Emma Sanderson

The VIP room is amazing! We loved it! Xx

Tammy Stewart Westbrook
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Tammy Stewart Westbrook

We love the Blue Man Group!! This would be fun Parish Westbrook!! 🙂

Justin Lubor
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Justin Lubor

Isn’t it true you can also see old Nick probs and some of the old studios if you do this option? Not sure if it was just a rumor or not

Keri Williams
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Keri Williams

This show is brilliant. A big must for all the family x

Samantha Bird
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Samantha Bird

Does anyone know if blue man group has discount tickets for annual pass holders? 🙂

Stuart Nielsen
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Stuart Nielsen

For the life of me though I can’t remember how you get it. I remember it being fairly decent. If you call the Annual Pass 866 number they could tell you. 1-866-PASS 4 FUN

Ally Pfeiffer
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Ally Pfeiffer

If you keep an eye out, there are some old Nickelodeon gems hidden. Not within the lounge itself, but going up the stairs there are some signs and such!

Ally Pfeiffer
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Ally Pfeiffer

No, the lounge is for all ages. The beverages you get can be alcoholic or non-alcoholic. Both times I’ve gone there have been children there 🙂

Chuck Plagmann
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Chuck Plagmann

I agree, the Bluephoria Lounge is a great and memorable experience!

JakeWheeler
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JakeWheeler

Did you look through the windows on the patio? If you didnt you missed MAJOR Nickelodeon remains. Also, you could have asked the bar tender to see what was behind the triple doors in the lounge and he/she would of showed you the old Nickelodeon viewing tube.

Kathryn Simpson
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Kathryn Simpson

Dang. Wish I knew about this 2 weeks ago. Sounds cool

Paula Ingram
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Paula Ingram

I agree vip ticket worth the money we got it and it was our honeymoon it was fantastic

Johnpaul Murray
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Johnpaul Murray

Brilliant show and a great opportunity to meet one of the stars of the show I had my 13 year old girl up in the bar , a must to do

Shawn Radcliff
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Shawn Radcliff

Cool, good to know, but I bet my best kept secret at Universal is a lot better.

Mario A
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Mario A

Great idea. Going out there at the end of July and hoping to catch the show. As far as seating, any suggestion?

Faith pars
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Faith pars

Come on then, make my families trip(with my mother) all the way from Scotland more special.

David
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David

Sadly they no longer offer this, its now a much more expensive VIP option…