Gasp! What's Barney doing on my blog? What's Pygmy on, and where can I get some? No, no, no, I'm not popping happy pills, and I haven't fully lost my mind . . . yet. The reason why I'm just thrilled to see this big guy singing and dancing around is because this DVD was entirely shot at Universal Orlando Resort. Sure, many films have been shot at Universal, but they were all shot in the soundstages, and rarely in the parks themselves, although there was one music video where they have flooded the New York section of the park right in front of the Mummy attraction.
So Barney, big scary yet child-friendly purple dinosaur gets an OK by me with thanks to this DVD as it goes through parts of not only Universal Studios, but it's sister park, Islands of Adventure. I'm not sure if there was anything else filmed at IOA, but knowing that something was shot there is pretty cool, even if it is just Barney. Another reason why I should personally give the big guy a big ol' hug is because there is a nice shot of the old Enchanted Oak Tavern (the creepy looking tree in the trailer) which has been demolished to make room for a Harry Potter themed section. So, even though this DVD was ment for kids only, and as a subliminal commercial for the 2 most awesome theme parks, I shall label this DVD, Barney and the Land of Make Believe, with the Pygmy Seal of Approval!
First 6 minutes