Ride / Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast

Crossovers galore.

10- let's not do this! 9- how about we go home? 8...
Carl Wheezer (doing the countdown)

The heck with the countdown! We gotta blast!
Jimmy Neutron

Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast was a family-simulator ride at Universal Studios Florida that opened on April 11th, 2003, replacing The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera attraction.

Based on The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius as well as other Nickelodeon properties of the time, the ride was set inside the "Nicktoon Studios", where Jimmy Neutron, with Carl alongside, is preparing to show off his latest rocket design, known as the "Mark IV". Things are suddenly interrupted when Ooblar breaks in and steals it, as well as revealing the plan he and King Goobot have formed: to duplicate it and create a massive army to conquer Earth. Jimmy Neutron quickly enlists the guests to help him in getting the rocket back. The rocket chase results in encounters with numerous Nicktoons, notably including Hey Arnold!, Rugrats, The Fairly OddParents, and Spongebob Squarepants.

Compared to its predecessor, Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast was not around for very long; lasting only eight years until its closure on August 18th, 2011. It was replaced with Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem.

Here's a video of the ride.

Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast provided examples of the following tropes:

  • Absentee Actor:
    • Despite being major characters in the series, Sheen, Cindy, and Libby are nowhere to be found in the ride.
    • Doug, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, and KaBlam! were the only Nicktoons made between 1991-2002 that did not make any sort of appearance in the ride.
  • Audience Participation: In the event that the ride broke down, team members would ask the riders a series of trivia questions relating to Nickelodeon to pass the time until the ride got fixed.
  • Bacon Addiction: When Cosmo mistakenly turns Carl's hair into bacon, Ooblar immediately wants to eat it and chases after Carl.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Ooblar is briefly turned into a Yolkian Elvis by Cosmo.
  • Big Bad: King Goobot
  • Bowled Over: Played straight when this happens to a random group of Yolkians, with Ooblar and the Mark IV as the bowling ball. He even yells, "strike!".
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: While being flung through Bikini Bottom, SpongeBob says hello to everyone, including referring to the Bikini Bottom fish as "secondary characters".
  • Brick Joke: When Ooblar first breaks in, he creates a giant Yolkian-shaped hole in the wall. At the end of the ride, this hole is now seen patched up with wood, but is again broken open when King Goobot busts in.
  • Buffy Speak: Carl refers to Cosmo's wand as a 'super-powered laser thingy'.
  • The Cameo: Dalai Llama is poofed in when Carl uses Cosmo's wand to summon a bunch of llamas.
  • Canon Welding: All Nicktoons co-exist with one-another here, via soundstages.
  • The Chase: The ride's primary plot, with Jimmy, Carl, and the riders going in pursuit of Ooblar.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The Mark I rocket, as well as Cosmo's wand.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: King Goobot forcing the ride vehicles to do the chicken dance.
  • Cowardly Sidekick: Carl is this big time throughout the ride, exclaiming at nearly everything, and as shown above, he can't even start a simple countdown without wanting to back down.
  • Delayed Explosion: When Carl zaps King Goobot with Cosmo's wand, there's a brief pause, and then his eggshell explodes.
  • Dreamworks Face: Jimmy's expression right on the front side of the building.
  • Eat My Dust: In the Rugrats scene, Ooblar says, "Eat my cosmic dust, humans!"
  • Evil Plan: King Goobot's plan to steal and duplicate the Mark IV so his armies can enslave the earth.
  • Forgotten Superweapon: Carl forgets that he had Cosmo's wand for a good part of the ride; and while he does remember it when getting back to earth and at the end, it's certainly something that probably would've come in handy when they were on the Yolkian Planet...
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: At the start of the ride, Jimmy says, "The heck with the countdown!"
  • Hydrant Geyser: During the Hey Arnold! sequence, a fire hydrant gets broken and shoots off a blast of water, which briefly sprinkles the riders via a water effect.
  • I Want My Mommy: Right at the end of the pre-show, after the Mark I ship heavily glitches out, Carl flatly mutters, "...Mommy..."
  • Idiot Ball: SpongeBob thinks Jimmy's rocket is a "rocket-powered jellyfish". Chaos ensues.
  • Impact Silhouette: Played with. While he doesn't crash through the wall, Ooblar creates an outline of himself when laser-cutting his way through it.
  • Intercontinuity Crossover: With nearly every Nicktoon ever made up to 2003? Check.
  • It's Probably Nothing: After just barely missing Ooblar on the security cam, Jimmy, believing that there's nothing, remarks that it's "probably a bug in the security system"...just before Ooblar cuts his way in.
