By Sue Rodman
You’re never too old for Power Rangers according to my teen. Especially if the launch of the new tv season is coupled with a fun-filled Power Ranger weekend at the Nick Hotel in Orlando, FL.
In the end, the teen had other commitments, but that’s the beauty of three children, there’s always someone around to head out on a field trip with me. So on a cold February day, we packed the car with all our Power Ranger DVD’s and made the trek to Orlando.
What Happens at Power Ranger Weekends
Power Ranger Weekends at the Nick Hotel include multiple opportunities to meet and interact with the characters from the popular TV show, followed by a lot of play acting with chopping and ninja type moves. From the crowds during Power Ranger Weekends, fans range from tots to adults. One family had matching Power Ranger t-shirts they had purchased on eBay for the occasion.
The weekend is also an opportunity to preview the new TV season, which was done in kid fashion, as a dive in movie, complete with Power Ranger Weekend crafts and meet and greet prior to the show.
Our weekend ended with the Power Up Breakfast where the kids not only got to meet the characters, but also learn some of their moves, which we’ve been practicing ever since.
Power Ranger Weekend Aftermath
My son has discovered all the old episodes of Power Rangers on Amazon Prime. His current favorite season is Mystic Force, which I have to admit is pretty good. It’s cute to watch my teenager, who was the biggest Power Ranger fan in the family, hovered over the iTouch watching with him. I like listening to them debate the merits of each season.
How to make Power Ranger Weekends even better
Our Power Ranger Weekend was quite memorable, but Saban Brands, the producers of Power Rangers and the Nick Hotel could take it a few steps further. Meld the two brands together a bit. How about a seemingly impromptu show at the pool where the bad guy gets slimed! Even just random “Ranger” sightings around property would be fun. Maybe incorporate a special run movie into the 4-D theatre. Finally, and I can’t believe they missed this one, they need Power Ranger items in the store, or at least a kiosk. They missed an opportunity to sell to an audience already primed to buy.
More about the Nick Hotel:
Seven Tips for a Slimetastic Good Time at the Nick Hotel
Field Trips with Sue was invited to Orlando to review the Power Ranger Weekends, as is common in the travel industry. All opinions are my own.