Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen claims of the dangers of wearing masks and the dangers of not wearing masks. One of the main claims against face coverings, other than discomfort, is the lack of oxygen guests may receive while being at a theme park all day. I took a pulse oximeter to the Universal Orlando Resort to see true results of what our blood oxygen saturation percentage was throughout the day.[Read more…]
Want to see people try to lose weight by dancing? Want to try it yourself? A new dance/weight loss competition series on the Oxygen network called Dance Your A** Off will make a stop on their promotional tour this Friday and Saturday at Universal’s CityWalk. (I’m sure you can figure out what the **’s stand for. Let’s just call it DYAO.)
Guests will be able to dance with professionals on a giant stage shaped as a scale, create a customized video of themselves performing the official DYAO dance and generate their own DYAO animated dancer. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13, 2009.
Oxygen’s new dance/weight loss competition series premieres at 10 p.m. on Monday, June 29 and features 12 full-figured contestants who dance to unleash their inner thin and a chance to win $100,000 grand prize. Each contestant will be paired with a professional dance partner who will train them for their weekly stage performances – ranging from hip hop, to ballroom and even pole dancing. Then they’ll shake and rattle their rolls in front of a live studio audience and a panel of expert judges: choreographer Danny Teeson, dancer/choreographer Mayte Garcia, and dancer/actress Lisa Ann Walter. Actress Marissa Jaret Winokur, well known for her role as plus-sized Tracy Turnblad in the hit Broadway musical Hairspray, serves as host.
None of the judges have been announced as being at CityWalk for the tour. Visit dyao.oxygen.com for more information about the show.