  • Jump Scare: A rather unintentional one happened with the ride starting up. Carl's countdown (as shown at the top) is cut off by the screen opening up and the vehicles suddenly taking motion, with Jimmy saying, "The heck with the countdown! We gotta blast!"
  • Large Ham: Ooblar
  • Laser Cutter: Appears to be utilized by Ooblar when he's cutting through the lab's walls.
  • The Load: From the perspective of the ride's storyline, the guests are basically this, as they do nothing to help Jimmy whatsoever and only just repeatedly get into trouble.
  • Lured into a Trap: Ooblar purposely leads the protagonists to Yolkus just so they can have Poultra kill them.
  • MacGuffin: The Mark IV rocketship
  • Medium Blending: Jimmy Neutron's encounters with all of the 2D Nicktoons.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Ooblar is once again this, failing at being menacing at every possible opportunity.
  • Mondegreen: Cosmo comically mishears what the two protagonists are saying, hearing "Help us!" as "Elvis", and "achin' head" as "bacon head".
  • The Multiverse: What the ride is set in, each Nicktoon world is shown as being accessible via soundstage portal.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Poultra now has a corrosive green breath ability, which proves a brief obstacle for the protagonists.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: When Carl is given Cosmo's wand, he first poofs away Ooblar, who was trying to eat his hair. Turns out that he poofed him away to the exact place he was heading for.
  • Noodle Incident: When Jimmy discusses the Mark IV rocket along with the previous Mark I and Mark II rockets, Carl asks, "What happened to the Mark III?" to which Jimmy responds, "Don't ask."
  • No Talking or Phones Warning: The queue line would show three separate videos of the ride's safety spiel being given by SpongeBob, Angelica from the Rugrats, and Donnie from The Wild Thornberrys, the latter comically having to be subtitled due to his gibberish speaking.
  • Offscreen Rebuilding: The broken down wall in Jimmy's lab gets patched up within four minutes, even though it was done by just hammering wood over it.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: King Goobot somehow being able to make it from the Yolkian Planet to Earth all within a minute.
  • The Only Ones: Lampshaded when Jimmy mentions that they're the only ones that can save the Nicktoons and the planet, since only they know of the Yolkians' scheme to enslave the earth.
  • Oxygenated Underwater Bubbles: This ride uses a slight variation of the trope; as Jimmy and Carl are wearing a bubble around their heads during the Bikini Bottom scene, hence why they are able to breathe.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Ooblar dons a disguise when breaking into Jimmy's lab, a disguise that consists of: Groucho glasses, a camera, and a Universal hat. Jimmy sees right through it, but apparently no one else did.
  • Red Alert: In the pre-show, Jimmy's security system initiates an Intruder Alert upon detecting Ooblar is outside the premises.
  • Shout-Out: When Jimmy chastises Carl for handing the rocket's remote to Ooblar, he responds, "I couldn't help it, Jim. He used some kind of space alien mind meld on me!"
  • Soft Water: Jimmy, Carl, and the riders come crashing down to Earth all the way from space, eventually making a "splashdown" into Bikini Bottom with no injuries whatsoever.
  • Spiritual Successor: To the attraction it replaced, The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera, as it is virtually the same concept of animated characters crossing over with one another; just this time with characters from the newer generation.
  • Super Window Jump: Jimmy and Carl exit the Rugrats' home by crashing through a window.
  • Surveillance Station Slacker: Played with. When Jimmy and Carl look at the security cameras for intruders, they just happen to look away at the exact second Ooblar shows up on them.
  • Take Over the World: The Yolkians' grand scheme.
  • Title Drop: Carl shouts out, "Hey, Arnold!" in the scene of the respective show.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Happens with Carl at the ride's ending when he takes out King Goobot with Cosmo's wand.
  • Updated Re Release:
    • In a more negative example, around 2006, the post-show was shortened in favor of an expanded gift shop.
    • Sometime around 2007, the queue video for the attraction was updated to include clips from more (at the time) current Nicktoons, including Danny Phantom, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Catscratch.
    • In the very final months of the attraction, the post-show and gift shop were altered to include the post-2009 Nickelodeon logo, and the queue video had music videos from Victorious and Big Time Rush added in.
  • What Could Go Wrong?: Played straight when Jimmy outright says this when Carl questions how safe it is to have the guests ride in the Mark I rocket, which is deemed "slightly unpredictable". He then starts up the Mark I rocket, and it sparks and shakes, suggesting obvious malfunctions.