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Carl Wheezer: 10- let's not do this! 9- how about we go home? 8...
Jimmy Neutron: The heck with the countdown! We gotta blast!

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

Based on The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius as well as other Nickelodeon properties of the time, the ride was set inside "Nicktoon Studios", where Jimmy Neutron, with assistance from Carl Wheezer and Goddard, 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, most notably including Hey Arnold!, Rugrats, The Fairly OddParents!, and SpongeBob SquarePants.

Compared to its predecessor, Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast did not last as long. It closed after eight years on August 18, 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:

  • Adapted Out:
    • Despite being major characters in the series, Sheen, Cindy, Libby, and Jimmy's parents don't show up in the ride.
    • Because the Fairly OddParents segment takes place in Fairy World, Timmy does not appear, nor do any of the other human characters.
    • Plankton is nowhere to be seen in the SpongeBob portion of the ride, though the Chum Bucket does briefly appear.
    • Doug, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, KaBlam!, and Oh Yeah! Cartoons were the only Nicktoons made between 1991-2003 that did not make any sort of appearance in the ride. Justified in Doug's case, since Disney still holds the rights to do anything new with the show.
    • Zim, Gir, and Dib are the only Invader Zimcharacters to appear, with Gaz and Professor Membrane being absent.
  • Advanced Tech 2000: In the post-show, one of the inventions on display was called the "Neutron Laser Cannon 9000".
  • Advertised Extra: Hey Arnold! was one of the most played-up aspects of the ride's marketing, even though the show's scene in the attraction was only about 10 seconds long.
  • Affectionate Parody: On the Yolkian Planet, there's a movie theater that has a showtime list of movies that are egg-themed parodies, such as "E2: Terminegger", "Bad Eggs", and "Yolk Story II".
  • Alternate Continuity: The attraction is very clearly not canonical with any of the Nick shows, what with its studio setting.
  • Animated Actors: Played with. The ride is set around Nicktoon Studios, but it's not made clear whether the characters are acting or are being filmed unknowingly whilst going about their lives.
  • Appeal to Force: Ooblar manages to easily get the remote to the Mark IV ship using this tactic.
    Ooblar (to Carl): Give me that! Or I'll hurt you...
    Carl: Okay. [hands him the remote]
  • Asteroid Thicket: A game at the ride's post-show involved players having to navigate a Nicktoon character through an asteroid field in order to save Goddard, who had been kidnapped by Zim. This game is currently lost footage.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: In one of the Cosmo and Wanda shorts that was at the post-show, Cosmo is immediately taken out of his panic over his missing wand when Wanda sits him down on a couch and turns on the TV.
  • 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.
  • Bad Vibrations: Poultra's footsteps when entering the Yolkian throneroom causes the ride vehicles to shake violently. note 
  • Barrier-Busting Blow: Just before the finale, King Goobot blasts his way through the recently-repaired walls of Jimmy's lab.
  • Big Bad: King Goobot.
  • Blind Driving: Jimmy is briefly blinded when SpongeBob puts his net over his head, causing him to lose control of both his own rocket and the Mark I.
  • 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".
  • Breath Weapon: Poultra is shown having a powerful green breath attack, which she uses on Ooblar and the riders.
  • 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 the attack he's about to use with Cosmo's wand as a 'super-powered laser thingy'.
  • Butt-Monkey: Angelica does not get off easy.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Just before Carl zaps King Goobot with Cosmo's wand, he shouts, "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: In Fairy World, Wanda convinces Cosmo to lend Carl his wand, which ends up proving extremely useful at the end with King Goobot.
  • Continuity Nod: At the end of the spiel SpongeBob would give on studio policies in the queue line, he once again gets chased by an Alaskan Bull Worm.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: King Goobot forcing the ride vehicles to do the chicken dance.
  • Cool Car: On the Yolkian Planet, there's a taxi cab that's shaped like a chicken's head.
  • Covered in Gunge: Upon running into the "slime tower", Ooblar gets the famed green substance dumped on him, but appears to get it off rather quickly.
  • 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.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Ooblar. Rather than just watch as Poultra and Goobot's minions chase after the protagonists, he decides to chase after them himself, a move that results in him accidentally getting in the line of Poultra's fire, which destroys both the Mark IV rocket and his eggshell.
  • Don't Touch It, You Idiot!: At the start of the pre-show, Jimmy specifically tells Carl not to mess with anything during their presentation. Carl ends up not listening and makes the Mark IV go out of control for a moment.
    Jimmy (to the audience): That's Carl over there not touching anything...
  • Double Subversion: Upon Ooblar breaking into Jimmy's lab, it seems as though he has something sinister in mind, until he gives Carl his teddy bear back (which he had lost on his ship), making it seem as though he comes in peace. That is then subverted when he reveals his real reasons for coming to earth: to steal Jimmy's Mark IV rocket and use it to take over the world.
  • 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!"
  • Eek, a Mouse!!: In the post-show, one of the ChalkZone shorts showed a chalk-version of Frankenstein's Monster being awakened and soon after running away in terror at the sight of a mouse.
