Fountains Installed and Permits for New Nighttime Lagoon Show at Universal Studios Florida

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It’s only been a week since our last construction update for the work being done for the new nighttime lagoon show at Universal Studios Florida, but in that short time a lot has happened. First, thanks to reporter Chip Skambis we now how confirmation that a permanent viewing area is being constructed for the show in the Central Park area overlooking the lagoon. Also, the first sets of show fountains have been installed on the underwater platform in the middle of the lagoon.

The new nighttime show is replacing the now closed Cinematic Spectacular, and it is expected to debut this summer. The new show will feature colorful fountains, projections, and pyrotechnic effects. It is rumored to also include projection mapping and maybe even drones, however we do not yet have confirmation of those elements. Check out the new photo report to see the current progress for the show as well as permit images below for the full scope of the project. And stay tuned for more theme park news and updates coming soon!

Permits show the large underwater fountain stage and dedicated viewing area Photo: Chip Skambis

Fountain stage with more than 100 water jets and effects, to be submerged underwater Photo: Chip Skambis

Permit showing tiered viewing area in Central Park Photo: Chip Skambis

Side view of garden terrace viewing platforms Photo: Chip Skambis

3D model of planned viewing area set-up Photo: Chip Skambis

Construction Update

Overview with fountain platform in foreground and park construction in back

Future location of dedicated viewing area for the new show

Rows of rebar marking new railings for tiered viewing areas

A good view of the long rows of future railings

Looking now at the progress of the underwater platform

Fountains and foggers and other effects installed on this side already

Closer view of the different types of effects and fountains that have been installed

The left side of the platform is still growing

Last sections of underwater stage being constructed

View of the area from Battery Park near Transformers

Rows of fountains

These catwalks, along with the stage, will be submerged when the water level is raised

One last look at construction until next time! Check out our last update for more details.

This new nightly show is expected to open summer of 2018. For help booking your next trip to Universal Orlando request your free quote from Elizabeth at Destinations in Florida today! She’ll help you plan the perfect vacation with the best rates on ticket packages and on-site hotels, and her services are totally FREE to you.

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  • John Pastor


    Great photos, as always….Keep up the great work………@MadDog

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