  • Elvis Impersonator: For a moment, Ooblar gets turned into a Yolkian version of Elvis.
  • Evil Gloating: Ooblar is quite confident and overly excited about stealing the Mark IV, so much so that he happily explains the entire plan to the protagonists, along with showing that he had videotaped the entire moment where he and Goobot came up with the plan.
  • Evil Plan: King Goobot's plan to steal and duplicate the Mark IV so his armies can enslave the earth.
  • Excuse Plot: The "Nicktoon Studios" premise seems to exist solely as a simple excuse to have all of the Nicktoons be shown together, as it's incredibly inconsistent as to whether the events of all the shows were just being acted, or if they did actually happen and were being filmed in secret.
  • Extra! Extra! Read All About It!: Just before heading into the throne room on the Yolkian Planet, the protagonists pass by a Yolkian selling newspapers that have news of Jimmy's return to the planet as the headline. In the workprint version of the ride, the Yolkian even says the trope word-for-word, but in the final version had his dialogue changed to, "Extra! Extra! Rocket Boy Returns!"
  • Floating in a Bubble: Upon making his return, King Goobot incapacitates Jimmy and Goddard by trapping them in a floating green bubble.
  • Forced Transformation: Ooblar is briefly turned into a Yolkian Elvis by Cosmo.
  • 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...
  • Frankenstein's Monster: As mentioned above, one of the ChalkZone shorts in the post-show featured a Frankenstein's Monster parody.
  • Freeing the Genie: Another one of the ChalkZone shorts had Snap accidentally freeing an evil genie, which Rudy is able to trap again by literally using the word "vacuum".
  • French Cuisine Is Haughty: While speeding through the Yolkian Planet, riders pass by a very upscale-looking french restaurant, called "Le Bistro".
  • Funny Background Event: While the riders are flung into Squidward's house, SpongeBob's house is sliced up by Jimmy's rocket, with the pieces landing in a conveniently placed can of sliced pineapple.
  • Glad I Thought of It: Played with. When Ooblar begs King Goobot to allow him to enslave the earth, he initially refuses before finally relenting. When Goobot reveals that he already had a take over the world plan put together, Ooblar, thinking that his idea has been stolen, responds, "But enslaving the earth was my idea!"
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: At the start of the ride, Jimmy says, "The heck with the countdown!"
  • Hot Paint Job: The Mark I rockets have flames painted on the sides of them.
  • 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 Ate WHAT?!: The "Nicktoons Cafe" segment of the queue videos shows us the perspective of an unfortunate soul entering the restaurant and trying the food, which includes the "Rugrats Special" (a secret blend of baby food, mud, and boogers), "Spike's Favorite" (a toilet water chaser), and the Krabby Patty (which is said to be mostly made out of chum). Each time the customer learns of the ingredients, he spits the food out in horror and disgust.
  • I Want My Mommy!: Right at the end of the pre-show, after the Mark I ship heavily glitches out, Carl quietly 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.
  • Involuntary Dance: When he gets control of its remote, King Goobot forces the Mark I rockets to do the chicken dance, with Carl also being briefly affected by it.
  • It's All About Me: In the final scene where Goobot returns to exact his vengeance, he angrily states, "You may have scrambled my bumbling brother, Neutron, but you'll rue the day you scorned me!", implying that he cares far more about his own dignity than Ooblar.
  • 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.
  • Last Villain Stand: After having his entire plan ruined, King Goobot comes to earth on his own in an attempt to get back at the protagonists one last time.
  • 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.
    • Goddard noticeably does not do anything particularly helpful throughout the ride, at one point attacking Angelica (a 3-year-old child) for no discernible reason, and apparently stealing Gerald's baseball. Jimmy is rather ineffectual as well, though at least he's actively chasing the bad guys. Ultimately it's Carl of all people who proves to be the most useful, as he uses Cosmo's wand to beneficial effect numerous times.
  • Lured into a Trap: Ooblar purposely leads the protagonists to Yolkus just so they can have Poultra kill them.
  • MacGuffin: The Mark IV rocketship
  • Magic Wand: As mentioned before, Cosmo lends Carl his wand, who goes on to use it to its advantage throughout the rest of the attraction.
  • Massive Multiplayer Crossover: With nearly every Nicktoon ever made up to 2003? Check.
  • 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 Gag: 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.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Ooblar's idiotic decision to chase the heroes while they flee from Poultra results in him accidentally getting hit by Poultra, which destroys the Mark IV rocket, effectively putting an end to Goobot's plan to duplicate and weaponize it.
  • 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.
  • Plot-Driven Breakdown: After evading Poultra both Jimmy and the riders' rockets lose power and begin falling backwards. Carl manages a quick and easy solution with the magic wand.
  • Portmantitle: The gift shop at the ride's exit was called "Nickstuff".
  • Recycled Premise: The ride's plot contains a lot of striking similarities to the plot of Back to the Future: The Ride. Both attractions star a genius scientist, whose flying vehicle invention is stolen by a villain that has extremely catastrophic intentions in mind with it, leading them to go on a high-speed chase after them. You could even draw a lot of comparisons between Planet Yolkus and Hill Valley 2015, as well as Poultra and the T-Rex.
  • Red Alert: In the pre-show, Jimmy's security system initiates an Intruder Alert upon detecting Ooblar is outside the premises.
  • Retro Rocket: The classic Nickelodeon logo could be seen in the typical form of a rocket at the attraction's exit.
  • Rewatch Bonus: There were a lot of hidden background gags and details in the ride that were easy to miss; a particular example being that in the Yolkian throneroom, Ooblar actually gives an early hint that Poultra is going to be coming out. He looks at the riders, points to the right side of the room, and then waves goodbye to them just before Poultra emerges.
  • Screen Tap: In another one of the Cosmo and Wanda shorts in the post-show, Cosmo notices that he's in some kind of glass box and promptly freaks out, putting his hands up against it to find a way out, until Wanda explains that they've purposely poofed inside a television set.
  • See No Evil, Hear No Evil: Poultra's thunderously-loud footsteps cannot be heard by the characters until she walks right inside the throne room.
  • Self-Disposing Villain: Ooblar engineers his own defeat when he gets in the way of Poultra attacking the heroes, which ends in the monster mistakenly hitting him and destroying his eggshell.
  • 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!"
  • Slow Doors: The doors to the Rugrats soundstage are shown closing very slowly, and the protagonists are able to slip through at the last second. This occurs again with the doors to the Fairly OddParents soundstage, except this time only Jimmy, Carl, and Goddard are able to slip through; the riders end up crashing right through the shut doors.
  • 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.
  • Staff of Authority: King Goobot appears with one in the last scene, which he also uses to encase Jimmy and Goddard in a green bubble.
  • Strong as They Need to Be: The power of Poultra's green breath wildly varies in just one scene. When she first uses it on Ooblar to shut him up, it just gives him a brief "owwie". When she uses it on the riders, it's not effective in the slightest. Then, when she uses it on Ooblar again (this time by accident), it completely obliterates the Mark IV rocket and Ooblar's eggshell.
  • Super Window Jump: Jimmy and Carl exit the Rugrats' home by crashing through a window.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: King Goobot is enraged when his guards don't do anything to stop the protagonists from escaping Poultra's might, prompting him to shout, "STOP THEM, YOU IDIOTS!!"
  • 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.
  • Teleportation: Performed in the ride via Cosmo and Wanda's magic. Carl, with Cosmo's wand, first accidentally teleports Ooblar away to the Yolkian Planet, then Wanda teleports the protagonists to the same place, and finally Carl uses the wand again to bring everyone back towards earth.
    Jimmy: Carl, we have to follow him!
    Wanda: Sounds like a wish!
  • 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.
  • Uncertain Doom: After having his eggshell get destroyed, Ooblar is last seen falling off the throne room building and into the pits of the alien city below, and its not shown whether or not he perished or was saved by something.
  • 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.
  • Vine Swing: On the backside of the ride's building, there was an image of Eliza from The Wild Thornberrys swinging on a vine.
  • Wacky Sound Effect: One of the activities in the post-show area involved guests adding random sounds to various Nicktoon clips; all of the sounds effects being typical stock noises, such as the sound of a rooster or a whoopee cushion.
  • Watch Out for That Tree!: In the background of the Rugrats scene, there's a dog that gets excited at the sight of the rockets and tries to chase after them, but ends up smacking into a wooden fence while in pursuit.
  • We Meet Again: Upon making his entrance into Jimmy's lab, Ooblar starts with saying this.
    Ooblar: Jimmy Neutron, my old nemesis! We meet again!
  • 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.
  • What Does This Button Do?: While trying to search for his wand in the post-show, Cosmo comes across a remote control for one of Jimmy's inventions. Out of curiosity, he ends up pushing one of the buttons, which causes a laser cannon to fire.
  • Wolverine Publicity: Despite Jimmy Neutron being the main character of the ride, marketing for it would primarily emphasize SpongeBob, and the attraction's gift shop contained mostly SpongeBob-related items. So when the ride closed, and SpongeBob seemed to be the only character in the ride that was still popular by it's closure, they decided to keep him in the park by turning a store in the Kidzone area of the park, into a store that sells nothing but SpongeBob items.
  • Writing Lines: In another one of the ChalkZone shorts that could be seen showed Rudy in detention, having to write "I will NOT let my imagination run wild in school" on a chalkboard. Snap then shows up, makes the "NOT" turn into a pogostick and bicycle that the two of them use, before changing the message to "I will let my imagination run wild everywhere I go".
  • Your Princess Is in Another Castle!: It seems that the ride is over once Jimmy, Carl, and Goddard make it out of Bikini Bottom and land back in the Rocket Lab, but then it's revealed that this is not the case when King Goobot suddenly returns for revenge.